Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Fashion with a Conscience

Credit: L plus H

The more we learn about the waste and human hardship the fashion/textile industry creates, the more we are inclined to source conscientious brands that does little harm to the environment, and better still, helps create equal opportunities for the community along the way.

Hong Kong’s own L plus H does precisely that. Founded by five bold and socially driven industrialists and entrepreneurs at the peak of the global financial crisis in 2008, L plus H, a social enterprise, intends to bring manufacturing back to Hong Kong while creating meaningful job opportunities for displaced skillful workers, so that these craftsmen can regain their dignity by applying and passing on their skills.

As a brand specialised in high-quality knitwear, L plus H hires artisans with an average of 20 years of experience in knitwear-making – most of whom started their career in their teen, and have so much to offer in the labour-intensive manufacturing process, complemented by cutting-edge machinery. Oh, and they have an annual charity sweater project where they’d give out 10,000 pieces of sweaters to the unprivileged – a project where yarn mills donate raw materials, some donate HKD100 per sweater, and L plus H itself donates part of the production cost and all administrative cost. Their community contribution aside, L plus H also ensures energy efficiency and environmental conservation wherever possible: their energy-saving air conditioner provides a comfortable and quiet work environment, and the factory is lit up with environmentally friendly fluorescent tubes, for instance.

There, you’ve got a local, conscientious garment brand to shop with.

Location: 17/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2923 2288
Email: marketing@LplusH.com
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Saturday, closes on Sunday and public holidays 

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