I’m the writer behind The Clean Thread, an eco-modern textile and lifestyle journal.
At The Clean Thread, you’ll find textile industry content made digestible for the consumer. From new fibre innovations to China’s evolving fashion industry, we’ll mainly talk textiles over here. But we’ll also talk about realistically making more environmentally-conscious choices in the heart of an Asian city.
It’s challenging to be sustainable in Hong Kong, where I’ve lived for the past four years. Single-use plastic is everywhere. Recycling facilities are hard to come by. I don’t have outdoor space for gardening. For most of the year, sleep doesn’t come easily without air-con. The list of excuses goes on.
And then we have my day job: writing about the textile trade industry. As I learned more about the fashion supply chain, from fibres to fabric, I couldn’t look at my wardrobe without seeing a portion of my carbon footprint on a clothes hanger.
Plus, my fast fashion polyester wasn’t breathing well in humidity, and I’ll try anything to minimise summer sweats. So, I began a total upheaval of my wardrobe and the way I viewed sustainable style. This is an ongoing task that gives me equal shares of guilt and smugness as I navigate the right way for me.
I’ll be documenting all of this and more, along with commentary and market insight from the global textile industry. I also write in British English, so don’t mind the fibers being fibres, pants being trousers and sweaters being jumpers.