Trade Activities

Workshop about Retail and China Fashion Trend jointly organized by Hong Kong Fur Federation & Kopenhagen Fur Date : 28 August 2017

Workshop about Retail and China Fashion Trend

jointly organized by Hong Kong Fur Federation & Kopenhagen Fur

With the objective to provide first-hand market information and share the industry’s update with members, the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) and Kopenhagen Fur (KF) jointly organized a Workshop about Retail and China Fashion Trend on 28 August attracting over 30 representatives of member companies’ participation.

Mr. Per Knudesn, the Chief Auctioneer of KF and Ms. Chris Cui, President of KF China started off the Workshop by presenting global fur market trend. Both speakers analyzed the market performance and fur demand under the current economic situation, giving members a detailed remark on the global marketing trend. Besides, Ms. Louise Fenger Hvilster, the Senior Furrier of KF Studio, showed the latest fur techniques and fashion trend by presenting a series of collections of major international brands demonstrating how they applied fur in their latest designs. As an aid for her presentation, she brought more than 70 pieces of fur sample for members to explore the meticulous craftsmanship involved. Finally, KF invited Mr. Zhang Jia Peng, the founder of RET to share his research in China Fashion / Apparel Industry Evolution and Trends as well as strategies. He analyzed the consumer preference and behavior of different age groups through studying a wide variety of retail channels including online and offline. He also used the statistics to predict the trend in retail business. Members were pleased with the presentation and found it very informative and useful.

To conclude, the above Workshop not only provided members with the latest market information, but also offered a great opportunity for members to exchange views with experts of different fields. Mr. See Yee Shun, one of the attending Directors of HKFF, reflected that he had gained a lot from the Workshop, especially on the latest fur techniques. He added that the newly developed techniques have made a big step forward from the traditional skills.

Finally, Mr. Wilson Chiu, the Chairman of HKFF, expressed his gratitude towards KF for organizing the subject Workshop with the Federation. He also thanked Ms. Chris Cui, President of KF China, and her team including Mr. Per Knudesn, Ms. Louise Fenger Hvilster, Mr. Felix Yan and Ms. Beibei Shang for their contributions. Mr. Chiu looked forward to more cooperation between HKFF and KF in the future, hoping that the synergy will bring the fur industry to new heights.   

Fur Accessory Workshop Date : 19 August 2017

Fur Accessory Workshop

participants showing great creativity

 

Riding on the success of the Fur Pom Pom Creative Workshop held in last August as one of the pre-events for CENTRESTAGE, the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) supported the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre’s “Fashion Workshop Series” by hosting a Fur Accessory Workshop at the PMQ this year.

The above Fur Accessory Workshop was held on 19 August attracting over 100 applicants, the overwhelming demand far exceeded the capacity of the venue. The objective of the Workshop was to stimulate public’s interest in designing and making their own fur accessories using leftover materials from production. Participants experimented with the materials provided by the organizer in creating a unique fur accessory for themselves.

Mr. Dennis Fong, the Vice-Chairman of HKFF, acted as instructor at the Workshop. Being a Fur Creative Director himself, Dennis started off by presenting a short video “Fur Now and Forever” from International Fur Federation sharing the latest fashion trend and inspiring the audience. He then demonstrated the making of fur bangle and fur pom pom. He also showed how to use small pieces of fur material to decorate paper bag and greeting card shaping it a unique and useful item.

Dennis shared a message that fur is a material which is natural, sustainable and environmentally-friendly. There is no waste in the production as manufacturers always make good use of all the scraps. Meanwhile, he was glad to see everyone enjoyed working with fur and gained knowledge of the craftsmanship through this Workshop. Some participants took pictures with their own designs and immediately uploaded their attractive pictures to the social media. Everybody had a great afternoon, enjoyed being a fur designer and craftsman!

2017 Haining China Leather & Fur Clothing Fair Date : 28 June - 3 July 2017

2017 Haining China Leather & Fur Clothing Fair

2017 Haining China Leather & Fur Clothing Fair was held on 28 June to 3 July 2017 at Haining Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong Fur Pavilion was established which 9 members of the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) exhibited a wide range of remarkable designs and fashionable items. The Fair served as a useful platform for Hong Kong furriers to establish business connection with mainland buyers.

Two sessions of Fur Fashion Parade organized by the HKFF were held on the first three days displaying the latest fur collections of Hong Kong manufacturers. They were well-received by the visitors.

Meanwhile, a fabulous “Metropolitan Hong Kong” Fashion Presentation was staged on 1 July showcasing outstanding fur collections from 7 Hong Kong furriers.

Nowadays, fur has become a fashion staple, best exemplified by their frequent exposures on international catwalks and in fashion magazines. Thanks to the innovation of advancing techniques, these have been used cleverly by Hong Kong furriers to design and manufacture modern fur apparel which has never been more versatile – suiting not only different lifestyle occasions, but also the preferences and climates of different markets. In short, “Fur by Hong Kong” has become a well-recognized high quality label in the fashion world.

Upon the completion of the Fair, the participating furriers reflected that the event was an ideal platform in promoting high-end fur and fashion items for the China market. Many visitors were interested in top quality fur and fashion designs. All participants expressed that they will continue their presence in this Fair in the future. 

The New Board of Directors Commenced Service Date : Apr 2017

After two years in the capacity, Mr. Henry Sun is standing down as Chairman of the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF). He has been succeeded by Honorary Chairman, Mr. Wilson Chiu, on April 1, 2017, supported by Ms. Rose Ko and Mr. Dennis Fong as Vice-Chairmen. 

Mr. Henry Sun had presided over this extremely active Federation during a period which new effort had been devoted to further enhancing the outstanding image of “Fur by Hong Kong” thus strengthening Hong Kong as the leading fur manufacturer and exporter of the world. Mr. Henry Sun will remain as Honorary Chairman to the HKFF Board. 

