• Short Summary

    SEVENTEEN HONG KONG FASHION MANUFACTURERS ARE TAKING PART IN THE COLONY'S FIRST FASHION TRADE FAIR IN LONDON, WHICH OPENED TODAY (7 OCTOBER) AND WHICH WILL LAST THREE DAYS.

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    SEVENTEEN HONG KONG FASHION MANUFACTURERS ARE TAKING PART IN THE COLONY'S FIRST FASHION TRADE FAIR IN LONDON, WHICH OPENED TODAY (7 OCTOBER) AND WHICH WILL LAST THREE DAYS.

    DISPLAYED ARE EXAMPLES OF HONG KONG FASHIONS IN EVENING DRESSES AND COCKTAIL WEAR, FULLY FASHIONED KNITTED SUITS, KNITWEAR, SPORTSWEAR, DAY DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES.

    THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN, AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ACCOUNTED FOR 70 1/2 PER CENT OF HONG KONG'S TEXTILE EXPORTS IN 1968, AND THE TOTAL VALUE OF ALL GARMENT AND CLOTHING-ACCESSORY EXPORTS LAST YEAR WAS GBP207,000,000 STERLING, AN INCREASE OF 30 PER CENT ON THE FIGURES FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

    HONG KONG FEELS THAT IT CAN NOW COMPETE ON EQUAL TERMS WITH MANY ESTABLISHED FASHION-PRODUCING COUNTRIES. THE RISE OF THE COLONY'S FASHION INDUSTRY HAS BEEN RELATIVELY SWIFT, FOR ONLY 20 YEARS AGO HONG KONG WAS KNOWN ONLY IN THE GARMENT WORLD FOR ITS TRADITIONAL CHINESE TAILORING.

    TODAY, GARMENTS AND TEXTILES IN GENERAL ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 50 PER CENT OF ALL EXPORTS AND PROVIDE WORK FOR TWO OUT OF EVERY FIVE PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN THE COLONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA89VX9MXXB4I3G071I52Y6OFIU
    Media URN:
    VLVA89VX9MXXB4I3G071I52Y6OFIU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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