Textiles and Weaving 紡織與製衣

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Title

Textiles and Weaving 紡織與製衣

Subject

Textiles
Weaving
Textiles Industry
Textiles Manufacturing
Textiles Wholesale

Description

In the 1950s-1970s, Hong Kong was famous for its textile industry and its mills and factories have become the collective memory of many citizens. The culture of textiles and weaving in Sham Shui Po, which used to be the heart of the textile industry of Hong Kong, is now still demonstrated by the numerous fabrics manufacturing stops around the district and several traditional textiles factories.

Contributor

Unknown

Relation

Nam Cheong Street, Yu Chau Street, Ki Lung Street, Tai Nan Street, Yen Chow Street Hawkers Bazaar

Type

Craftsmanship

Identifier

textilesandweaving

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Materials or Ingredients

Buttons, Ribbons, Leather, Fabrics

History

Textile industry in Hong Kong started before the war, but with weaving preceded spinning in its development. During the 1930s, knitting and weaving industries in Hong Kong were already quite developed. However, there was no spinning factory at that time. Cotton yarns were imported for the local knitting and weaving factories. These cotton yarns were used to produce greige fabrics, which then became cotton socks, vests, homespun cloth, t-shirts and towels, etc. Products were made for the local market, as well as exported to mainland China, Southeast Asia, Europe and South America, etc.

Citation

“Textiles and Weaving 紡織與製衣,” Sham Shui Po, accessed June 26, 2022, https://learning.hku.hk/ccch9051/group-21/items/show/8.

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