Thanks to the support of its members, and a dedicated Board of Directors comprising of 20 members, the HKFF has developed into a truly professional trade association, much admired throughout the industry. The new Chairman has declared his intention of maintaining the unity and objectives of the Federation among its more than 150 members and is expected to keep leveraging on its far-reaching promotional events and activities to reinforce the excellence of Fur by Hong Kong in both new and existing markets.

The 9th Shenzhen International Exhibition for Clothing OEM/ODM Date : 1 - 3 December 2016

2016 Hong Kong – Japan Fur Exhibition Date : Jul 2016

Japan being one of the biggest fur markets for Hong Kong exporters, the Federation and its members are committed to develop long term business ties with buyers in this region. Since 1988, an annual Hong Kong – Japan Fur Exhibition organized by the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) being the co-organizer of the event has been held in Tokyo and Osaka. This year, the exhibition took place in Tokyo New Otani Hotel and Osaka InterContinental Hotel with participation from a total of 15 members.

 

The above exhibition not only showcased members’ latest samples for the upcoming season, it also provided an excellent opportunity for Hong Kong & Japan furriers to exchange market information.

 

The Federation was delighted that Mr. Ryuzo Mimori of Mimori Trading Co. Ltd, a loyal customer of our members organized a dinner reception for all the exhibitors on the first day of the exhibition. Mr. Mimori and the participating members enjoyed a great time sharing good memories of their business experience in the past. On behalf of the Federation, the attending Directors including Mr. Fritz Chen, Ms. Rose Ko and Mr. Cyril Fong presented a souvenir to Mr. Mimori in appreciation of his long term support and hospitality.

 

Although the exhibition in both Tokyo and Osaka recorded less business than expected due to adverse economy condition, Osaka is comparatively busier than Tokyo. Nonetheless, the exhibitors were pleased to support this annual event as it is an effective platform in keeping close contact with buyers in this traditional market.

Condolences to Mr. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, SBS, BBS, MH, JP, Honorary President of Federation of Hong Kong Industries & Chairman of Hong Kong Productivit Date : Jun 2016

"Selling Effectively on the Internet" Seminar Date : Dec 2015

The Hong Kong Fur Federation and Federation of Hong Kong Industries Group 29 (Fur and leather garments) conjoined with Group 30 (Creative industries) to organize the “Selling Effectively on the Internet” seminar for their members.  The seminar covered an all-encompassing range of topics relating to launching and maintaining an online marketplace business for fur and leather garments practitioners in particular, and proposed practical solutions to successfully generate revenue.

Federation of Hong Kong Industries Newly Established Group 29 Fur and Leather Garments Date : Jul 2015

Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) is devoted to developing close relation with different local federations. In 2012, the Federation has successfully recruited over 80 members joining the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA) and established a “Fur Processing and Accessories Industrial Committee” in the Association. This truly facilitates external communication and long-term development of fur industry.

 

In 2015, the Federation further reinforcing the fur industry’s representation by recruiting more than half of its active members joining the newly established Group 29 “Fur and Leather Garments” of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI). FHKI is a statutory organization. It is keen to strengthen unity and development of various industries and has successfully established 5 new groups of different sectors in the same year.

 

An election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Group 29 Fur & Leather Garments was organized on 3 July 2015. It is an honor that Mr. Wallace Wong, Vice-Chairman & Honorary Chairman of HKFF, is elected by an overwhelming majority as Chairman of the Group and Mr. Wilson Chiu, Director & Honorary Chairman of HKFF, is elected as Vice-Chairman. To maintain and grow remarkable achievement of fur and leather industry, two Chairmen are committed to promoting long-term development with their greatest endeavor for the industry.

Hong Kong International Fur Fair, Shenzhen Date : 10 - 11 June 2015

Post-Event Release

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Hong Kong International Fur Fair, Shenzhen, China

Riding on the success of the long established Hong Kong International Fur & Fashion Fair, the Hong Kong Fur Federation organized the first ever Hong Kong International Fur Fair, Shenzhen, China on 10 – 11 June 2015 at JW Marriott Hotel, Shenzhen Bao’an. Over 30 Hong Kong furriers displayed a wide range of latest designs and fashionable items of the coming season as well as fur materials at the event.

The Federation was pleased to have invited the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) as the Adviser, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA) and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) being the supporting organizations of the event.

Over decades Hong Kong expert furriers gain the best reputation for its superior quality, design and craftsmanship in fashion industry. Nowadays, the footprints of Hong Kong fur collection are found in every major market. “Fur by Hong Kong” has become a well recognized high quality label for modern consumers worldwide especially the young generation. It becomes the by-word of ‘vogue’ and ‘versatility’.

In addition, a Fur Gala Fashion Presentation featuring 11 latest collections of new designs was held on the opening night of the event. It was with great honor that the Federation had invited Mr. Yang Yi, the Deputy Director-General of EAD, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R. to join and support the show in Shenzhen. The local media was indeed impressed by the “Fur by Hong Kong Collection” staging in China for the first time.

 

 

Pre-Event Announcement

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Hong Kong International Fur Fair, Shenzhen

10 - 11 June at JW Marriott Hotel, Shenzhen Bao’an, China

The Irresistible “Fur By Hong Kong”

 

Riding on the success of the long established Hong Kong International Fur & Fashion Fair, the Hong Kong Fur Federation is pleased to announce that the first ever Hong Kong International Fur Fair, Shenzhen organized by HKFF will be held on 10 – 11 June 2015 at JW Marriott Hotel, Shenzhen Bao’an, the hotel is newly established and it is nearby the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.

