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Youths making Turban Headbands for Elderly!

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Youths making Turban Headbands for Elderly!

Written by Kitty Lee We want to share this simple sewing project worked with the youths in BGCA Sham Tseng before. They used to make stuffs for themselves, but this time they are making something for someone in the community, the elderly. After brainstorming, they suggested to make turban headband. Here are the feedback from the elderly 😂:一把年紀啦仲戴咩頭巾啊?! (OMG, I am not young pretty girl. Leave this to young girls.):哇! 藍色戴係頭到, 撞鬼咩? 咁唔老禮... (Touch wood! I am not gonna wear a blue headband, it brings bad luck!) Testing... After they got the feedback, what will the youths make for them next time?   If you want to...

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Joining Thailand natural dyeing five days workshop

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Joining Thailand natural dyeing five days workshop

Written by Kitty Lee   參與5天泰國自然染工作坊繁体中文: https://www.makerbay.org/blogs/news/5参与5天泰国自然染工作坊简体中文:  https://www.makerbay.org/blogs/news/5-1       Hello, I would like to share my amazing maker experience in the wild to you. In April, I joined a five days Thailand natural dyeing workshop held by EARTH.er (https://www.earthertaio.com/) in 20th-24th April 2019. <EARTH.er 泰北5天植物染及農村體驗工作坊>    I arrived two days earlier before the workshop started. In this two days, I went to the Makersapce in ChingMai. I discovered many fabric market in ChiangMai too. The colourful clothes always attract your eyes.   In Day 1 of the workshop, the workshop started, I met the dyeing team next to the airport and...

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Sustainable Textile and Fashion journey from Brooklyn, Oslo, Stockholm, and Paris

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Sustainable Textile and Fashion journey from Brooklyn, Oslo, Stockholm, and Paris

When people talk about the maker movement, they generally think about robots, electronics, and nerdy engineers at the MakerFaire. MakerBay is a makerspace focused on social and environmental impact so we are interested in what people make that have a social and environmental impact. And it turns out “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world...second only to oil,”. So as makers interested in sustainability, we cannot overlook this area of making. Get dizzy with numbers if you desire.    In Hong Kong, the topic of textile is relevant today. "The textiles industry – comprising spinning, weaving, knitting, and...

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Job Posting: Looking for Instructors and Fabricators

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Job Posting: Looking for Instructors and Fabricators

While it is true that we are looking for: A technical Director An Industrial Designer A Marketing and Sales person We are also looking for: Architect interested in innovation and factory design Textile Design Researcher Wood Fabrication Expert Metal Fabrication Expert Laser Cutting Expert 3D Design Expert 3D Printing Fabrication Expert CNC Milling Fabrication Electronics Expert Robotics Expert Sewing Coding for Hardware Manufacturing, supply chain and quality control in China Please get in touch if you have any of these qualifications and you want to have an impact with design and technology with education and entrepreneurship. 

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