Long River Computer Label Development is one of the latest manufacturers to join Sqetch.co and we’re excited to introduce them. We had the chance to have Kelvin answer some of our questions about the company and their vision on sustainability.
Hello Kelvin and thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Can you tell us a bit about your background and what Long River Computer Label Development is all about?
We established Long River Computer Label Development Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong in 2003. We are a garment and accessories OEM manufacturer, expert in delivering garment labels. For many years we’ve been providing innovative weaving solutions for different kinds of garment accessories. Our development and design team is professional in creating the artwork to meet our customers’ requirements and even go beyond their expectations. We have our own production plant in Hong Kong. The whole weaving process is computerized to ensure the maximization of cost-effectiveness. The centralization of management ensures a smooth production process and keeps our products and services to the highest standard. We have a production capacity of 70 woven label machines.
Moreover, we also provide recycled polyester yarns. Our supplier is working exclusively with us to ensure the supply chain is fully traceable. Our product carries the prestigious Oeko Tex Standard 100 certification. Our yarns supplier is a complete range of ECO-HIGH-TECH yarns certified by GRS (Global Recycle Standards by Textile Exchange) and Oeko-tex®.
In light of the above, our production allows remarkable savings in terms of energy and water, and no harmful chemicals or materials are present in our products. These advantages could definitely create values for our customers.
Moreover, we are much honored to be an authorized FAMA from Disney. It implies that our production unit is meeting and fulfills all the necessary requirements and standards of Disney.
In terms of Corporate Social Responsibility, we have an obligation to give back to the community. We collaborate with the Hong Kong Labour Department and NGOs to employ persons with disabilities. We also provide a training program for our reliable and eager new staff and offer them ‘hands-on’ experiences in this industry.
What type of services do you provide?
Our services include but are not limited to product design, sourcing materials for clients’ products, making prototype and process mass production in our own production plants. Of course, our expertise is in producing woven labels and any products relating to garment accessories.
What are the values dear to your company? Can you tell us more about the certifications you own?
‘Keep up with the trends of the industry and give back to the community’ is the key principle of our company. To achieve it, internally we have implemented ISO9001 quality management system. Externally, OEKO-TEX®STANDARD 100 and New Life® recycle system.
In what ways is Long River an active player in the eco-friendly revolution within the fashion industry?
New Life® recycle system: We use recycled polyester yarns made from post-consumption plastic bottles. The production process is 100% traceable and allows savings in terms of consumption of energy resources and CO2 emissions. OEKO-TEX®STANDARD 100: It is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Customers can be assured that every component of the articles has been tested for harmful substances and that the articles, therefore, are harmless for humans, animals, and the environment. In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for a manufacturer to keep such standards from one year to the next, therefore it shows our capability to fulfill our promise on the eco-friendly issue.
What type of brands do you work or like working with?
For instance, we worked indirectly with many luxury brands all over the world, namely FAMA of Disney, LEVI’S, RALPH LAUREN, TIMBERLAND, ARMANI EXCHANGE Etc. We hope that more brands and end-users could know us more from now and approach us directly.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced?
Fiding a balance between cost-effectiveness, eco-friendly production, and products’ quality. Another challenge is to look for end-users contact and face-to-face communication to provide a comprehensive solution that would be mutually beneficial to all stakeholders in the industry.
Thank you for answering our questions!
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