Over decades Hong Kong expert furriers gain the best reputation for its superior quality, design and craftsmanship in fashion industry. “Fur by Hong Kong” has become a well recognized high quality label for modern consumers worldwide especially the young generation. It becomes the by-word of ‘vogue’ and ‘versatility’.

Nowadays, the footprints of Hong Kong fur collection are found everywhere, from traditional markets such as the US, Europe and Japan, to emerging ones encompassing China, Korea, Russia and Eastern Europe.

You are cordially invited to the Hong Kong International Fur Fair, Shenzhen. Over 30 Hong Kong furriers occupying 50 booths will display a wide range of latest designs and fashionable items of the coming season as well as fur materials.

Don’t miss out on this outstanding fashion extravaganza in Shenzhen, China.

 

Adviser:

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

 

Supporting Organization:

The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong

Federation of Hong Kong Industries

HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show 2015 ~ Provide the latest fur fashion at the Networking Reception Date : Mar 2015

The HKFF was delighted to provide the latest fur fashion for the presentation of jewellery masterpiece at the Networking Reception of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show 2015 on 3 March.

The fur outfits were selected from the recent Hong Kong Fur Gala collections manufactured by renowned local furriers. These outfits fitted well with the glamorous jewellery representing a luxury yet modern lifestyle.

This important occasion attracted over 250 guests in attendance and received excellent responses.

Fur Material Custom Clearance Seminar Date : Mar 2015

Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) and Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) co-organized a Seminar inviting Guangzhou Office of the General Administration of Customs to present a talk on “Fur Material Custom Clearance” in Shenzhen on 12 March 2015. We were pleased to have invited two representatives of the Guangzhou Office of the General Administration of Customs to be the guest speakers, introducing related policy on fur material custom clearance to our members. Besides members of HKFF, guests attending the above Seminar included Mr. Albert Tang, Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, HKFF Directors and Ms. Linda So, Director-General of FHKI.

At the beginning, HKFF Chairman Mr. Wilson Chiu and FHKI Chairman Mr. Stanley Lau presented a speech respectively. Mr. Wilson Chiu, the HKFF Chairman pointed out that Hong Kong fur products have earned excellent reputation for decades and are well-recognized in global market. In view of the rapid economic development in the mainland, people’s demand for high quality and stylish fur fashion is increasing. There is a valuable opportunity for Hong Kong to expand their market to the mainland. Therefore, it is important that our members could get hold of the knowhow in custom clearance in order to introduce the fabulous Hong Kong fur fashion to mainland consumers.

The two speakers presented the above topics in great details by means of a powerpoint presentation and was well received by members. The officials also answered questions and made clarification on areas of concern at the end of the Seminar.

After the event, members responded positively and reflected that the Seminar not only helped them to learn more about the custom clearance procedure, but also facilitated communication between enterprises and the Customs. It was hoped that similar activities could be organized in the future.

Designers Love Fur (DLF) Collection Date : Feb 2015

Established in 2006, the DLF collection is a joint project between the Hong Kong Fur Federation and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association with an aim to enhance co-operations between their members.

Every year, this distinctive collection is presented to the local and international industry players at both the Fur Design Competition and the Hong Kong Fur Gala organized by the Hong Kong Fur Federation, as well as the Hong Kong Fashion Week organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Not only the collection has earned excellent feedbacks, it has also effectively promoted the excel image of high quality original fur fashion from Hong Kong.

The participating designers and manufacturers of the 2015 DLF Collection include:

Ms. Hidy Ng and Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd

Ms. Hei Lau and East City Leather & Fur Factory Ltd

Mr. Holly Lai and Dai-Ichi Madam Fur Ltd

Mr. Benny Yeung and Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd

Ms. Lu Lu Cheung and Precious Fur Trading Co

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2015 Date : Jan 2015

Today, fur is used by every leading international fashion designer and therefore maintaining the presence of the Hong Kong Fur Federation at the Hong Kong Fashion Week, Asia's largest event for the rag trade, is essential. The exhibition welcomed top international fashion talents and about 1,600 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions from around the world and offered a full programme of seminars and house shows for both buyers and exhibitors.

In January, the Federation set up a booth at the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, displaying winning garments of the Fur Design Competition 2015 and the video clips of Competition, as well as distributing the upcoming Fur Fair invitation card to both local and overseas visitors from the fashion industry.

Besides the above, the Federation displayed the latest “Designers Love Fur” Collection of renowned Hong Kong fashion designers, showcasing the versatility of fur as well as the designer’s superb creations.

The participated Designers and manufacturers of the collection were:

-         Hidy Ng & Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd

-         Hei Lau & East City Leather & Fur Factory Ltd

-         Holly Lai & Dai-Ichi Madam Fur Ltd

-         Benny Yeung & Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd

-         Lu Lu Cheung & Precious Fur Trading Co

In addition, the bridal collection designed by Sarah Lam, previous winner of the Fur Design Competition, for the Asia Young Designers Showcase was also on display.

Fur Retail Showroom ~ List of Participant Date : Nov 2014

OCEAN FUR CO LTD
Tel : 2341 4361
Unit 406-8, 4/F., Tower 1 Silvercord, No. 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

BROADWAY FUR & FASHION LTD
Tel : 2730 7163
Rm 1218, 12/F., Lippo Sun Plaza, No. 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

ANDY HOLDINGS LTD
Tel : 2766 1322
Unit A2, 13/F., Galaxy Factory Building, No. 25 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong

JOHNNY KAR FUR & FASHION CO LTD
Tel : 2364 0225
Unit E, 4/F., Freder Centre, 3 Mok Cheong Street, To Kwa Wan

CHIU’S FUR TRADING CO
Tel : 2751 7969
Flat B, 9/F., Hang Fung Industrial Bldg., Phase I, 2G Hok Yuen Street, Hung Hom

