Chinese Blue Fabric Factory Tour in Zhejiang


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Blue calico printing and dyeing have been practiced for centuries in Southern China. The decorative patterns on the blue cloth depict animals, plants, and long-lost legends, conveying good wishes for the future. Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will take us to one of the oldest factories in Zhejiang, which has been producing blue calico printed fabric for over 500 years. At the factory, we will:
. Observe the intricate printing processes.
. Print our own piece of fabric to take home.
. Have the opportunity to buy blue calico dyed fabric goods such as bags, tablecloths, and fabric.

Please note only cash is accepted at the factory store.

Date:
Thurs, March 15

Time:
8:45am Registration, 9:00am to approximately 5:00pm

Meet:
Baker and Spice, Shanghai Center
1376 Nanjing Rd. (W), near Xikang Rd.
(metro line 2 or 7 to Jing’An Temple station)
南京西路1376号,上海商城 1楼室, 近西康路

Cost:
RMB 450 (Includes transportation, entrance fee, fabric painting experience and guided tour. Please bring your own LUNCH and snacks as there are no restaurants nearby.)

Please email daytrips@seashanghai.org by March 10. Under Subject type “Blue Fabric Factory Tour, and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after March 11. SEA Day Trip coordinators are Anna D’Ettorre, mobile: 185-2179-3118, and Felice Kuta, mobile: 185-0171-8367.