Heritage and Innovation of the Gambiered Canton Gauze Textile Craft

Updated: 5/15/2019 4:01:01 PM

Abstract: The gambiered Canton gauze is the only silk fabric hand-dyed with nature plants nowadays. It is the crystallization of ancestors' wisdom and hard work, and is deeply rooted in Southern China culture. However, with the change of times, it has been fading away from people's life. People with the legacy of fabricating gambiered Canton gauze uphold the spirit of social responsibility and cultural confidence during the rapid changing era. They revive this intangible cultural heritage by of combining traditional skills and international fashion trends. Gambiered Canton gauze will be crafted as a new Chinese fashion brand. Eventually, the traditional fashion cultural will be inherited and innovated, and steps forward to the International stage and modern life.

Key words: gambiered Canton gauze; history; heritage; innovation; design strategy

Authority in Charge: China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)

Sponsor :China Textile Information Center (CTIC)

ISSN 1003-3025 CN11-1714/TS