What are the possibilities when you upcycle an old t-shirt?
In this workshop, participants will experience turning old t-shirts into yarn, and use the Tee Knitter to reknit the yarn into different objects. In the process, learning how to integrate upcycling into our daily lives.
Alize Lam is a product designer specialising in upcycling using a variety of recycled materials. In the past decade, Alize has designed various self-assembly kits utilising discarded materials to respond to social issues through design.
In a digital age where battery-free mechanical toys and musical instruments of yesteryears become a rarity, Alize wishes to recreate these timeless designs and wisdom through deconstructing, learning and rebuilding these toys and instruments. By designing a series of DIY kits, Alize hopes to inspire people to learn making products from the ground up, and to understand the deeper relationship between people and products – beyond mere transactions, but a valuable experience and process in itself. Offering an eye-opening alternative for those who are too used to blindly consuming and discarding items every day.
The ground floor shop at No. 72A, Blue House now accommodated “Hong Kong House of Stories” (formerly “Wanchai Livelihood Place”).
Hong Kong House of Stories aims at assembling multiple cultures from the community. With community participation and support from different partners, it frequently organises a variety of community cultural events promoting local culture, including exhibitions, workshops, community guided tours and more. Community art and culture activities including film shows, music concerts are also arranged as a way to revitalise the community. As a community platform, Hong Kong House of Stories enhances interaction and exchange within.
St. James’ Settlement Green Ladies has actively promoted and encouraged secondhand fashion reuse in Hong Kong. Secondhand business is expanded to kids wear and established Green Little in 2016, in order to provide an eco-shopping platform for parents and kids. Through collection of high quality kids wear, we promote secondhand clothing for sustainable use of resources.