The Mills: A Hidden Artistic Gem in Tsuen Wan

The Mills 南豐紗廠

This Mills is a cotton factory. It is established in 1954 and was the main factory to support the cotton and fashion industries in Hong Kong back in those days. However, in around 1990s, due to the rapid change of the economy which led to the import of cheap cotton and cotton stings from Mainland China; the factory gradually closed.

Unfolding Fabric of Our Life

Later, in 2014 a revitalisation plan launched. Now the Mills is a centre of innovation that provides workshops, exhibitions, retail shops and restaurants; which is the best place to discover and to spend a weekend in there.

Mix and Match Fashion

When you walk in from the front door, you are in the hall, it has the exact same vibe with PMQ (Sheung Wan). There are a coffee shop and serval souvenir shops on the ground floor.

Going to the 2/F, there is an exhibition and is themed about the factory itself. It mainly focuses on 3 aspects.

  1. The process of turning cotton to materials that can be used
  2. The diversity of using cotton on fabric
  3. The labour exploitation issue at that time
Workshop details
Exercise book in the Workshop
There is a workshop that is called ‘Hand Spinning Workshop’. It teaches people how to turn cotton into a piece of string. It is mainly about hand spinning, but related machines will be introduced within the workshop. If you are interested, please reserve online ( course fee: $50)
Instagram photos @The Mills

Other than those local designer shops and exhibitions. The Mills is also a very ‘instagramable’ place to go based on its artistic designs including wall art and sculptures. KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) have you marked The Mills down on your ‘To Go List’?

For further information, please visit:

Address: The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

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