NLGX – preserving & creating in Beijing
I’ve just returned from Beijing, and was thrilled beyond belief at how diverse, cosmopolitan and vibrant the city is. The markets were like being in the belly of the beast (fast fashion at its worst with t-shirts, trainers and more for less than than a plate of food), but – it was also not difficult to find creative and independant stores like NLGX. A heritage-inspired urban lifestyle products design company based in Beijing, they create original-designed apparel including graphic t-shirts, Asian-inspired casuals, and fashion bags made from recycled materials. Like this Shoulder Purse made from recycled car tire inner tubes – a vegan dream bag! With a zipper to seal the bag opening, 2 inside pockets with and without zipper, fully waterproof on the outside. $99.00 USD.
They also support the local design community through collaborations and promotions at their flagship store in Beijing’s historical neighborhood of Nanluoguxiang. Creativity meets Preservation with this NLGX / China Heritage Preservation (CHP) collaboration design. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this Do You Hutong t-shirt will go to CHP and their mission to empower local communities to preserve their cultural heritage. Women’s sizes L, XL, and XXL only (buy one size up from your regular size). $22.00 USD. NLGX represents the lifestyle and spirit of the “new” Beijing. Their slogan is “Preserve…Create”, which highlights their goal of Preserving the Past while Creating New. Magnifeco! Ships to North and South America, Europe and United Kingdom, Japan and Australia.