Originally a cotton mill, this 1960s Tsuen Wan factory building is set to take on a new lease of life. Slated to open in 2018, the 264,000 sq ft space will be home to a community for the fashion textile industry while creating a financially sustainable social ecosystem. The Mills will consist of three major spaces. First is Mills Fabrica, a gallery and shopping area focused on the business of fashion, aiming to help young creators and small start-ups kickstart their future. An art gallery is planned, which hopes to attract local and global creative communities while operating on a fully non-profit basis (the gallery is in fact already operating under the name Mill6 in a Sheung Wan pop-up). The final component, Shopfloor, should be a space showcasing the work of artists, designers and local talents and giving shoppers the opportunity to interact with the creators behind the pieces.
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