Canaan x The Fabrick Lab
The Fabrick Lab, a material innovator studio based in Hong Kong founded by Elaine Ng collaborated with Canaan on a series of indigo-dyed scarves, stools and coasters with a short film screening at Potato Head Music’s Room inside Kaum Restaurant Hong Kong in October 2016. The project titled UN/Fold documented Elaine on her research journey in Guizhou, South of China working with the local women in the village that have been using indigo plant to dye their clothing and textiles. The experimental textile processes are what differentiates this range from conventional products. Inspired by the Guizhou heritage motif, the UN/Fold project has found innovative methods of exploring the village’s traditional technique of batik. Examples are transferring the technique from fabric to wood and using home grown, organic dye vats which develops colour slowly with a different oxidation process. All products have been finished to industry standards.
On the collaboration, Canaan’s Founder Emmelyn Gunawan explains “I didn’t realise the similarities between native Chinese textile processing and dying were so similar to that of indigenous Indonesian craftsmanship. Speaking to Elaine about her journey in the UN/Fold project was truly eye-opening and inspirational. The products created for Canaan are a natural fit to my shop’s line of products and I’m very excited to be supporting such an ambitious endeavour by The Fabrick Lab.”
About Canaan Hong Kong
The first global outpost of Canaan is situated in Potato Head Hong Kong between 2016 - 2017 as a semi permanent pop up. The home and lifestyle boutique offers artisanal Indonesian items, including, linens, ceramics and clothing. The items are curated through a global partnership of creative individuals committed to supporting local Indonesian crafts and building better working environments for artisans.