Couleurs de Chine
The Colors of China association was born in 1990 from the passion of its founder, Françoise Grenot-Wang (FangFang), for the culture of the Chinese ethnic minorities Miao, Dong and Yao of the province of Guangxi. Its initial objective was to promote this culture and encourage its preservation. In 1998, the association's objective shifted to support children's schooling, primarily young girls, who are traditionally underprivileged. A sponsorship system has since made it possible, thanks to the action of a network of volunteers in France and China, to help the schooling of nearly 12,000 children and to build or renovate many schools around the town of Danian. Today, nearly 900 sponsors and patrons, in more than thirty countries, sponsor more than 2,500 highschoolers and students. Since 2020, to comply with the legislation in force, a partnership has been established with the Chinese association SOCF. They are now the only ones authorized to collect donations and sponsorships in China.
A CHINOISES & Couleurs de Chine collaboration: The Couleurs cuff
The Chinese Dong minority is known for its colorful embroidery, a traditional craft that has existed for more than 2,000 years and is still very present in the daily life of women in the villages of Guanxi. Mountains, rivers, trees, flowers, animals ... the patterns are varied.
CHINOISES and Couleurs de Chine are pleased to present their first collaboration: Inspired by China's rich cultural diversity, CHINOISES likes to revisit its treasures and craftsmanship through contemporary objects while contributing to the schooling of young Chinese from Guanxi. With its unique Parisian style, it was obvious to create a cuff in supple black lambskin, adorned with genuine Dong embroidery handmade in silk thread and sold in part for the benefit of Couleurs de Chine.
Price: 50 Euros
15% of the price is directly donated to the benefit of the association.