Greetings from Monita Yick, Founder and Managing Director, EGI

Welcome to our new website and another chapter for EGI as we enter our second decade of business. I trust that you enjoy our new look as you browse through some of the additional products that we have added to our collection.

I would like to address the topic of sustainability, as it has been on the forefront of my mind lately. It seems that every year, gadgets are entering the market more quickly. It has become a status symbol whether you sport the latest smart phone. Televisions have become the size of mini theatre screens. But I wonder at what cost to our environment.

In Hong Kong, we live in such a disposable culture. We order food that we cannot finish and we buy handbags that we immediately forget we own. Furniture and accessories, too, are often thought of as items that can be easily discarded during a move or renovation. Out with the old and in with the new has been Hong Kong's motto for much too long.

I look around our working showroom and am glad to see that it still contains some USM furniture we've had since we moved into the space. Configurations have changed and we add or subtract regularly. But the product's inherently timeless design has withstood the test of the years. It still looks great today and I believe that it will continue to do so for a long time to come.

USM and our other suppliers build in reusability into their designs. New products are made to work with existing components, so that you don't ever have to throw anything away. As functions and environments change, products adapt effortlessly.

Just as the best medicine is preventative, I feel that the best path towards living a more sustainable lifestyle is to invest in quality that you grow to love over time. Do you agree? I look forward to continuing this conversation with you personally. Stop by our showroom for a chat.