Colonial Goods is proud to present a three-way collaboration with Goods of Desire (G.O.D.) and the Lee Kung Man Knitting Factory (L.K.M.). The essence of this project is to re-introduce a classic T-shirt with much heritage, while showcasing the craftsmanship and traditional methods of production behind a quality product still made in Hong Kong.
The T-shirts are made from vintage tubular-knitting machines dating back to the 1950s at the L.K.M. factory in Hong Kong. L.K.M. - one of Asia’s oldest operating mills - is among the few remaining factories worldwide in possession of such rare machinery. Due to the unique features of such antique knitting hardware and the time-consuming knitting process, the 100% Swiss cotton garments are unmatched in fineness of fabric as well as comfort. From Bruce Lee to the average tea-house goer in the 1960s, this T-shirt was undeniably an iconic staple of the past.
The tshirts will be available in two iconic styles: The “Roundneck” and the “Henley”.
Basically what I’ve been working on for the past year boils down to this. Damn it’s hard trying to pull everything together, but finally this is it. If you happen to be in the city, please do stop by and check it out as it’s only up for a day.
There will be a beautiful gallery of the factory as well as our campaign by Carmen Chan. A film was also made so you can really see the machines in action.
When I started this, I didn’t know what would come of it. Some people laughed at the idea early on, and if it wasn’t for the support from friends and family, this wouldn’t have happened.
Anyway, you can also just RSVP via the “ask” on Tumblr. Stop by for a drink and come check out the “Made in Hong Kong”.