Mid Autumn Festival All Sewn Up and In The Bag!

Mid Autumn Festival is all sewn up and in the bag! As well as baking, collecting and delivering record quantities of bread this month, Home Kong Kitchen has been creating a difference for Hong Kong’s homeless collecting items you would find in a wash bag for a special delivery to homeless charity ImpactHK. The project was inspired by a chat with ImpactHK founder Jeff Rotmeyer who lamented that although HK provides excellent free shower facilities for the homeless, they don’t provide basic amenities like soap and shampoo. Thanks to HKK’s incredibly generous community, we collected enough amenities to fill over 100 bags!

The sustainable wash bags were designed and sewn using recycled cotton by a team of utterly inspiring 7-16 year olds spearheaded by my aspiring costume designer 15yo niece, Mia Shroff! 🙏 Check out some of their incredible designs below! Thanks to fashion designer Evgeniya Menassa for providing guidance and allowing kids who don’t have access to sewing machines at home to create the bags using her facilities. Guess who we’ll be inviting to create this year’s Christmas Gift Socks? (Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas!!!) 😂 🎄 🧦 ✨

This was a stunning team effort by Homekongers aged 7-70! Thanks to all who contributed to our cutest project yet and Happy Mid Autumn Festival! 💜 💜 💜