L plus H fashion
3 Hung Cheung Road, Hong Kong
11108 sft

自從制衣工廠於九十年代相繼北遷,原以為「Made in Hong Kong」(香港製造)的衣服從此絕?,豈料於2009年,社會企業「L plus H Fashion Limited」把這標籤復興了。L plus H定位製造上乘針織品,由「70後」、「80後」負責管理和獻策,出力的則是昔日讓香港製造業起飛的老師傅和車衣女工,老、中、青三代攜手打造高檔次、高品質的香港貨,重振「Made in Hong Kong」雄風。

設計車工包裝全在港

香港的制衣廠房寥寥無幾,而且只負責當中數個工序,L plus H卻標榜「百分百香港製造」,由設計、車工、熨摺、包裝,全部工序均在港進行。該廠強調工序,更重視「人」,70多人的制衣團隊,絕大部分都是行業中的資深工人,於七八十年代香港制衣業黃金時期已從事這行,當中最年長的已屆66歲。

老師傅歸位 清潔習慣難搞

不過,要領導這班老師傅殊不容易,董事何靜瑩透露,單是要讓工人習慣把線頭掃進垃圾桶,已引起怨言,結果她每天到廠房提醒數十遍,足足花了兩個月才讓眾人習慣。另一方面,以往工人以廠長為大,組長都不願發聲,結果支支吾吾,得不出改善生產的方法,她只好每天開一次生產會,3個月後各組間逐漸學會溝通,大大提高生產力。除了一班老師傅,L plus H亦聘請了約10名「70後」和「80後」,主要負責中層管理和設計工作,當中卻只有數人具大學學歷。L plus H協助中年社群之餘亦提拔了一班學歷稍遜但工作勤奮的年輕人,何靜瑩亦笑言是意外收穫。

月產8000高級貨 挑戰義大利廠

萬事起頭難,廠房投資過千萬,但高級針織品造工細緻,每月產量僅5000至8000件,何靜瑩亦直言首兩年形同「燒銀紙」,今年才「見到曙光」。她強調競爭目標是義大利工廠,「如果像內地廠,人家給我們什麼便跟?做,我們沒有競爭力!」事實上,業界交給L plus H的,都是較複雜、考工夫的圖案,L plus H亦會就技術層面提供意見,難怪能夠如此自信。

現時公司90%訂單來自內地、臺灣和歐美,餘下10%貨品在中環專門店發售。雖然捱了兩年沒好好睡上一覺,何靜瑩仍以重振香港品牌為榮,現時只要是自家出售的產品,「Made in Hong Kong」的標籤必定釘在衣服最顯眼處,「(標籤)好重要!這正是我們要重振的,每一個都是人手縫上,十分珍貴!」

MADE IN HONG KONG: EXCELLENCE AND SOPHISTICATION
L plus H Fashion Limited is a community interest company created for the community and with the community. The name “L plus H” embodies our belief that Love and Hope can make a positive impact in the lives of our employees and customers. By bringing back manufacturing to Hong Kong, we aim to create job opportunities and help displaced workers to stand on their own feet again. With our vision in building up a modern company driven by strong product development and industrial engineering, we incubate a new generation of fashion designers, knitwear artisans and entrepreneurs for Hong Kong.

MUCH MORE THAN KNIT: AN UPWARD SPIRAL
L plus H was designed to be a unique, socially-driven commercial entity which takes on the challenges of fulfilling its social missions on one hand while striving to become a sustainable and viable business on the other. The company operates on the principle of “double bottom-lines”: our social responsibility is considered as important as our financial viability.

Quality is the essence of all L plus H knitwear. Our knitwear is 100% made in Hong Kong, from design, product development, knitting, linking, stitching, labelling to packaging.

With quality at the core of our knitwear, we use only the finest materials combines with artisan craftsmanship for each garment. Along with our innovation towards business, L plus H continues Hong Kong’s rich heritage of textile manufacturing, and takes pride in its efforts to re-vitalize and re-define the label “Made in Hong Kong”.