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The Making of Cheng's Atelier Clothing 郑惠中布衣制作过程

The Making of Cheng's Atelier Clothing 郑惠中布衣制作过程

Artisan designer Cheng Hui-chung produces his work in his studio in Taipei. He uses a natural technique, which in this age of mass production is rarely used.      A whole process of making a piece of garment takes around two months from the initial fabric weaving. Unlike factory production where fabrics are dyed before they are cut and make into clothes, Cheng make the clothes before color dying process.      To prepare the dying process, most textile makers use strong acids or alkalis for desizing, but Cheng uses traditional enzymes. Clothes are socked in enzymes for 6-8 hours.  Thus,...

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The Mindful Revolution

The Mindful Revolution

Source: Time MagazineBy Kate Pickert Monday, Feb. 03, 2014The raisins sitting in my sweaty palm are getting stickier by the minute. They don't look particularly appealing, but when instructed by my teacher, I take one in my fingers and examine it. I notice that the raisin's skin glistens. Looking closer, I see a small indentation where it once hung from the vine. Eventually, I place the raisin in my mouth and roll the wrinkly little shape over and over with my tongue, feeling its texture. After a while, I push it up against my teeth and slice it open. Then,...

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Cloth and Clothing: Back to Basics

Cloth and Clothing: Back to Basics

                                                 ~ Source: Taiwan Panorama Issue: March 2016         The Zuo Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals states in its section on the tenth year (500BCE) of Duke Ding’s reign: “The Middle Kindom has the grandeur of rites and rituals, hence it is called Xia. It has the beauty of symbols and robes, hence it is called Hua.” In just a few words, the Zuo Commentary expresses the special place that the Chinese people hold in their hearts...

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纺织初衷。布衣回归

纺织初衷。布衣回归

《左传‧定公十年》疏中云:「中国有礼仪之大,故称夏;有章服之美,谓之华。」 短短几个字,展现汉民族服饰,萦绕华丽浪漫的意境。

时空回至现代,热爱织品的郑惠中,转身寻找人类著衣的初衷,以棉、麻织品制作简 约布衣,坚持手染精神,有別於传统中国服饰的华丽感,呈现出东方文化中,另一种轻 松、内敛的生活态度。
 

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