HANMIN ZHANG（the left）, the owner of Lanxu Zha-ran Textile company in China
When I had the chance talk to Hanmin, I felt like she is such a good example of how young generation can inherit our cultural heritage
She was born in Dali where is the hometown of Chinese tie-dye. After she grown up, she found a job in Beijing and she stayed there for many years until she got pregnant. When she came back to her hometown, she felt sad that she was no longer seeing zha-ran everywhere like her childhood memory. So how to make the traditional Chinese tie-dye still alive in our lives became to her goal.
‘Are we really going to watch our traditions dying in front us? Zha-ran supposed to be one of our most proud of tradition that we need to keep it and pass by to next generation.‘
In the end of 2019, Hanmin was invited to be the guest speaker to Open MUJI in Kunming, China. And she prepared a small workshop to the audiences that day.
And then I proposed to her that maybe she can look for more chances to do more workshops in different cities with more brands.