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1 PROPOSAL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HON FELIX CHUNG KWOK PAN MEMBER OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (TEXTILES AND GARMENT SECTOR) 1

2 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION VISION AND MISSION BACKGROUND OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION IDEA OF THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION HUB WHY HK? SUSTAINABLE ORGANISATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARD STRAGETIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES SECRETARY OFFICE OF THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION HUB ROLE AND RESPONSIBILIES OF THE HUB ACTIVITIES STRUCTURE AND BUDGET OUTCOMES OF THE HUB ANNEX 2

3 INTRODUCTION 3

4 VISION Hong Kong pioneer the global fashion industry for revolutionary change, to create a systemic change of the fashion industry that leads to sustainable development, while at the same time strengthening the competitiveness of this industry. MISSION Promoting Hong Kong to establish a Sustainable Fashion Hub, as Hong Kong is the world s knowledge base for sustainable development practices and lead the global fashion industry in the implementation of sustainable development practices. 4

5 BACKGROUND OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION Today, the desire for fast fashion has created demand for 80 billion new garments a year Throwaway consumer culture A tendency that promotes overproduction, overconsumption and waste The economic models are driven by profit; consumers are mostly driven by price. When consumers demand lower prices, fashion companies will try to maintain profits by pressuring suppliers Campaigns such as Greenpeace s DETOX and the Clean Clothes Campaign have forced a multitude of brands to change existing behaviors and production policies A balance of the triple bottom line principle: People, Planet and Profit, three pillars of sustainability 5

6 TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE : 3 P S Provide products and services that enhance people s lives Create new and rewarding jobs Manage a business that provides a good return for shareholders Innovation Capital efficiency Risk management Growth enhancement PEOPLE PROFIT PLANET Produce products that are friendly to our plants Biodiversity Clean air water land Emission reductions Minimize waste Job creations Skills enhancement Local economic impact Resource efficiency Life-cycle management Regional materials 6

7 CREATING SUSTAINABLE PROFIT Creating profit through sustainable waste & recycling solutions Adopt innovation technologies to enhance the value-for-money products The innovations in sustainable fashion are not only for the good of society. They can also be a source of profit, growth, and competitive advantages 7

8 IDEAS OF THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION HUB 8

9 SUSTAINABLE FASHION HUB Global network on sustainable fashion Design and Innovation Material and Product manufacturing Sourcing and Certification Sustainable Fashion Hub Consumers and Recycling Marketing and Education 9

10 WHY HK? Main manufacturers & trading partners Sourcing headquarter 10

11 WHY HK? Main manufacturers & trading partners Global Influences: The HK owned companies and manufactories employs over 800,000 people in more than 300 locations and the garment produced over 1 billion pieces annually. The products can be found across the world. Enormous impacts on Global Sustainability: Some of the HK owned companies have pioneered in the implementation of sustainable practices. They are committed to ensuring sustainable profitability and growth as well as to reducing our impact on the environment through effective waste management, energy efficiency and pollution prevention. 11

12 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE RELATED ORGANISATIONS Global fashion companies increasingly explore partnership as potential solution to environmental problem in the supply chain Companies collaborate with broader groups of actors in various multistakeholder initiatives, and some of their Asian headquarter located in Hong Kong, such as: Apparel & Footwear Brands Collaboration Forum 12

13 INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE STANDARD / TOOLS Smarter systems, tools and technologies in sustainable fashion: Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) by WWF Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) by WWF HIGG INDEX by SAC ISO Environmental Management by ISO Global Reporting Initiative Reporting Guidelines by GRI Activity-based Carbon Footprint Modelling by CITA Bluesign by SGS OEKO-TEX Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX Global Recycle Standard by Textile Exchange Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) 13

14 STRAGETIC GOALS OF THE HUB Short term (1-2 years) Provide sustainable fashion information, technology and tools to maximize HK competitiveness, enable economic growth for HK fashion industry and enhance the global influences on environmental sustainability Identity and endorse leading sustainable standards Medium term (2-3 years) Foster science and technological leadership by enhancing innovation in sustainable fashion, and bring positive social impacts in the global fashion industry Long term (3 4 years) Preserve Hong Kong s position as the Global Sustainable Fashion leader, and maximize long-term return to stakeholders while being mindful of our overall responsibilities. 14

15 OBJECTIVES Short term (1-2 years) Provide sustainable fashion information, technology and tools to maximize HK competitiveness, enable economic growth for HK fashion industry and enhance the global influences on environmental sustainability Identity and endorse leading sustainable standards Activities: Establish a global online platform and comprehensive database of global sustainable fashion business and resources Organize a global fashion summit to gather international key players from the global fashion industry, as well as experts, NGOs, media and politicians, in HK to catalyze a discussion on the evolution of a successful fashion industry in a world where new business models are required to tackle the growing sustainability challenges facing the planet and the societies Establish sustainable fashion business through third party verification/ certification programs to ensure credible and trustworthy data backed up by a robust due diligence process 15

