Centrestage Fashion HK Runway Show

Novetex Textiles Limited has been invited to work with the designers, each of whom will use upcycled fibres from The Billie System to create distinctive designs. Moving into an inclusive and diverse new fashion world empowered by interactive technologies 23 August 2022 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and sponsored by […]

Business Insider

Novetex’s chairperson is prioritizing sustainability to fight textile waste and is committed to reviving Hong Kong as a major industry hub by Michael O’Neill When Ronna Chao took over leadership of the family textile business in 2010, she was joining a company that was still adapting to major industry disruptions. Founded in 1976 by Chao’s […]


Novetex puts a positive spin on textile waste – Interview Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles is leading the charge towards sustainability with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) investment to help scale up a process developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to upcycle textile waste into yarns that can be reused […]

McKinsey & Company

The State of Fashion 2022 Novetex: Encouraging Brands to Raise Their Game on Circularity EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW by Rachel Deeley As fashion brands look to pursue closed-loop recycling solutions, it is increasingly important to engage with suppliers who can help them move toward sourcing circular materials. Novetex Textiles has developed its own mechanical recycling process — […]


Climate change: Billie spins yarn from textile wastes with neither water nor chemicals in Novetex’s bid to cut emissions and wastes Reported by Martin Choi and Eric Ng When Ronna Chao returned to her family’s yarn spinning business in 2010 after stints at Goldman Sachs and Tommy Hilfiger, Hong Kong was spewing out about 234 tonnes […]

Unveils First Multi-Sector Collaboration

The Billie System Unveils First Multi-Sector Collaboration with Cynthia & Xiao and Shangri-La Hotels in South China  Joining forces with a designer knitwear brand and a renowned hotel group, The Billie System launches first-of-its-kind upcycling project  HONG KONG, S.A.R., 30 September 2020 – The Billie System is excited to announce it has teamed up with […]


Yarn has a new lease of life A Hong Kong-developed textile mill system is dedicated to upcycling waste. Content provided by HKTDC – FIRST PERSON As clothing consumption continues to increase globally, sustainability solutions have been developed to deal with textile waste. Some eco-conscious designers use textile waste in their collections but such initiatives can […]


The Latest ‘Circular Fashion’ Technologies From AI to IoT to dedicated “upcycling” factories, the imprint of circular economy technology for fashion is sharpening.BY KALEY ROSHITSH For a circular fashion economy to exist, whereby sustainable business growth is fueled by the reuse of materials and zero waste, technologies for product identification, authentication and upcycling are essential. […]

The Billie System Launch Release

Novetex Textiles Launches THE BILLIE SYSTEM An innovative waterless system that upcycles textile waster (Hong Kong, 15 July 2019) – Novetex Textiles Limited opens the next chapter in its illustrious history with the launch of a new textile mill in Tai Po, Hong Kong’s manufacturing hub. Home to its latest project, the first textile mill to open […]