Tag Archives | Yunnan

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Our Feature fabric for SS 2015

We had travelled for weeks! through villages and towns, down dusty roads, countless bus rides and endless train rides to last us a lifetime! The little town of Zhoucheng was nestled by the sparkling Erhai lake in Dali and housed a collection of dye vats that were visible from the moment we entered. The team […]

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17 Tiger Leaping Gorge

We had reached the end of our Journey. Our search for the feature fabric to use in our upcoming collection was found in the quaint little town of Zhoucheng. And what better way to celebrate than to go on a 2 day hike down and up a gorge! In 1 month, this has been our […]

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16 Zhoumulang and the Yi minority

Our hostel owner, Mr B, take us to Zhoumulang, a mountain village, to visit the Yi people. When referring to the Yi as a minority, again that is only in relation to the Chinese population. There are more than 8 million Yi people in Asia and over 4.5 million live in Yunnan province. Although most […]

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13 Sanctuary found in Dali

In Yunnan, we saw a different China to what the stereotypes suggest. The pollution, the crowds, the high rise buildings were left behind. As the ancient Chinese proverb says, ‘the mountains are high and the emperor is far’. That evening we arrived in Dali. The new town was another intimidating high rise cityscape, however our […]

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12 A new beginning with Yunnan

Waking on a hard bed and squat toilet was comforting in its humble, Spartan nature. It confirmed in my mind that we were on the road. Mist and darkness surrounded the train as we passed through mountains and mountain tunnels and mountains again. Groups of single men alighted at mining towns which gave way to […]

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