ACE FUR MANUFACTURING LTD
Tel : 2330 6111
Unit 807, 8/F., Harbour Centre, Tower One, 1 Hok Cheung Street, Hung Hom

EXQUISITE FASHION LTD
Tel : 3520 3920
Rm 1007, 10/F., Harbour Centre, Tower 2, 8 Hok Cheung Street, Hung Hom

DAI-ICHI MADAM FUR LTD
Tel : 2757 2789
Rm E, 17/F., Gemstar Tower, 23 Man Lok Street, Hung Hom

REGAL FUR & FASHION CO LTD
Tel : 2362 6712
Unit A-E, 10/F., Winner Building, 36 Man Yue Street, Hung Hom

Many may have known Hong Kong as a shopping paradise. But, will you know that this small island in South East Asia boasts the globe’s largest exporter of fur garments and accessories? Indeed, without any related natural resources, the fur industry of Hong Kong is another legend of the cosmopolitan.

Not only are Hong Kong furriers reputed for their distinctive workmanship, they are also renowned of employing cutting-edge techniques to interpret their creative yet commercial designs. The members of Hong Kong Fur Federation are introducing for the first time a brand new fur shopping experience by opening their showrooms for retails for a limited period of time in this winter season.

Today fur fashion has become ever more popular – coming in stylish silhouette, luxurious hand feel, and stunning colors. Fur garment doesn’t just stand alone as an isolated attraction, but is the jewel piece of a woman’s wardrobe which gives a whimsical touch for a trendy appeal. Just look at their impact on the international catwalk!

2014 Hong Kong – Japan Fur Exhibition Date : Jul 2014

Hong Kong is the world’s largest exporter of fine fur garments, with Japan being one of the most important trading partners. In 2012, Japan ranked the 4th largest fur export market of Hong Kong.

The Federation organizes an annual Hong Kong – Japan Fur Exhibition in July and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) being the co-organizer of the event. Although the fair was only held in Osaka this year, the exhibition attracted a total of 15 members in participation

The above annual exhibition not only showcased members’ latest samples for the upcoming season, it also provided an excellent networking meeting with their Japanese buyers.

As a tradition, participating members taking a time out on the last day of the exhibition to enjoy a Japanese Wagyu Shabu Shabu. During the dinner, they exchanged views on the market performance especially the impact on the slowing down consumption power in China.  But all of them were optimistic that fur will maintain its big share in the world market and members strive to provide products of best quality and design for this important market. Likewise, Japanese consumers are also well known of selecting excellent quality fur from Hong Kong. Members expected that the Japanese market will benefit from the decline in raw material price in a way stimulating retails growth this winter.

The exhibition recorded a total of 353 visitors from 149 companies.

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2014 Date : Jul 2014

Every year the Hong Kong Fur Federation presents the latest fur collection in the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer aiming at arousing the interest of international fashion buyers.


In 2014, the display gallery at the Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer showcased eight Hong Kong top designers’ stunning works, all of which were manufactured by members of the Hong Kong Fur Federation. The paired designers and manufacturers for the “Designers Love Fur” collection were:

Bonita Cheung & Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd
Lu Lu Cheung & Precious Fur Trading Co
Arthur Lam & Mandarin Fur Ltd
Hei Lau & East City Leather & Fur Factory Ltd
Lo Sing Chin & Exquisite Fashion Ltd
Hidy Ng & Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd
William Tang & U.K. Fur Co Ltd
Kevin Yeung & Dai-Ichi Madam Fur Ltd

Moreover, the winning design of the 2014 Fur Design Competition was also on display. The winning designer and manufacturer were:

Yau Suet Yi and Prosperity Fashion (China) Co Ltd

Hong Kong Fur Mission to Almaty, Kazakhstan & First ever Official Fur Mission from Kazakhstan visiting 2014 Hong Kong Fur Fair Date : Feb 2014

With an objective to promote the Hong Kong fur industry and enhance business development with worldwide counterparts, the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) organizes regular outbound missions to converge with overseas furriers, trade associations’ representatives and government officials.

Last October, the HKFF’s Directors delegation visited Almaty, Kazakhstan.  During the visit, the delegation met with members of Kazakhstan Fur Trade & Industrial Association, Almaty Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Light Industry Association as well as local fashion media, and had received their warm hospitality.  Nevertheless, the delegation felt there is a great potential in cultivating the market after their visit.

Upon our Directors’ return, the Federation planned to invite a fur delegation from Kazakhstan to visit the Hong Kong International Fur & Fashion Fair with an objective to further promote Hong Kong as the world’s No. 1 Fur Trade Centre.  With support from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), a Kazakhstan fur delegation consisted of 12 fur companies attended the Fur Fair. Moreover, the delegation was invited to attend the spectacular Hong Kong Fur Gala fashion presentation and banquet on the opening night, which showcased the latest collections from leading Hong Kong furriers, arresting the attention of more than 2,000 global buyers.

In addition, a welcoming lunch reception for the delegation was organized, where all the delegates attended and enjoyed exchanging views and information with the Board of Directors of the HKFF.  The Federation felt particularly honoured as Mr. & Mrs. Nurzhan Abdymomunov, the Consul-General of Kazakhstan in HKSAR had spared time from their busy schedule to join the above lunch and support the incoming mission.

Mr. Wilson Chiu, the Chairman of the HKFF was delighted that the delegates were here at the Fair and were able to see and appreciate the wide range of Hong Kong products and services for themselves.  He trusted that Kazakhstan buyers will be keen to benefit from Hong Kong’s expertise as well as our advantageous prices, both factors which will appeal greatly to their customers.  The Federation looks forward to developing a close relationship with Kazakhstan buyers in the future.

