Hi everyone, I just thought to introduce myself to everyone at EFF and maybe ramble a bit. I'm Honey Wong, I just started my first business using my talent for sewing called Honey Handbags or honeyhandbags.com
. I'm not trained in fashion like most of you. I was taught to sew by my mother who worked in textile mills until she graduated and became an English teacher. Presently I am studying to be a make-up artist in my home country of Formosa or Taiwan to the uninitiated.
I'm probably one of very few in my country that has even begun to use ethical practices within fashion. Eco awareness is a little slow in Taiwan, Taiwan sadly is country that doesn't regulate businesses and corporations very often. Most of my governments legislation is aimed at economic growth. I guess you could say all of our legislation is aimed at the economy while our livelihoods are reduced to nothing.
One of the issues that I feel strongly about is the gentrification of Taiwanese aboriginals. I've decided to take the issue head on! I'm formulating a plan of direct action to help the tribes of Formosa. I will help support this plan with a percentage of the sales of my handbags.
There aren't many charities or groups to help the ancient tribes of Formosa, so it may take a while to put a plan together. You can read more about the slow death of my people here
So far the plan is to take weekend trips to video, photograph and interview the ancients of my island and then share what I learn with as many people as possible on my website
If you think you might be able to help with this plan or your just interested please contact me
. I need all the help I can get! :)
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On another note, Each season I'll make a new collection of handbags
and possibly garments. I make everything by hand so I will probably limit myself to four bags each season for now. I think I may have acted to soon in naming my website now because of all the inspirational people here on the EFF network. So who knows, I may start my own line of garments sometime soon as well. I'm interested in graphic design so I might make a series of T-shirts?
I am excited to meet everyone and maybe working with you all. Feel free to get in touch if you have any ideas of how we may work together.
I guess that's all for now. If you would like to know more please subscribe to my blog feed
I hope to hear from you soon:)
Blessings to you,
BELOW is my press release if anyone is interested.