The first week of November Riina O travelled to a novel destination - all the way to China, to showcase at China Craft Week in Hangzhou, held at the Creative Design Centre.
From the 1st to the 5th of November Riina O was exhibiting and selling a selection of gloves and small accessories, featuring our newest collection "Luciferase" with the high-tech retroreflective leather detailing on luxurious leather gloves.
The exhibition brought together a number of top designers and makers from the UK, Ireland, Italy and Thailand, as well as China to display the diversity of handcraftsmanship and emphasis the personalisation of design.
On Saturday the 3rd of November the archery-inspired fashion glove making masterclass took place, introducing the workshop participants the basics of hand-stitching leather gloves and offering a new exciting experience.
It was a wonderful journey with many amazing people! We are very thankful for this experience.
Taking place in Hangzhou Creative Design Centre, China Craft Week is the first integrated event that embraces the concept of craft innovation in China, a rising international platform for craftsmanship. Selected craft and design masters from around the world will exhibit their works and teach some skills to the visitors as well, introducing how the craft can be integrated into the everyday life.
Following the successful inaugural event in 2017, China Craft Week 2018 will continue use the exhibition as a platform to facilitate cultural interaction. In the name of culture, modernise traditional craftsmanship; in the name of craftsmanship, tell a series of world stories.
Riina O will be presenting our new luxurious retroreflective leather glove collection “Luciferase” and teaching archery-inspired glove making workshops.