(15th December 2020, Hong Kong) – As 2020 draws to a close, The Mills is celebrating a truly Green Christmas by bringing the old back to life with unique decorations made from different kinds of recycled wood. Working together
with local designer Orange Terry and his innovative creative team, The Mills has created an exclusive centerpiece for the iconic landmark with a gigantic Christmas tree installation made from colourful recycled wooden pallets suspended above the atrium like a chandelier. Every piece of recycled wood has its own unique pattern and colour like leaves on a tree.
Bringing the Old Back to Life
The designers processed each piece of wood with an ancient Japanese wood preservation technique called Shou Sugi Ban to carbonize and enhance the unique texture of each piece before finishing with a dying process to create an extraordinary visual effect for the installation.
Apart from standing under the amazing creation on the shopfloor and looking up as rays of sunshine from the glass canopy ceiling illuminate the tree in all its varied colours, visitors can also look down on the tree from the 2nd floor where they can gasp at the installation in all its inventive detail and be dazzled by the entire festive art experience.
Committed to the community
The Mills is committed to connecting and engaging with the local community and visitors through different creative activities. This year, The Mills invited students from Stewards, a local charity to help create amazing Christmas decorations using reclaimed wood, thus adding a sustainable twist to the festive vibe. Each ornament and Christmas wreath is handmade and designed by the students from scratch under the guidance of the Orange Terry design team and finishing up with 3D acrylic drawings. The beautiful Christmas cookie ornaments and the Christmas wreath will be spreading happiness and joy at The Mills for every visitor.
Limited edition Christmas DIY Little Tree Box Kit
Surprise your loved ones with a heartwarming DIY gift for Christmas. The Mills has invited a local eco-friendly brand – The Right Stuff Company to create a caring and environmentally friendly Christmas DIY Little Tree Box Kit for everyone to enjoy the fun of crafting during this festive season. The kit is handmade with recycled wine crates from scratch by local handicrafters. You can assemble a special Christmas decoration for your loved ones, simply by following the instructions, you can also leave a little gift or love note in the wooden box to create the sweetest memories.
The Christmas “DIY Little Tree Box Kit” is available on Pinkoi – Asia’s leading online marketplace for just HKD$ 320. To purchase go to: https://hk.pinkoi.com/product/MbdAVQhp
A special Christmas gift from The Mills
In 2019, The Mills was transformed into a romantic winter wonderland with lots of handmade pom pom decorations throughout the factory. This year, The Mills has breathed new life into last year’s Christmas decorations by up-cycling them into pocket notebook cases by using the Garment-to-Garment (G2G) textile recycling system to promote the idea of a Green Christmas. The limited-edition notebook is not for sale and will be given out to the public as a Christmas gift on The Mills social media platforms. Only limited quantities are available, so stay tuned for more information.
The Mills Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themillshk
The Mills Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themillshk/
Feel The Mills spirit with the Little Seagull
In 2018, The Mills reinvented itself as a destination for innovation, culture, and learning and is now in its second year. To celebrate its 2nd anniversary, the landmark has launched a charity Little Seagull which symbolises the bravery, strength, and courage to overcome challenges with The Mills spirit. It also represents the Nan Fung Group’s commitment to the public to promote sustainable development throughout its projects.
Helping families in need
The Mills has invited teachers and students of Society of Boys’ Centres Hui Chung Sing Memorial School to print T-shirts for the Little Seagull by using the elements of the Chinese stencil font created for The Mills by Master Wu Ding Keung as well as the signature green and white walls on the factory floor for charity sale. All proceeds from the Little Seagull project will be donated to a local charity: the “Assley Methodist Social Service – Help Community Service Center” to help local families in need and bring the warmest blessings to the community during the festive season.
Redeem The Mills special edition souvenirs
The Mills has designed a series of special edition souvenirs to remind visitors of their unforgettable experience and the spirit of The Mills. Visitors who spend a specified amount at The Mills at any time from now to 31 December can redeem various special edition souvenirs free by presenting the same day receipts (maximum two).
The special edition gifts include: WeWeave hand-stitched fabric postcards made with recycled materials from The Mills Fabrica, The Mills Pin, and a specially designed The Mills Tote Bag. The quantity of the gifts is limited and only available while stocks last.
Special edition souvenirs redemption requirements
How to redeem:
- Visitors spending HKD $500 or more at The Mills can redeem a specially designed WeWeave hand-stitched fabric postcard.
- Visitors spending HKD $800 or more at The Mills can redeem a badge from The Mills.
- Visitors spending HKD $1000 or more at The Mills can redeem a specially designed The Mills Tote Bag.