Situated in a city where creativity is being killed, it is a blessing to see there are still new brands arising from this place.
- Lee Kum Kee
Founded in 1888, Lee Kum Lee is a pioneer in developing formulae for sauces catered to the taste of Asians. Its products are now sold in over 100 countries with a spectrum of Asian and Chinese sauce – most famous one being oyster-flavour sauce. Founder David Lee also founded the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation to create healthy and caring family environment that fosters personal development.
Memorigin is the first Hong Kong brand that only produces tourbillon – the highest standard of watch making. Watches are designed by top designers in Hong Kong, watch masters and collectors with innovative concepts. By integrating the eastern & western cultures, the design has incorporated a strong Hong Kong cultural character.
Memorigin Founder and CEO, William Shum, is active in charity and was awarded as 2014 AICFC Outstanding Young Entreprenuer and 2016 World Asian Outstanding Youth.
In 90s, local clothing brands faced intense competition. G2000 is the minority that stays. G2000 Founder Michael Tien believes he has built so strong brand identity of providing affordable, functional and long-lasting buisness wear for young professionals. Tien was a former member of the Liberal Party which was led by his elder brother James Tien.
- I.T. apparel
I.T is a Hong Kong fashion conglomerate founded in 1988 with the seeds of a simple idea – to cater the young individuals with a distinct sense of style. It owns a number of Hong Kong brands which it retails as well as distributes European and Japanese brands such as French Connection and A Bathing Ape. I.T rides on a unique multi-brand, multi-layer business mode. “I.T” is a line that sells sophisticated clothing from foreign brands, while “i.t.” targets at youngsters and aims at delivering fun, edgy casual wear. Fine footwear and accessories feature in the refined spaces of the ete! stores, while one could try an experiential shopping environment in Double-park stores. A number of new and unknown brands are nurtured by I.T and are given the opportunity to test the water in new markets. If they pass muster with I.T. discerning shoppers, they have the opportunity to springboard into free-standing stores and even greater exposure.
- Garden Company
The Garden Company Limited is a Hong Kong-based bakery and confectionery manufacturer founded in 1926. Garden is traditionally a Chinese company and used to supply bread to the Chinese army during World War II. The firm was closed during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from 1941 to 1945. During 80s and 90s, Garden shipped products overseas to enable to global citizens to try Chinese-style bread. The company was one of the first Chinese owned businesses created to sell modern-style food products in the territory. On the other hand, they made bread and confectionery more affordable for lower-income earners. Garden factory in Sham Shui Po is now partly open for public visit. There is even a cafe selling drinks and Garden scones in hot!