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Japanese entrepreneur revisits nation’s golden apparel era with Factelier

Toshio Yamada, founder of Factelier, is a young Japanese entrepreneur who wants to preserve the craftsmanship of his country’s apparel industry.

AS Watson vows to reduce plastic waste, use only sustainable palm oil

AS Watson Group is the first signee to the New Plastics Economy global commitment to reduce plastics waste.

Amazon pledges US$2 billion in Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has pledged US$2 billion for a Climate Pledge Fund to foster sustainable technologies and services that will enable it to achieve net zero carbon.

Deliveroo Hong Kong launches plan to feed the needy

Deliveroo has unveiled a new program allowing customers to round up payments for their orders to feed people in need.

Ikea Home of Tomorrow urban concept unveiled in Poland

Home furnishings giant Ikea has introduced its new environmentally friendly concept in Szczecin, Poland, dubbed the Ikea Home of Tomorrow

Singapore electronics upcycler Reebelo raises US$1.25 million

Singaporean refurbished-electronics marketplace Reebelo has raised a US$1.25 million seed round led by June Fund, with participation from Antler.

Link secures sustainability-linked loan from Hong Kong bank

Link Asset Management has secured a five-year sustainability-linked loan of HKD$1 billion from Hong Kong’s OCBC Bank, its first such loan in HKD.

Ecoalf opens Japanese flagship

Spanish fashion brand Ecoalf has opened its first Japanese flagship store, in Tokyo’s Shibuya, spanning two floors and featuring its latest collection.

Redress opens new headquarters in Hong Kong’s historical textile hub

Hong Kong textile waste environmental charity Redress has shifted headquarters to Sham Shui Po in Kowloon in the heart of Hong Kong’s textile industry and the city’s oldest garment district.

Malaysia’s IPC mall launches trash-to-treasure recycling campaign

Malaysian mall IPC mall has launched a campaign to promote recycling as part of the “new normal”.

Taiwan’s O’right makes Japanese debut

Beauty brand O’right is to open its first store in Japan at Isetan Shinjuku on June 10, followed by a second store in Yurakucho Marui the next day

Yum China to launch Beyond Burger in KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell

Yum China has entered into a partnership with plant-based meat manufacturer Beyond Meat to trial a burger at selected KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations within the country.