Water-Repelling Venerable Upcycling Denim tote bag

Lead DesignerSKY, Kam Yat HUI
Prize(s)3rd Place in Design For Society / Eco-Sustainable Design
Entry Description

Wasted / leftover denim clothes with Nano technology for water-repelling function

Upcycling project - the leftover Indigo Denim clothes are collected from local supplier, designed by SKY, Kam Yat HUI and collaborate with local sewing worker for stitching and template design.

Then collaborate with shelter workshop worker/member to produce the final product.

Nano technology provide water-repelling function which can really Up-grade the recycle materials provide a new function and uniqueness on this design product, the nano tech process will be sent to the lab to do.

Adjustable open-ended belts for all size costumers and also can make it as messenger-style bag. (Wooden Liaison can also add-on)

Reversible design is also the feature of this bag, costumer can get 2 designs from 1 bag. The open-ended belts with metal buckles can be adjustable and providing free choice of purpose for all users.

The size of this bag can also be adjusted by the design strips with metal carabiners.


SKY, Kam Yat HUI is a pro-active Design and Media Producer. He already have over 8 design and media production experiences, mainly focusing in visual communication and story narrations.

Mr. Hui also has have jointed over 5 exhibitions in Hong Kong, all are by invitation. The Pinhole photography artwork is one of his original artwork to express perspective of visual of Hong Kong.

Besides of Photography, he also design and produced his wooden Pinhole camera - PIN-CAM ERA MARK I. This is one of the awarded design works of his collection and the photography captured by the camera is also selected to shown in several exhibition and art event.

At present, Mr. Hui is doing his project and working with local shelter workshop, lower income family, under employment people to become the work-force and provide skill set. Then by using Mr. Hui's design to produce a new design collection, in purpose to provide more job opportunities.

In the project, Hui will collects wasted materials and apply the classic and traditional craftsmanship during the production, to give another product-life-cycle for them and make them more sustainable to reduce pollution.