Tell us a bit about yourself
I spent almost all of my life right here in Hong Kong. The things I love include painting, thrift-store and secondhand shopping, DIY projects, basically making anything out of anything – but my favourite activity is actually reading. My current obsessions are memoirs and true crime, and any personal stories that give insight into experiences I have never had.
What made you start your company?
I started Bekah Studio to make the product I wanted to wear every day: a silk tee shirt. I launched with just one product and not a lot of faith in it, feeling like the little launch was a trial run. However, along with a lack of luxury basics in my wardrobe, what had motivated me to start was a strong desire to have creative freedom. It was difficult to find luxury quality clothing that was affordable or ethical, and I realised that I had the option to make those garments, even if it only filled my wardrobe. So I did – and I wore them!
Tell me about your product and brand?
Bekah Studio was formed with a few ideas in mind: ethics, simplicity and versatility. Every garment by Bekah Studio is made by local seamstresses, as focusing on working with local people and supporting the tailoring industry is a big part of the brand identity. Initially, the silk tee shirt was designed with simplicity so that it was affordable to make in an ethical way. Moving forward, the tee was practical and versatile because of its simplicity.
The Cropped Halter Tank and Mini Button-up Dress were designed in a similar manner, with the intention of being easy to pair with many different garments and accessories. The Scrunchies were a solution for excess silk, as all of them are up-cycled from fabric scraps of previously made garments.