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Why did we create a Qipology knitwear collection?

I’ve always been fascinated with knitwear. After interning at two knitwear factories in my teens, I thought to myself, maybe one day I will have my own. Well, that dream faded along with my naivety, but I am glad that I still get the opportunity to explore working with knit. My current supplier is actually a client turned friend. She came in looking for a qipao for a company annual dinner party and when she told me that she runs a small knitwear factory, that to me was a sign that I had to test the waters! The pandemic last year was the perfect timing – it allowed me the time to create a new collection beyond bridal and cocktail...

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The Chinese Tea Ceremony Guide

The Chinese tea ceremony is one of the most important parts of a Chinese wedding. It is often done in an intimate setting where couples serve tea as a way to pay respect and show gratitude towards their families, who in turn bless the newlyweds with words of advice and red envelopes ("lai see"/ "hongbao").   So what happens? Well first, the general rule is that the groom is on the right and the bride on the left. The couple kneels on red cushions placed on the floor whilst serving tea to their families, who will be sitting on chairs. When serving tea, it is vital to serve with two hands and bow slightly forward to ensure the recipient does not have to move forward to receive...

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