 

Ongoing partnership with Parsons, The New School For Design, New York Date : Feb 2014

This year, the Federation continued its annual project with the Parsons, The New School For Design establishing co-operation between their senior students and Hong Kong fur manufacturers.


Parsons’ two senior students Ms. Rachel Barish and Ms. Mijia Zhang, who had their mini collections manufactured by members of Hong Kong Fur Federation – Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd and Hong  Kong Fur Factory Ltd respectively, were invited to witness the 2014 Hong Kong International Fur & Fashion Fair and the spectacular Hong Kong Fur Gala in February.


Ms. Marie Genevieve Cyr, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design of Parsons, who accompanied their students in this visit commented that the experience which this project had afforded Rachel and Mijia was priceless. It would inform who they were as designers as they started their careers and remained with them. While the end results the garments were spectacular, the working relationship that they developed with their respective factories and the impressive collaboration between Hong Kong Fur Federation and Saga Furs that they were able to witness first hand was invaluable.


The Federation was delighted to have the opportunity to work with the budding design talents. Hong Kong, being the fur centre of the world looks forward to developing further co-operations with these talents and hope to see them elevating to new heights in the future.

Designers Love Fur (DLF) Collection Date : Feb 2014

Established in 2006, the DLF collection is a joint project between the Hong Kong Fur Federation and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association with an aim to enhance co-operations between their members.


Every year, this distinctive collection is presented to the local and international industry players at both the Fur Design Competition and the Hong Kong Fur Gala organized by the Hong Kong Fur Federation, as well as the Hong Kong Fashion Week organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.


Not only the collection has earned excellent feedbacks, it has also effectively promoted the excel image of high quality original fur fashion from Hong Kong.


The participating designers and manufacturers of the 2014 DLF Collection include:
Ms. Hidy Ng and Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd
Mr. Kevin Yeung and Dai-Ichi Madam Fur Ltd
Ms. Hei Lau and East City Leather & Fur Factory Ltd
Mr. Lo Sing Chin and Exquisite Fashion Ltd
Ms. Bonita Cheung and Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd
Mr. Arthur Lam and Mandarin Fur Ltd
Ms. Lu Lu Cheung and Precious Fur Trading Co
Mr. William Tang and U. K. Fur Co Ltd

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/ Winter 2014 Date : Jan 2014

Today, fur is used by every leading international fashion designer and therefore maintaining the presence of the Hong Kong Fur Federation at the Hong Kong Fashion Week, Asia's largest event for the rag trade, is essential.
In January, the Federation set up a booth at the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, displaying winning garments of the Fur Design Competition 2014 and the clips of Competition, as well as distributing the upcoming Fur Fair invitation card to both local and overseas visitors from the fashion industry.
Besides the above, the Federation displayed a “Designers Love Fur” Collection of renowned Hong Kong fashion designers, showcasing the versatility of fur as well as the designer’s superb creations.

The participated Designers and manufacturers of the collection were:

  • Hidy Ng & Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd
  • Kevin Yeung & Dai-Ichi Madam Fur Ltd
  • Hei Lau & East City Leather & Fur Factory Ltd
  • Lo Sing Chin & Exquisite Fashion Ltd
  • Bonita Cheung & Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd
  • Lu Lu Cheung & Precious Fur Trading Co
  • Arthur Lam & Mandarin Fur Ltd
  • William Tang & U.K. Fur Co Ltd

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2013 Date : Jul 2013

In cooperation with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Federation once again presented the latest “Designers Love Fur” collection at the annual Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer aiming at arousing the interest of international fashion buyers and extending the use of fur in modern fashion.

The fur display gallery showcased nine stunning designs by members of Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA), all of which were manufactured by our Federation members. The paired designers and manufacturers for the “Designers Love Fur” collection were:

    •     Ms.Hidy Ng & Broadway Fur & Fashion Ltd
    •     Mr.Kevin Yeung & Dai-Ichi Madam Fur Ltd
    •     Mr.Walter Ma & Exquisite Fashion Ltd
    •     Ms.Bonita Cheung & Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd
    •     Ms.Lu Lu Cheung & K C Enterprises (Int’l) Co Ltd
    •     Mr.Arthur Lam & Mandarin Fur Ltd
    •     Mr.Lo Sing Chin & Ocean Fur Co Ltd
    •     Mr.Henry Lau & Rising Sun Fur Manufacturing Ltd
    •     Mr.William Tang & U.K. Fur Co Ltd

Moreover, the winning design of the 2013 Fur Design Competition designed by Ms. Chui Ka Ying and manufactured by Everest Fur Fashion Co Ltd was also on display.

Fur Pavilion at Novomania International Fashion Tradeshow Shanghai, China (17 - 19 July) Date : Jul 2013

The HKFF was delighted to lead the first delegation joining the Novomania International Fashion Tradeshow in Shanghai, China in July. The project was co-organized with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

The Fur Pavilion which located on level 1 of the Shanghai Mart showcased 9 member companies, all of which carry their independent brand names representing high quality fur fashion from Hong Kong.

With the worldwide vogue for fur, Hong Kong furriers have continuously improved their excellent craftsmanship and explored new techniques bringing brand new looks to fur fashion. As a result, ‘Fur by Hong Kong’ is now regarded as an outstanding label for design and quality.

List of Participants  Brand Name
 1. Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd  SYMÉTRIE
 2. Capital Fur Co Ltd  CAPITAL FUR
 3. Chiu’s Fur Trading Co  BRONZA
 4. Exquisite  Fashion Ltd  XQ
 5. Hilton Fur & Leather (HK) Ltd  A’RTHENON
 6. K C Enterprises (International) Co Ltd  KC FUR
 7. Ocean Fur Co Ltd  ROSETTE
 8. Shui Fung Fashion International Co Ltd  ISUBILLE
 9. Win Mark Enterprises Ltd  GUY  LAROCHE

New Term of Young Executive Committee (YEC) Date : Jun 2013

With an objective to ensure ongoing effectiveness of the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF), the Board established a far-sighted YEC in 1986 to both nurture Board members and support continuous development across the Federation as a whole.

