Handcrafted and homemade with love
Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island; The Vine Centre, 29 Burrows St, Wan Chai
When: Discovery Bay: Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14; 11am-6pm. / Wan Chai: Dec 6, 11am-6pm
Pick up: Chinese medicine-inspired cosmetic products from Coconut Herb, edamame hummus from Crave, or sea-polished glass refurbished into necklaces by seaglassjewelry852.
In a time when virtually everything we own is mass produced, it’s nice to know that we can still buy handcrafted items – locally made, to boot. Handmade Hong Kong was founded in 2009 by craft lovers, with its flagship event being the regular Discovery Bay Sunday Market. “We fill a niche for shoppers who value one-of-a-kind items that they can purchase directly from the maker, and for local craftspeople to showcase their amazing work,” says Meg Sweeting, co-founder of the fair and amateur crafter. Whether it’s unique jewellery pieces, bespoke crochet dolls, or hand-sewn children’s clothing, this market has it all, giving you a more intimate alternative to Hong Kong’s countless shopping malls. If getting to Lantau seems like a little bit too arduous of a trek, perhaps the offer of a complimentary ride back to Central with any meal eaten at one of D’Deck’s multiple alfresco restaurants is incentive enough.