Slow Stitch Nomad / 2020 - 2021

A project supported by Design Trust / MA Fashion at Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Viva Blue House

The virus asks ‘What is home?’
Your answer is not a space full of materials, is it?
Home can be as simple as feeling safe and peaceful.

“Your true home is in the here and the now.
It is not limited by time, space, nationality, or race. Your true home is not an abstract idea.
It is something you can touch and live in every moment.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Amidst the confusion of 2020, I propped up the Slow Stitch Nomad shelter, hoping to construct an intimate

space without restriction of time and place, and to heal the soul with slow stitching.

 

Be a Slow Stitch Nomad,
Set up your home at heart anytime anywhere and find peace through remaking your preloved clothing.

Recall how our ancestors got here,
Relearn the skills they taught us and
Reserve what we shall pass to the future.
Slow down and stitch through time.

A virus divides us, a needle stitches us together.

Join our Slow Stitch Exercise -- >

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Slow Stitch Nomad / 2020.09

A redesign project with MA fashion students of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Despite the social separation, the virus is pushing us to re-imagine solutions in new ways.
To kick off the academic year of fashion design, Toby Crispy led the MA Fashion students who were staying in different places away from the campus, to make use of their old garments and the simple sewing tools around them to work on the redesign project. We discussed, developed, presented and shared with the world on Instagram with the hashtag #SlowStitchNomad on the Internet about our process of rethinking and redesigning fashion.

Slow Stitch / SINCE 2020.05

Column about the inspiring Slow Stitch advocates around the world in Obscura Magazine

Slow Stitch Reading Corner / SINCE 2020

Book recommendations about Slow Fashion

Special thanks to all my companions that worked with us to advocate upcycling concept in Hong Kong!

Arts & Design

 

M+ Museum

 

Oil Street Art Space

Design Trust

CHAT (Centre For History, Arts & Textile)

 

The Mills

Hong Kong Design Centre

deTour

WomanBoss

PepperLAB

Tserser

Sin Sin FIne Art

Storyteller

MobArt

more...

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Brands & Stores

 

JOYCE

 

Lane Crawford

kapok

Weekend by Max Mara

Nike

Puma

Fila

Pinko

Levi's

LUSH

Xiao Shi Guang

Galet Antique

Cosmos Studio

 

unspun

 

The R Collective

Siemens

HP

more...

Corporate

 

HSBC

DBS

K11

Hysan Place

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Sogo

Swire

Swift

more...

NGO

 

Make A Difference Institute

The Woolmark Company

 

Hong Kong

Blind Union

St. James Settement:

Greenladies

Greenlittle

Upcycling Centre

Viva Blue House

Redress

 

Green Peace

WWF

Jupyeah

Smiley Planet

Yan Oi Tong

more...

Acadamy

The University of Hong Kong

Central St. Martin - University of Arts London

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Hong Kong Design Institute

more...

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