The Committee has organized numerous events for promotion, education as well as enhancing inter-member relationship. One of the focal events being the annual Fur Design Competition which successfully stimulates the interest of local design students in fur thus recruiting young, talented designers for the fur industry.

The HKFF is delighted to announce that a new term of Young Executive Committee has commenced its service as effective from 1 June 2013. The Committee currently comprises of 9 members and it is advised by three members of the Board, they are Ms. Joanne Chan, Mr. William Lam and Mr. Andy Wong.

The list of Young Executive Committee 2013 – 2014 is as follows:-

Chairman

Ms. Annie Yip

Vice-Chairmen

Mr. Cyril Fong

Mr. Johnny Lau

YEC Adviser

Mr. Andy Sin

Members

Ms. Danielle Char

Mr. James Lau

Mr. Simon Lee

Ms. Michiko Tsubaki

Ms. Haze Wong

Hong Kong Fur Federation joined a trade mission to Beijing Date : Apr 2013

Board members of the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) joined a trade mission to Beijing organized by the Textile Council of Hong Kong in April 2013. The delegation was led by Mr. Willy Lin, the Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong, delegates included Mr. Wong Sau-Ching, Permanent Honorary President of Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles, Ms. Katherine Fang, the Vice-Chairman of Textile Council, Mr. Lawrence Leung Ka-Yuen, the Chairman of Knitwear Innovation and Design Society, Dr. Gordon Yen, the Chairman of The Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers, Mr. Willie Fung and Mr. Stanley Szeto, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers Association, Dr. Roger Ng, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese Textile Mills Association, Mr. Francis M P Cheng, the Vice-Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers, and the representatives of HKFF were the Chairman Mr. Wilson Chiu, Vice-Chairman Mr. Christopher Lam, and Manageress Ms. Brenda Fung.

The delegation visited the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China and China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles, with an objective to express the industries' concerns and reflect the obstacles faced by Hong Kong enterprises in their business operations. The delegation also took this opportunity to exchange views with the above departments, so that they have a thorough understanding of the Hong Kong enterprises’ circumstances. In particular, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China showed their concerns and stated that their department will continue implementing related policies to support the ongoing development of Hong Kong enterprises.

In addition, it was with great honor that the delegation was invited by the Ambassador of Slovak Republic to the PRC for a dinner reception at his residence during the mission. The Ambassador, Mr. František Dlhopolček was extremely hospitable. Besides enjoying delicious local dishes and excellent wines from the Slovak Republic, the delegation learnt a good deal about the economic development of the Slovak Republic.

Ongoing partnership with Parsons, The New School For Design, New York Date : Feb 2013

This year, the Federation continued its annual project with the Parsons, The New School For Design establishing co-operation between their senior students and Hong Kong fur manufacturers.

Parsons’ two senior students Ms. Margaret Karczewski and Ms. Zaina Leon, who had their mini collections manufactured by members of Hong Kong Fur Federation - Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd and Mandarin Fur Ltd respectively, were invited to witness the 2013 Hong Kong International Fur & Fashion Fair and the spectacular Hong Kong Fur Gala in February.

Ms. Sara Kozlowski, Director of External Projects, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, who accompanied their students in this visit commented that the experience which this project had afforded Margaret & Zaina was priceless. It would inform who they were as designers as they started their careers and remained with them. While the end results the garments were spectacular, the working relationship that they developed with their respective factories and the impressive collaboration between Hong Kong Fur Federation and Saga Furs that they were able to witness first hand was invaluable.

The Federation was delighted to have the opportunity to work with the budding design talents. Hong Kong, being the fur centre of the world looks forward to developing further co-operations with these talents and hope to see them elevating to new heights in the future.

Designers Love Fur (DLF) Collection Date : Feb 2013

Established in 2006, the DLF collection is a joint project between the Hong Kong Fur Federation and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association with an aim to enhance co-operations between their members.

Established in 2006, the DLF collection is a joint project between the Hong Kong Fur Federation and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association with an aim to enhance co-operations between their members.

Every year, this distinctive collection is presented to the local and international industry players at both the Fur Design Competition and the Hong Kong Fur Gala organized by the Hong Kong Fur Federation, as well as the Hong Kong Fashion Week organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Not only the collection has earned excellent feedbacks, it has also effectively promoted the excel image of high quality original fur fashion from Hong Kong.

The participated designers and manufacturers of the collection were:

  •     Mr. Barney Cheng & Ace Fur Manufacturing Ltd
  •     Ms.Hidy Ng & Broadway Fur & Fashion Ltd
  •     Mr.Kevin Yeung & Dai-Ichi Madam Fur Ltd
  •     Mr.Walter Ma & Exquisite Fashion Ltd
  •     Ms.Bonita Cheung & Hong Kong Fur Factory Ltd
  •     Ms.Lu Lu Cheung & K C Enterprises (Int’l) Co Ltd
  •     Mr.Arthur Lam & Mandarin Fur Ltd
  •     Mr.Lo Sing Chin & Ocean Fur Co Ltd
  •     Mr.Henry Lau & Rising Sun Fur Manufacturing Ltd
  •     Mr.William Tang & U. K. Fur Co Ltd

 


Meeting with PRD Council of Federation of Hong Kong Industries Date : Dec 2012

The Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) always maintains close liaison with local trade associations in order to foster good relationship with each other.

 
Recently, the HKFF Chairman, Mr. Wallace Wong and a few Board of Directors met with Ms. Rebecca Zhang, Secretary-General of the PRD Council of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) for a networking lunch reception.

