Besides textiles, Sham Sui Po is also a great place to get materials such as beads, accessories parts, feathers, belts, ribbons and buttons at very reasonable prices. Some of these shops have been around for many years so you’d be able to find some old ‘treasure’ from the late 70s or 80s if you looked hard enough.
Back in Tokyo after a 2 week long work trip to Hong Kong and China. Visited my favorite place in Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po, in search of new fabrics for the coming season. Sham Shui Po never fails to amaze me with all the colors and clutter! Above is the part of the neighborhood where textile wholesalers line the streets with colorful fabric swatches for potential buyers to take for free. What a clever system to give out fabric swatches for free. I’ve collected enough swatches to start a mini fabric library! They will come in very handy when designing new products in the future.
★ I ♥ sham shui po