/ Man Loon Piece Good Co., Ltd.
Timeline: around 40 years
Business Type: cloths and textiles
Address: G/F, 272 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po
Man Loon Piece Good Co., Ltd. was formerly known as Man Loon Trading Co., Ltd. which concentrated on the garment business. Mr. Cheung is the 2nd generation. He started to take over the factory in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, China started to reform and open up, Mr. Cheung went there to set up factory in Guangzhou. But soon he found that the business environment in the mainland wasn’t ideal. Mr. Cheung changed his business to producing cloths for the garment industry. However, the business environment in China did not favour Hong Kong investment. Mr. Cheung decided to move back to Hong Kong in 1984 and set up Man Loon Piece Good Co., Ltd. on Yu Chau street. He made his first fortune. His customers were mainly garment factories in Hong Kong which exported products for overseas markets.
When Mr. Cheung’s shop opened, the whole Yu Chau street was selling cloths. The area east of Nam Cheong Street was most populated. In the 1980s, there was a morning market on Yu Chau Street, most stores were selling manufactured fashion. Since there were many cottage industries in the tenement buildings on Yu Chau Street, a lot of cloth shops were attracted to set up business there.
The old fashioned telephone in the shop.
The samples of the clothes.