Category: Retail

H&M and Hong Kong textile institute in textile recycling breakthrough

Within a four-year innovative partnership the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has announced ground-breaking solutions to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns – without any quality loss – through a hydrothermal (chemical) process. The technology will be scaled up and made available to the…

E-Commerce seminar held in Hong Kong

On the 19 October, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong together with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce hosted an E-Commerce seminar about doing E-Commerce in China. With speakers such as Swedcham HK member John Skalin (Sino E-tail), Arno Nieuuwland (e-Commerce Hong Kong), Boudewijn Feith (Esprit) and Nathan Jansen (1421 Consulting) the very broad…

NTU students on IKEA tour

“Where would you go to learn more about the Swedish identity? IKEA of course!” In late September Ikea Singapore opened the doors of one of their stores in Singapore to twenty-eight students from Nanyang Technological University. These students were given an exclusive tour around the facility where they learned about the history & success stories…

NTU students winners of IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award 2017

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) won the ‘Climate Action Challenge’ as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Grand Finale on 22 September 2017. Back in its fourth year running, the Ikea Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition featured the top five designs based on the theme ‘The Climate Action Challenge‘.…

Ikano Southeast Asia’s shopping center expansion conquers Kuala Lumpur

In mid-March Ikano’s second in Malaysia, and in total its third shopping centre in Southeast Asia, opened to the public in downtown Kuala Lumpur – MyTOWN. Ikano has previously launched IPC Shopping Centre back in 2003, followed by Mega Bangna in Bangkok. Suitable MyTown is situated, but as a stand-alone building, right next to Malaysia’s…

Ikea joined Swedish job fair in Singapore

IKEA Southeast Asia, among other Swedish companies, pitched to some 90 local exchange students during a job fair hosted by Singapore’s Swedish Ambassador, Håkan Jevrell. “Inspired by Swedish values during their semester in Sweden, they are now eager to join Swedish companies in Singapore. Our Learning and Development Executive at IKEA Tampines (extreme left) was…

B&O Play launched in Bangkok

On 26 May Denmark’s Ambassador to Thailand Uffe Wolffhechel held the opening speech at the launch of B&O Play where he talked about the strength of Danish design. Through RTB Technology, B&O Play and its cutting edge, smart and functional Danish design is now available to Thai consumers. Bang & Olufsen plus Play equals B&O…

Danish ambassador visited B&O Play Singapore

Danish Ambassador H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard in early May paid a visit to B&O PLAY‘s regional office in Singapore. Bang & Olufsen is regarded as leader of Danish creativity. It works with independent designers and tries to change the traditional concept of how audio and video products look like. Its products aim to include technology,…