A Hong Kong auction house is seeing robust demand for jewels and jade, with an increase in online activity also driving sales.
30 May 2022
Rubies, red spinels and rubelites all draw healthy interest at jewellery auctions organised by Bonhams Hong Kong, while jade continues to be popular even among the younger crowd according to Stewart Young, the company’s newly appointed Director of Jewellery and Head of Jewellery for Asia.More
As the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs, interest in sports equipment and leisure goods is on the rise.
30 May 2022
As people’s enthusiasm to engage in sports and quality leisure time continues to climb, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is bringing together suppliers of sports goods and leisure activities at its annual flagship summer event. Sports categories at the expo, which is open to the public, include ball games, camping, hiking and climbing, e-sports, fitness and yoga, health and wellness products, marathons and cycling, sportswear and accessories and water sports. Leisure categories include board and party games, crafts, cultural appreciation, DIY items, drawing and painting, hobby classes, music, photography equipment, smart play and accessories (including coding education, 3D printing and virtual reality), and museums.More
A Hong Kong entrepreneur spotted a niche in the absence of bespoke tailoring aimed specifically at women.
23 May 2022
Hong Kong is renowned for bespoke tailoring, with many using a tailor for office wardrobes or formalwear. After more than 20 years of tailoring for men, Frederieke van Doorn was keen to begin offering tailored pieces for women. She established her luxury fashion brand, Frey, in September 2021 and has already opened a boutique on Queen’s Road Central on Hong Kong Island. The brand has an off-the-rack range, which offers everything from shirt dresses to trench jackets, in addition to bespoke tailored garments.More
Inspired by her own mentor, a banker has become a full-time coach, helping young professionals achieve their life goals.
16 May 2022
Inspired by mentors encountered in her career, finance industry veteran turned business coach and mentor Debbie Ng has been working with Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW) to deliver workshops on everything from dealing with difficult people to climbing the corporate ladder.More
A recently launched digital platform aims to be a one-stop shop for luxury lifestyle brands in the region.
03 May 2022
Design marketing platform Vermillion showcases the work of established and emerging Asian talents, celebrating items ranging from furniture and homeware accessories to prints and photography. The business-to-business platform zooms in on Asian creations and its rapidly growing portfolio includes almost 200 lifestyle brands and creative talents from China, Japan and Southeast Asia. The firm has focused on working with real-estate clients and design professionals but has plans to set up a business-to-consumer (B2C) arm, Founder and CEO Krizia Li said.More
The business end of design confounds many creative people, but help is at hand from the HKTDC and HKDI.
22 April 2022
Aspiring designers often find that fully understanding the business end of their operations – whether it is intellectual property rights, licensing, patents or merchandising – to be a challenge. That’s why the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) came together to co-organise two professional incubation and mentorship programmes to help young talents navigate the business world and succeed in their endeavours.More
A creator of unique interiors draws inspiration from as far afield as Japan and Scandinavia.
14 April 2022
Interior design harnesses all the senses, incorporating spatial layout and arrangement, functionality and aesthetic design to create pleasing spaces. Designers also need to pay close attention to factors such as materials, lighting, scent and furniture. For Hintegro, a Hong Kong-based studio, interior design is also a process of creating positive and beautiful experiences for its clients.More
The online version of Asia’s premier film and television marketplace drew 8,000 industry talents from 81 countries and regions.
25 March 2022
Hong Kong has a long history as an entertainment hub, drawing talents, investors and merchants from all over the world – and providing a bridge to the world’s largest entertainment market in Mainland China. The digitisation of the entertainment world, which moved into overdrive as a result of COVID-19 control measures, is bringing significant change to the industry, and companies need to know how to adapt.More