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HKTDC Design Gallery Launches “Go Green” Exhibition
Show to Feature Eco-friendly Products Designed by Local Talent

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The HKTDC Design Gallery will launch the “Go Green” exhibition, 10-26 September, featuring green design by local talent. 

5 September 2012 – Environmentally friendly products will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Design Gallery, 10-26 September. Promoting   designs by local talent, the “Go Green” exhibition will feature a wide array of eco-friendly products, including stationery, handbags, travel gadgets made from recycled material. Colourful cans and kitchen utensils made from cornstarch or bamboo, and baby clothes made from organic cotton, as well as grow-your-own herb kits will be on display.    

Promoting original Hong Kong creations, the HKTDC Design Gallery features Hong Kong-designed products, including a selection of toys, watches, jewellery, electronics, household appliances, high-grade gifts and premiums, clothing and accessories. 

Banner Business
CG Concepts recycles advertising banners and turns them into unique handbags. Established in 2008, the Hong Kong company teamed up with an NGO to sell the environmentally friendly products under the brand, Bannerbag. “From banner collection, design, stitching to packaging, these procedures are not easy at all,” said founder Fu Chi Shing. “My products reflect genuine Hong Kong lifestyle and I hope that people can love the planet like I do and have more concern about environmental protection.”  

Bags made from Recycled Newspaper
Paris Handbag, meanwhile, manufactures handbags, totes and coin purses from recycled newspaper. “We collect English, Japanese and French newspapers from hotels to make our products, which attract office ladies as well as tourists,” said Max Wong, company spokesman. 

Herb Garden
Frenchman Marc Denicourt set up Paris Garden in response to local demand for healthy eating habits and lifestyle. The company sells all-in-one kits to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers at home. The kit includes seeds and soil, easy-to-follow instructions and extra accessories and attractive reusable containers. Paris Garden also offers a children’s range, which features African animals that sprout grass to resemble hair, helping to educate kids about the environment. 

Bamboo Power
As the world’s fastest-growing plant, bamboo is considered an environmentally friendly alternative to using trees for furnishing. It releases 35 per cent more oxygen than trees and needs no pesticides. Hong Kong-based Bamboa offers household products made from the renewable material. Founder Julia Washbourne set up the company in 2008 to help protect the environment and support rural economies. Bamboa features a wide array of colourful kitchen utensils and cups made from bamboo fiber.  

Eco Chic
Local design company ecos-ecos turns plastic bottles into yarn to make fashionable passport holders, notebooks and luggage tags. Company spokesperson Canus Wong said that its products are priced reasonably to encourage customers to adopt a chic and green lifestyle. Nu Design uses recycled industrial leather to produce such popular products as colourful bookmarks and animal-shaped wine charms. Luggage tags in chocolate, cheese and biscuit shapes also create interesting visual effects. 

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Design Gallery’s Go Green Exhibition
Date: 10-26 September 2012
Venue: Design Gallery, Level One, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Enquiries: 2584 4146 

The HKTDC will hold the seventh edition of Eco Expo Asia, 27-30 October, at the AsiaWorld Expo, showcasing the latest environmental products and technology. The Eco Asia Conference will be held concurrently, featuring industry experts from around the world. Topics will focus on green building and green transportation, as well as waste management and recycling.

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Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Media & Public Affairs Department:

Agnes Wat
Tel: (852) 2584 4554
Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers . With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com 

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