On Wedsnesday, I attended the press conference of Bouyei Crafts Company promoting their Buyi crafts.
So before i begin, what is Buyi? Buyi is the fabric made by the Buyi tribe in Guizhou, China. The tribe is known for their weaving and color dying for over 3,000 years. Buyi is very eco-friendly because all the coloring are done using natural resources. The fabrics by the tribe is also very meaningful as when they weave, they incorporates patterns that symbolize their rich culture into it.
At the press conference, we got to touch the fabrics and learn about the culture of Buyi Tribe as well as the future aims of the project. Lots of the designed clothes out of the fabrics were displayed on the representatives of the projects, these designs were so unique and fashionable. It was stunning to learn that such a traditional thing can be turned into something so modern and good looking. If it wasn't for this event, i would have never known such an amazing skill that is hidden in China.
The Bouyei Crafts Company aims to collaborate with talented designes, artists, stylist, bloggers in the future and to hold exchange programs learning about Buyi Crafts to continue spreading this treasure.