Hong Kong Plastic Pioneers
“These designs still have a special, practical value in today's society.”
In the manufacturing heyday of the 1950s and 1960s, Hong Kong’s plastic industry took off. From chopsticks to soap boxes, chairs to clocks, locally made products were innovative, affordable, and in-demand. Over time, brands like the Diana camera, Kader toys, and Red A plastic crystal would become household staples in Asia, Europe, and beyond.
In Hong Kong Plastic Pioneers, local manufacturers and their descendants recall the know-how, craftsmanship, and pluck required to get this once-thriving industry off the ground and promote the ‘Made in Hong Kong’ brand near and far.
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