16 OBJECTIVES Medium term (2-3 years) Foster science and technological leadership by enhancing innovation in sustainable fashion, and bring positive social impacts in the global fashion industry Activities: Seek more innovative solutions by HKRITA to make the best products or technologies using less resource, energy and water Partner with industry to provide technical leadership Provide financial assistance to the SMEs for encouraging them in implementing such measures as waste discharge reduction and energy conservation etc. Encourage people-oriented management in order to enhance the living standard and employability 16

17 OBJECTIVES Long term (3 4 years) Preserve Hong Kong s position as the Global Sustainable Fashion leader, and maximize long-term return to stakeholders while being mindful of our overall responsibilities. Activities: Sustainable Fashion Summit HK strives to serve as an inspiration for solutions and opportunities Promote the transparency and traceability of the fashion supply chain by adopting international certification tools Facilitate collaboration and encourage to build strategic partnerships between HK enterprises and international brand customers Coordinate with global policymakers at all levels to speed up the transformation of the fashion industry 17

18 SECRETARY OFFICE OF THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION HUB 18

19 SECRETARY OFFICE OF THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION HUB It is imperative for HK to establish a Sustainable Fashion Hub to turn HK into International knowledge base for Sustainable Fashion To set up a Secretary Office to achieve the mission and fulfill the vision The stakeholders in advisory board of Sustainable Fashion Hub are government, leading clothing retailers, manufacturers, institutions and NGOs 19

20 THE ROLE The hub is a platform to seek the input from different stakeholders. It is connected global consumers, retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and policymakers to sustainability, and make real progress towards sustainability HUB 20

21 RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Liaise with global policy-makers to enhance the collaborations 2. Set up different policies on sustainable fashion development 3. Policies implementation 4. Provide PR and marketing support 21

22 MAIN ACTIVITIES 1. Establish an electronic platform exclusively on the Global Sustainable Fashion Database Chemical & others Suppliers Manufacturers Certification Designers & Brands 2. Develop and hold an international certification (i.e. Bluesign/ ISO/ Higg Index) 3. Organise an annual signature event Sustainable Fashion Summit HK 4. Create a platform to connect the global institutes to integrate sustainability into their training and education activities 5. Co-organise with Estethica (London) a Sustainable Fashion Award in Hong Kong 6. Set up a Sustainable Fashion Fund for encouraging SMEs to assist them in their transformation and upgrading process to meet new challenges 22

23 ORGANISATION STRUCTURE Sustainable Fashion Hub Advisory Board Secretary Office Director Design & Manufacturing Technology & Certification Marketing & Education 23

24 BUDGET for the secretary office It is envisaged that the entire organisation will be established for full implementation over a period of 3 years with budget of HK$90million. % HR Operation Events & Others Reserve Fund Sustainable Fund 11% 10% 26% 29% 24% 24

25 OUTCOMES OF THE HUB 25

26 OUTCOMES OF THE HUB Global Living Standard Employability (both local and global) Employee well-being Science and technology talents Transparency of the supply chain Influence of HK s leading role Economic performance Competitiveness of HK s enterprises 26

27 ANNEX FASHION INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Working Group on Innovation and Sustainability of the Fashion Industry Convenors: Mr. Edwin Keh (CEO, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel) Mr. Anderson Lee (Business Director, Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric Ind. Co. Ltd.) Mr. Arkin Ng (Chief Executive, Natalia Fashion Ltd.) Members: Prof. Raymond Au (Associate Academic Director (Design), Hong Kong Design Institute & Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)) Mr. Shaun Cheung (Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Design Institute) Mr. Kelvin Cheuk (Chairman, Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel) Ms. Catherine Chiu ( General Manager, Corporate Quality & Sustainability Department, Crystal Group) Mr. Ivan Chu (Executive Director, Hong Kong Sustainable Development Research Institute) Ms. Karen Ho (Business Engagement Leader, Climate, WWF-Hong Kong) Ms. Maylie Kan (Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Apparel Society Ltd.) Prof. Reggie Kwan (President, Caritas Bianchi College of Careers) Mr. Matthew Lai (Director, Lun Wah Textiles Company) Ms. Elita Lam (Manager, Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration External Affairs Office, Hong Kong Design Institute & Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)) Mr. Benjamin Lau (Director, Kong Sun Weaving Factory Limited) Ms. Kate Lin (Campaigner, Greenpeace) Mr. Ian Lo (Director, Sun Hing Industries Holdings Ltd.) Mr. Eddie Lo (President, Crystal Martin (Hong Kong) Ltd.) Ms. Ada Siu (Chairman, Garment Fashion Practitioners Association) Mr. Stanley Szeto (Chairman and CEO, Lever Style Inc.) Dr. Chester To (Associate Professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Ms. Veronique Tjon (Marketing Manager, Control Union Certifications Hong Kong) Ms. Janice Wang (CEO, Alvanon HK, Ltd.) Mr. Calvin Yam (Senior Vice President (Global Softlines), Intertek Group Plc.) Prof. Philip Yeung (Executive Director, Clothing Industry Training Authority) 27

28 PROPOSAL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HON FELIX CHUNG KWOK PAN HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (TEXTILES AND GARMENT) Office Room 718, Legislative Council Complex, 1 Legislative Council Road, Central, Hong Kong Tel : (852) Fax: (852) Website : Copyright Hon Felix Chung Office - All Rights Reserved Prepared by Hon Felix Chung Office July

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