Hong Kong accessories designer Vincci Ching committed to upcycling for sake of environment
Growing up in Hong Kong’s Shek Kip Mei district surrounded by factory waste motivated Ching to use vintage fabrics for her clutches, purses, cufflinks and other accessories
For Hong Kong designer Vincci Ching it’s in with the old and out with the new. She founded Heritage ReFashioned, which upcycles vintage fabrics into clutches, coin purses, cufflinks and other accessories.
Her items are loved by Hollywood celebrities – recently, Ching’s products were included in the much-coveted Golden Globes gifting lounge goody bag.
“Many of the event’s attendees were actually surprised to hear that the products were made from vintage fabrics. While they come from the ’50s to the ’80s , they are premium materials that are both well crafted and long-lasting,” says Ching.
Her strong green focus stems from her childhood. The backyard of the family embroidery factory in Hong Kong’s Shek Kip Mei district was piled high with waste.
“Seeing the amount of waste, even if it was from my own family factory, motivated me to minimise my footprint. We’ve reached that stage in society where being sustainable in design is what every designer is hoping to achieve. Creating things that have less impact, this is what everyone is now trying to achieve.”