 
Similar to other local industries, most of the Hong Kong furriers have switched their manufacturing processes to the Mainland. It is therefore of vital importance for the trade to keep themselves updated with the latest trade policies and changing business environment.

 
Over the lunch, the HKFF Chairman talked about the recent development of the fur industry and reflected the major obstacles faced by fur colleagues in their operations in China, while Ms. Zhang explained the relevant trade policies and provided professional advices.

 
During the discussion, the two associations decided to link up their official website in order to flourish effective link with each other. Both parties look forward to continuing developing and promoting a closer relationship between its members in the future.
 


Hong Kong Fur Mission to Seoul Date : Oct 2012

Hong Kong is the world’s largest exporter of fine fur garments, referring to its top five fur exporting countries in recent years, Korea has always ranked within this top range.

 

In view of Korea’s upbeat economic performance vibrant fur consumption the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) targets to further promote Hong Kong’s fur products and the Hong Kong International Fur and Fashion Fair to Korea’s fashion industry. A HKFF trade Mission visiting South Korea was organized in October. Mr. Wallace Wong, the Chairman of HKFF was pleased to lead this Mission participated by 11 Directors, including the Vice-Chairmen Mr. Wilson Chiu & Mr. Christopher Lam, the Advisers Mr. Wong Yau Fai, Mr. Thomas Wong & Ms. Nora Tse, the Directors Mr. Sidney Lo, Mr. Henry Sun, Ms. Theresa Yuen and Mr. William Lam, the Chairman of Young Executive Committee Mr. Andy Sin as well as the Federation’s Manageress Ms. Brenda Fung.

Mission members first visited Seoul Fashion Week and the shops of some renowned fashion designers, including Andre Kim and Lie Sang Bong. The delegation also visited fur retails shops at Shinsegae Department Store Gangnam Branch and Galleria. They were impressed by the variety of fur apparel displayed in these modern department stores.

The Federation was also delighted to meet with Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI) and MICHAA’s Head office, and hosted a networking lunch reception with representatives of Korea Fur Industry Cooperatives (KFIC) to exchange views and enhance communication with each other.

 

Moreover, the Federation hosted a cocktail reception for Korea’s fur and fashion industries in Grand Intercontinental Hotel on 25 October.The Chairman of HKFF took the opportunity to promote Fur by Hong Kong and invited the attending guests to visit the annual Hong Kong International Fur and Fashion Fair. He hoped this tour would flourish new business co-operation between Hong Kong and Korea.

 

The Federation Chairman concluded that this Mission had provided an excellent opportunity for Hong Kong furriers to gain first hand information on Korea retail market and the participating Directors were pleased to have sown the seeds of friendship with their Korea counterparts.

Finally, in order to keep members posted on the Federation’s out Board Mission, a members’ seminar to share the observations and experience of the above visit was held on 30 November and it was well received by members.
 


Meeting with Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) Date : Aug 2012

The Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) always maintains close liaison with local trade associations in order to foster good relationship with each other.

 

Recently, the HKFF hosted a lunch reception forthe Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), the representatives of FHKI included the Chairman Dr. Roy Chung, Deputy Chairman Mr. Jimmy Kwok and Mr. Willy Lin, Director Ms. Alexandra Poon, and General Manager Ms. Linda So, while the representatives of HKFF were the Chairman Mr. Wallace Wong, Vice-Chairman Mr. Wilson Chiu, and Director Mr. Henry Sun.

 

The above representatives exchanged views on the latest business environment in China, especially in PRD region, while HKFF representatives reflected the fur industry’s ongoing development as well as major obstacles faced by furriers in China, e.g. customs and quarantine inspection problems, barriers in taking full advantage of CEPA, etc.

 

Meanwhile, HKFF Chairman Mr. Wallace Wong mentioned that the HKFF is keen to support Secretary-General of the PRD Council of FHKI Madam Rebecca Zhang’s proposal of inviting the HKFF to be the sponsor of its Hong Kong – PRD Gala Dinner in Guangzhou in December and stage a fur show during the event, promoting the Hong Kong fur industry to the Mainland government senior officials. The HKFF Board will soon reach a conclusion on the proposal.

 

Over the lunch, the two associations showed their sincerities in supporting each other and would like to strengthen cooperation in promoting SMEs’ future development in Mainland.
 


Wholesale and Retail Functional Constituency Meeting with The New Chief Executive of HKSAR Date : Jul 2012

The Chairman of the Hong Kong Fur Federation, Mr. Wallace Wong and the Federation’s Adviser, Mr. Thomas Wong were delighted to represent the Federation in attending a lunch reception organized by Mr. Vincent Fang, Legislative Councilor of Wholesale and Retail Functional Constituency in celebrating Mr. Leung Chun Ying taking his office as the Chief Executive of HKSAR. The Wholesale and Retail sectors’ representatives took the opportunity to obtain first hand information regarding the Chief Executive’s administration policy. They also reflected to the new administration their concerns on social issues as well as challenges facing by the sectors. They hoped that the new administration will address proper attention to the Wholesale and Retail sectors in the coming 5 years.
 


Inviting Media to Cover the Winners of Fur Design Competition Taking a Fur Course at Saga Furs Design Centre Date : Jul 2012

Every year, winners of the Fur Design Competition are awarded with a fur design course to study at the Saga Furs Design Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.


In mid June, two champions of the Competition, Sarah Lam and Wong Wing Sze took the study course in Copenhagen. The Federation made use of this opportunity to invite an editor from a well-known local weekly to convey an exclusive advertorial on their study, hoping that the public could learn more about the principle of the modern fur industry and up-to-date design techniques of furs through the in-depth reportage.

 
The Saga Furs Design Centre is a fairy tales castle establishment located in suburb of Copenhagen. The spacious garden with woods and outdoor swimming pool at the centre provide an excellent living and learning environment for the students.

