Early toy products of Winsome Plastic Works and Forward Products. Co.

Between 1963 and 1965, Forward Winsome Industries Limited received large number of orders, and Lam Leung had to outsource the sewing process of doll clothes to others. Lam and his wife had to bring the clothing materials to sub-contractors in Sham Shui Po, Sun Po Kong and other resettlement areas, for the distribution to local families whereas the women would sew the clothes. After a few days, Lam would go to these neighborhoods to collect the clothes and pay them. At that time, the outsourcing would go as far as to Ap Lei Chau, Sheung Shui and Fanling. Yet, the company's toys were still produced mostly in-house. In 1969, Lam opened a factory in Taiwan. Some of the orders received in Hong Kong were then processed in Taiwan. In 1989, in view of the uncertainty faced with China's MFN status with the US, Lam brought capital to Thailand and opened a factory there.

Company Forward Winsome Industries Limited
Subject Industry
Duration 4m53s
Language Cantonese
Material Type
Source Hong Kong Memory Project Oral History Interview
Repository Hong Kong Memory Project
Note to Copyright Copyright owned by Hong Kong Memory Project
Accession No. LKF-FW-SEG-003
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