OUR FOUNDING STORY

GUIZHOU

Our founding story is from Guizhou, China. In 2013, UN/FOLD STORIES started as a heritage craft research initiative in Guizhou, southern China. Artistry from Guizhou has a strong heritage of handmade craft. With our continuous research and product development activities,  UN/FOLD STORIES aims to keep traditional Chinese craft and technique alive.

WHAT ARE THE

PROBLEMS

SCHOOLING

Only 24 secondary schools for more than 75,000 students and more than 7,000 teachers.

(in year 2000)

LITERACY

High illiteracy rate amongst minority people

CRAFT SKILLS

Only 10% of Guizhou heritage craft skills were being passed onto the next generation

WHAT'S OUR

APPROACH

SOFT SKILL

We engage mountain villagers and help them to develop a method of craft skills 

ECOSYSTEM

We research and document the way of life in order to build a sustainable ecosystem across different platforms to keep heritage craft alive 

WHAT WE

DISCOVERED

TECHNIQUES

Batik 

Weave

Embroidery

MATERIALS

Unique Wax Recipe

Indigo

Soy Beans

Red Bean Paste

Ox Bone

OUR INPUT

We recreate these models with our own methodology, by fusing conventional techniques with modern technology

OUR INPUT

OUR GUIZHOU PRODUCTION TEAM