As one of Hong Kong’s cultural and creative landmarks, The Mills regularly hosts various events, allowing you to fully indulge in and explore the unique local art and culture of Hong Kong. Through hands-on workshops, you can unleash your creativity using innovative materials. Experience exclusive interactive activities that offer an alternative way to discover local culture and artistry. We organize exhibitions with various themes each season, showcasing artistic achievements and presenting unique cultural and artistic experiences in an immersive form. Many of our activities and projects focus on sustainable living, utilization of recycled materials, and revitalization. Innovative technology is integrated with art to facilitate an entirely new experience.
In spring 2024, CHAT celebrates its 5th anniversary with the group exhibition Factory of Tomorrow. Featuring CHAT’s own contemporary art collection and newly commissioned works, it endeavours to critically examine the past and evoke imagination for what is to come.
Apart from offering a fusion of multicultural art experiences, The Mills curates an exclusive selection of products from local boutique brands for you. These unique brands, shops, and dining options provide an enriching experience that highlights the dynamic narrative of their brand stories. By incorporating elements from the local community into their product designs, these brands express their unique identities and showcase the rich culture of Hong Kong. Immerse in cultural experience, appreciate the details, and add a taste of art to your life.
Reflecting the curatorial mission of CHAT, CHAT Shop is the destination for textile and culture lovers who appreciate curated merchandise from Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific that embodies the heritage and innovation in the culture of making.
Signature collections of CHAT Shop include CHAT Originals, which are thoughtfully designed products often produced in-house or in collaboration with prominent international artists and local collaborators. Our collections aim to present our visitors with meaningful souvenirs to continue the CHAT experience.
“In Time Of “presents a daily life story concept store –“The Store In Time”, exploring different stories in daily life. Through projects and invitations, we present various stories from the community that is behind product creation. We want visitors to leave with not just a product but also the story of the creator behind it.
A story, a touching moment, and an echo!
Fabrica X, an experiential concept store and innovation gallery for sustainable brands, showcases the latest techstyle and agrifood tech innovations.
Labels Cafe – reinterpreting the culture of Hong Kong-style Western dish with a modern twist and stylish elements.
The history of “Big Light” and its traditional alley wonton noodles date back to the 1960s.
The Mills is a landmark revitalization project from Nan Fung Group. A destination consisting of a business incubator, experiential retail, and a non-profit cultural institution may be relatively unfamiliar to Hong Kong people, yet you will discover from The Mills’ vision and historical legacy that it is a purely Hong Kong story.
The Mills witnessed the manufacturing heyday in the 1960s and now carries on that legacy with a future of applied creativity and innovation. Visitors can explore the continuity of an authentic Hong Kong story, where themes of textile and industry are woven into experiences of innovation, culture, and learning.
With its business incubator, investment fund, spaces in Hong Kong and London, and community-building initiatives, The Mills Fabrica is an innovation platform dedicated to supporting techstyle and agrifood technology companies transition to a more sustainable future. Through innovations and creating success stories of collaborations between innovators, entrepreneurs, corporates and all stakeholders, The Mills Fabrica aims to drive positive change for future generations.
The Mills Shopfloor is a positive expression of the evolving character of Hong Kong, a cultural landmark for hands-on learning and experiential retail. At Shopfloor, you can engage and explore a world of lifestyle, artisan dining, and maker culture.
CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) is a part of the heritage conservation project of The Mills, the former cotton-spinning mills of Nan Fung Textiles in Tsuen Wan. Through its multifaceted curated programmes, which include exhibitions and co-learning programmes, CHAT aims to be an art centre that weaves creative experiences for all.