SEMINAR ON Cotton and Apparel Market Updates & Survey Results on Sustainable Fashion

Co-organized by
Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers
Clothing Industry Training Authority
Sole seminar sponsor:
Textile Council of Hong Kong Ltd.


2019-03-18 - 14:30


2019-03-18 - 17:30


Lecture Hall, 1/F., CITA Building, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay   View map


18 March 2019 (Monday)
Time 14:30 – 17:30  
Venue Lecture Hall, 1/F, Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA)
63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon  Bay (Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit A)
Language English
Fee Free of charge

Cotton Council International, Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers, Textile Council of Hong Kong and Clothing Industry Training Authority are co-organising this seminar. The seminar will share the latest on cotton market developments under current uncertain trade conditions, updates on consumer and apparel market trends, eco fashion, innovations projects in textile industry, survey results on how consumers think about “Sustainable Fashion”.

Tentative Topics and Rundown:


14:30 – 15:10 Global Cotton Supply and Demand Update & COTTON USA’s Sustainability Story

Ms. Karin Malmstrom, Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

15:10 – 15:45 Report on Global Sustainable Consumption Survey Results

Mr. Pat-nie Woo, Partner & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG in China

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:40 Eco Aware, but Do They Care?

Ms. Jane Singer, Director & Head of Market Intelligence, INSIDE FASHION

16:40 – 17:20 Innovations from Textiles to Techstyle

Mr. Alexander Chan, Co-Director, The Mills Fabrica

17:20 – 17:30 Q & A Session

Speakers include:

Karin Malmstrom, Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

Karin joined Cotton Council International (CCI) in April 2006 and is the Director for China and Northeast Asia. She heads up CCI’s trade servicing programs, supply chain marketing activities and government affairs in the region, as well as manages CCI’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul and its representative offices in Beijing, Taipei and Osaka.

Karin, an accomplished Sinologist with over 25 years of China-related experience joined CCI from Malmstrom Associates Orient, a business and marketing and communication consultancy. Fluent and literate in Mandarin Chinese, Karin has worked in a variety of fields in China including the auto, steel and travel industries, metals and minerals trading, technology transfers, education, journalism and communications. Immediately prior to establishing Malmstrom Associates Orient, she was Director of Corporate Communications for DaimlerChrysler China, based in Beijing.

Pat-nie Woo, Partner & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG in China

Pat-nie oversees Corporate Social Responsibility at KPMG China and is a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Climate Change & Sustainability (CC&S). He is also a member of the KPMG Global CC&S network. He has been active for over 10 years in the field of sustainable development and now serves on the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and Green Finance Task Force to drive the development of green and responsible finance in the region. He is also part of the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) on their Sustainable Business Network Task Force on Banking and Finance.

In his work in sustainability, he is frequently involved in Inclusion & Diversity initiatives, and sees significant value in diverse corporate leadership and workforces, to give different points of view and help organizations navigate through this increasingly complex operating environment.

Alexander Chan, Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica

Alexander Chan is currently the Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica- a leading Hong Kong based incubator, fund and space/ lab dedicated towards promoting innovations and sustainable businesses at the intersection of technology and style (“techstyle”). Alexander currently leads investments (Fabrica Fund) and also helps with incubation support and government/ policy related affairs at Fabrica.

Alexander is also an occasional contributor to SCMP, HKFP and Stand News in Hong Kong where he writes on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Jane Singer, Editorial Director, Inside Fashion publications

Jane Singer is Director of Inside Fashion, which publishes monthly market information and provides special market intelligence services for the apparel industry. She has over 20 years of international experience in the apparel and retail sector.  Ms. Singer holds a B.S. in Economics from Vassar College.

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