With the multiple winners of world-class tailor competitions such as World Federation of Master Tailors and Gold Needle and Thread International Competition, Taiwanese tailors are well-known for their superb workmanship and detail-oriented skills.
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Early time in Taiwan, education was not affordable for everyone, so many parents instead sent their children to learn occupational skills, therefore, many teenagers travelled to the capital city to learn the profession. Tailoring was one of the most popular in the industry at the time.
Master Chang started his tailoring apprenticeship in Taipei when he was 17 and it has been over than 5 decades to serve as a master tailor. He recalled that when he was a kid, since an iron was not affordable in his family, he always used hot lunch boxes to iron the uniform. When the time he came to Taipei, he knew that tailoring would be a right choice for him to start the career.
Unlike most experienced tailors who are not really concerned about updating their designs and sometimes give the impression of old-fashioned, we were lucky to meet Master Chang who is willing to cooperate with us young designers that enables our innovative designs to preserve this precious craftsmanship which is gradually fading in Taiwan due to the shortage of young blood.
As we mentioned previously, we prefer to follow the traditional way to produce our clothing products, the precise attitude and diligent spirit of Taiwanese master tailors are the role models and ideas of AIMEEKU clothing.