 
The study course converged students from 5 different countries, they are from Argentina, United Kingdom, Finland, China and Hong Kong. This good mixture of students from different cultural background has given an invaluable opportunity for the students to exchange views and learn from each other. The course not only taught the characteristic of various fur materials, it also demonstrated the process of fur manufacturing. Moreover, the course emphasized design technique as well as practical work. In addition, over 2000 fur technique samples are available in the Centre for students’ reference. After gaining such knowledge in handling furs, students are inspired to create their own innovative fur designs. It is hoped that the students could continue developing new furry ideas after sailing back home.
 


Member Seminar Date : Jul 2012

The Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) organizes seminar for its members from time to time with an objective to keep members updated with first hand market information and trade related matters. The HKFF has pleasure to have invited Mr. Mark Oaten,CEO of International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) and Mr. Raymond Sun, Research Director of Consumer Search Group (CSG) to be speakers of a recent member seminar in early July.

At the seminar, Mr. Oaten shared with our members the IFTF’s latest initiatives as well as the matters related to the global fur industry.Meanwhile, Mr. Sun presented a report of the survey on Hong Kong Citizen’s Views on Fur Fashion commissioned by the HKFF. Participating members raised questions and exchanged views with speakers enthusiastically during the seminar.
 


Meeting with International Fur Trade Federation Date : Jul 2012

The Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) hosted a lunch reception for Mr. Steven Hurwitz, Chairman of International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) and Mr. Mark Oaten, the CEO of IFTF in July during their visit to Hong Kong.

The Federation has been a member of IFTF since its establishment in 1979. Being the strongest fur federation in Asia, the HKFF is always active in participating IFTF’s affairs. Mr. Hurwitz and Mr. Oaten took this opportunity to explain to the Board about the IFTF’s new initiatives and its plan on regional structure. The Board gave a list of constructive ideas on the above during the meeting. Mr. Oaten was pleased to share their thoughts with the IFTF Board after his return.

Meanwhile, Mr. Oaten was also invited to speak to the HKFF’s members on IFTF’s new initiative and regional structureat a seminar during this trip.
 


Networking Meeting with the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Date : Jul 2012

The Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) has great pleasure to have invited the Vice-Chairmen of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC), Mr. David Fongand Mr. M Yuen, the Committee Members Mr. MichaelChu and Mr. Kuo Shu, the Head of District Liaison Department Ms. Mandy Chau and the Executive Officer Ms. Eilly Pang for a lunch reception recently.
The Federation is always keen to enhance its relationship with the major trade associations in Hong Kong. Mr. Wallace Wong, the Chairman of HKFF was proud to share the Hong Kong fur industry’s successful story in establishing its leading role in the global fur trade with the attending guests. Meanwhile, Mr. Christopher Lam, the Vice-Chairman of HKFF and other attending Directors shared their ideas on the industry’s future directions openly.
Furthermore, Mr. David Fong and Mr. M Yuen provided interesting factual information about CGCC and its outstanding achievements. CGCC has played a pioneer role for Hong Kong’s businesses for century which made all of us proud of.
In addition, both parties also exchanged views on the challenges facing by Hong Kong SMEs and their expectations on future development.
With a view to strengthen the prospects of Hong Kong businesses, the two associations are keen to give support to each other and look forward to further co-operations.
 


Continuous Collaboration with Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association Date : Jul 2012

Established in 2006, the Designers Love Fur collection is an annual joint project between the Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) with an aim to enhance co-operations between their members. The collection not only injects innovative ideas for Hong Kong fur fashion, it also blends the avant-garde of fur and fashion perfectly.

Recently, the HKFF hosted a lunch reception for HKFDA, the attending HKFDA members included renowned fashion designers Mr. Kevin Yeung, Ms. Lu Lu Cheung, Mr. Barney Cheng, Mr. Walter Ma, Mr. Lo Sing Chin and Ms. Hidy Ng, and representatives of the HKFF were the Chairman Mr. Wallace Wong, Vice-Chairman Mr. Christopher Lam, Directors Mr. Tony Tang and Mr. Henry Sun. Over the lunch, representatives from the two associations exchanged views on the past collaboration and provided invaluable comments for improvements.

Meanwhile, the HKFF Chairman Mr. Wallace Wong raised some new initiatives for future promotion and strengthening co-operations between the two associations in developing new markets. Both associations welcomed the ideas and were keen to develop a trend-setting Designers Love Fur collection which will bring glitter to the fashion stage as well as generating more business for Hong Kong.
 


Networking Meeting with the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong Date : Jun 2012

The Hong Kong Fur Federation (HKFF) always maintains close liaison with local trade associations and member associations of the International Fur Trade Federation in order to enhance communication and exchange views with each other.

Recently, the HKFF invited representatives of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA), including Legco representative the Hon Mr. Lam Tai Fai, Vice Presidents Mrs. Katherine Ngan, Mr. Johnny Yeung & Mr. Dennis Ng and Deputy CEO Ms. Rosita Law for a networking lunch reception.

The HKFF Chairman, Mr. Wallace Wong expressed the Federation’s gratitude towards CMA’s support for the fur industry over the years. He added that CMA’s effort in helping furriers to combat obstacles in their factory operations in the Mainland was much appreciated.

Meanwhile, the HKFF showed interest in encouraging its active members to join the CMA and establishing an Industrial Committee to foster better relationship between the two associations.

The Hon Mr. Lam Tai Fai and other representatives welcomed the above initiative and were keen to follow up. Both parties look forward to further furnishing the development of both associations.

Furthermore, the Hon Mr. Lam Tai Fai returned his hospitality by inviting Directors of HKFF for a guest lunch at the New Legco in early July.