Huang Xiaoqun and Du Kaiyun, two of the more than 40 women who turn ties into pouches and wallets at home. Photo: Nora Tam Huang Xiaoqun and Du Kaiyun, two of the more than 40 women who turn ties into pouches and wallets at home. Photo: Nora Tam
Huang Xiaoqun and Du Kaiyun, two of the more than 40 women who turn ties into pouches and wallets at home. Photo: Nora Tam

Unlocking Hong Kong’s hidden labour force: the social enterprise getting low-income mums back to work

A social initiative in which women make gift items from old ties while raising their children is helping to unlock a hidden labour force in the city

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Huang Xiaoqun and Du Kaiyun, two of the more than 40 women who turn ties into pouches and wallets at home. Photo: Nora Tam Huang Xiaoqun and Du Kaiyun, two of the more than 40 women who turn ties into pouches and wallets at home. Photo: Nora Tam
Huang Xiaoqun and Du Kaiyun, two of the more than 40 women who turn ties into pouches and wallets at home. Photo: Nora Tam
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