Bringing indigenous Chinese textiles into the luxury fashion market

Jul 26, 2018

Angel Chang is a Chinese-American fashion designer from New York City and works with indigenous groups in Guizhou, China to create textiles for the international luxury fashion market.

These ethnic groups (Dong, Miao, and Buyi) all have a tradition of making their own textiles and weaving the raw materials together from scratch. Dyes, like indigo and persimmon leaves, are blended and applied by hand. Cotton is grown around the villages and silk is harvested from silkworms. We interviewed Chang to learn more about the best practices for sourcing material for her business.

Written and Voiceover by: Clarissa Wei

Featuring: Angel Chang

Produced by: Clarissa Wei

Shot by: Jonathon Lim, Angel Chang, Camille Bertrand

Edited by: Nicholas Ko

Mastered by: Victor Peña

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