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PROCESS

Hoi Bo is defined by the symbiotic relationship between shape, structure and process. Our aesthetic sensibility arises from the essence and functionality of the product; nothing is superfluous. Because we care passionately about quality, all of our pieces are made by hand in-house. Each detail is meticulously considered, with a deep respect for the interaction between the wearer and the object. Our bags and clothing are designed for what they will become once they leave the shop, softening and shaping to become a deeply personal reflection of you.

Hoi Bo is defined by the symbiotic relationship between shape, structure and process. Our aesthetic sensibility arises from the essence and functionality of the product; nothing is superfluous. Because we care passionately about quality, all of our pieces are made by hand in-house. Each detail is meticulously considered, with a deep respect for the interaction between the wearer and the object. Our bags and clothing are designed for what they will become once they leave the shop, softening and shaping to become a deeply personal reflection of you.

TECHNIQUES

techniques

dry waxThis is a unique, proprietary technique that results in a wonderful balance between how the material softens with use while retaining enough body to hold the form and contents of the bag. Using pure Ontario beeswax, we put the fabric through four to six stages of hand waxing, followed by six stages of hand polishing and finishing. Because we don’t use oils, the bags are initially quite stiff. Over time, and with use, they develop a beautiful suppleness and rich patina. Bags are water and soil repellent and exceptionally durable.

wet waxBags made with the wet wax fiber are soft and supple from the moment they are used. We work with a tightly woven, cotton-based fabric developed by the Martin family in the U.S., pioneers in the textile industry since 1838. Using environmentally friendly, pharmaceutical grades, the waxes in the fabric are emulsified with oils, which then results in a softer fibre. With less wax, the material develops a lovely satin patina. All bags are resistant to inclement weather.

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