The Story of TAL Apparel

The story of TAL Apparel is in many ways the story of one man, CC Lee who was affectionately known as "The Textile Man". As an industrialist who moved to Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1946, CC Lee founded a local cotton spinning company that grew into a global garment giant. Here are some of the landmark events in the company's evolution:

  • 1960 - 1969

    Toray and TAL invested in Penang and expanded in Thailand.

  • 1940 - 1949

    Nanyang Cotton Mill opened in June 1948.