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Originating somewhere between need + desire. With a commitment to honest materials, innovative design and localized production.

Starting out in her apartment in 2007, designer + maker Sarra Tang has since grown to create a full design studio and production facility in Toronto, with a focus on creating beautiful, thoughtfully designed fashions and objects.

APRIL 18

Trash talk, trash walk

April 22nd is Earth Day! Spend some quality time with Sarra and Kaeli from @hoibo and Masashi of @neocoffeebarto.  We will be walking our east end neighbourhood, cleaning up our beautiful city and talking some trash.  A community gathering to do some good in our city, meet new friends and share your ideas on how you bring sustainability into your everyday. It's about the little things!

Meet up with us at hoi bo in the Historic Distillery District, bring a reusable coffee cup and Neo Coffee will filler up with their amazing brew! Grab a friend, meet new friends and don't forget your gloves.

 When: April 22, 2018 

           Serving coffee from 10-11am
           Join us on our trash walk from 11-1pm

Where: 15 Trinity Street
             Historic Distillery District
             Toronto, On 

Questions? Call us! (647) 852-5488
 
The early bird gets the worm!  The first  people to arrive will be gifted our Boiled Wool Dish Pad upcycled from the offcuts of our fall/winter pieces. They are re-usable (machine wash to clean), biodegradable AND .....remarkably odour free. Get here early, have coffee with us and make sure you get your Boiled Wool Dish Pad before we're fresh out! 
 

DECEMBER 30

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a year in perspective

Three years and boatloads of excitement, sedated with times of overwhelming frustrations has brought us to this point. We've gone from a quarter scale model to an incredible structure that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018.

I bought this semi-detach home a few years ago on Dundas St. at Beaconsfield in downtown Toronto. We spent a couple years living in the house as we worked through the design phase of our multi-generational, live/work space. When the project is completed there will be a new retail space for Hoi bo, studio/retail for my sister and a multi-generational family home on the upper two floors of the building. We'll each have our own apartment with one communal kitchen. 

Jump on the links below and get a tour of the project!

Mom's apartment

Keigian's room and a quick tour of the kitchen 

Todd + I

Hoi An's apartment 

We've come together as a family to rethink how we can create a sustainable future and support each other to continue doing what we love. The project is centred around creating a space that supports the fundamentals of what we need day-to-day. Think food, energy,community....looking forward to sharing more with you a little later.

I hope that 2018 brings amazing new ideas and the openess to receive them. Thanks so much for your incredible support over the last 10 years, you are amazing! Happy New Years!!!!

 

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