The Mills maybe bringing exciting new life to Tseun Wan. But it’s been a long time coming.
In the 1950s, Hong Kong was a veritable hub for textiles manufacturing. Particularly in Tsuen Wan, which is still filled with factory buildings. Three such buildings were part of Nan Fung Textiles, which saw plenty of business during Hong Kong’s textiles heyday in the ’60s. By the ’80s, however, business began to decline. And in 2008, the factories were converted into warehouses.
In 2014, parent company Nan Fung Group decided to transform the buildings into an exciting new destination A revitalization project recognizing Hong Kong’s textiles history, the aim was to cultivate the city’s new generation of artisans.
Four years later, and The Mills finally opens its doors. The complex will be home to business incubator The Mills Fabrica, retail arm The Mills Shopfloor, and non-profit arts and cultural center CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Art and Textile), which is due to open in early 2019.
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