Hong Kong Knitters – founded 1955

HF, IDJ and Mike T: The company was founded on 15th July 1955.

This advert from 1963, sent by IDJ outlines China Engineers Ltd’s interests including Hong Kong Knitters which at that time was manufacturing, ‘Easeley’ cotton and woollen knitted shirts, combed cotton underwear.

China Engineers Ltd, The  -1963 advert

In June 1990, Hong Kong Knitters Ltd. was acquired by Yangtzekiang Garment Ltd (YGM) through an associated company, Whampoa Textile Ltd. Co., and the production lines were moved to Panyu, Guangdong:

The company still exists as a part of YGM. A Chinese name was added in the Hong Kong companies register at the end of 1971, “香港織造有限公司”.

See:

  1. YGM website 
  2. HK Memory Project, the HK Garment industry including YGM

Indhhk articles mentioning Hong Kong Knitters:

  1. China Engineers Ltd 1928 Shanghai – 1937 Hong Kong
  2. China Engineers Ltd, Hong Kong – 1963 supplementary information
  3. A History of the Wong Family Textile Business – Part Two: Life in Hong Kong

General:

  1. Ping-Ling Seng (沈炳麟, 1913-2009) – founder of Gloria Weaving & Knitting Co
  2. Gloria Weaving & Knitting Factory Ltd, Yau Tong
  3. Chuen Sun Knitting Factory
  4. Early modern Hong Kong industrial design – Chuen Sun Knitting Factory Ltd

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