Loom Loop was founded by Global Design 2019 award winners, Polly Ho and Andy Wong, one is a dreamer the other is a perfectionist, it was a chance encounter with a 300 year old heritage fabric. When the designers saw the heritage fabric called the Canton silk, they were bowled over by the artisan techniques employed to dye the silk, it uses plant based dye, river mud and solar power.
It is eco-friendly though the process is painstaking it transforms the delicate and fragile silk into something with more substance that can withstand the test of time. The unusual texture and its unique appearance are the result of the organic process and chemistry from all the elements from nature.
They saw the potential of this forgotten fabric, they were driven to design high quality clothes that reflects its true value. The brand DNA has strong emphases on sustainable fashion and conservation of traditional craftsmanship.
Designer, Polly Ho graduated from School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, going on to study at the University of Central England. Prior to launching her own brand, Loom Loop in 2013, she worked for Misa Harada millinery in London, as well as acting as a fashion consultant for a number of China brands.
Loom Loop’s first collection was launched in SS14, prior to Ho winning a corporate fashion project for Philippe Starck’s new South Beach hotel in Singapore. Since then, she joined Tokyo Fashion Week with a catwalk show in 2015, 2016 & 2017; and she presented another catwalk shows at the official NYFW 2016 and 2017, Shanghai Fashion Week 2018 and LFW 2019.
Andy Wong graduated from Central Saint Martins. Whilst living in London, he worked with famous designers such as; Robert Cary Williams and Shelley Fox, giving him valuable experience in designing avant-garde outside of college.