Future Traditions brand

Indigenous textiles, hanoi style

Future Traditions clothing blends the stunning textiles of Vietnam’s many ethnic minority communities with contemporary designs for people who want something beautiful and unique to wear. 

Future Traditions clothing blends the stunning textiles of Vietnam’s many ethnic minority communities with contemporary designs for people who want something beautiful and unique to wear. Future Traditions works with local communities to encourage financially viable and continued production of these increasingly rare textiles.
 

Designer: Cynthia Mann
With a fashion designer for a mother and a graphic designer for a father, Cynthia grew up with a love of design and textiles, designing and sewing from an early age.  After performing, directing and designing theatre productions she moved into the film and television industry as, amongst other things, an art director and designer. 

Cynthia first visited Vietnam in 2003, when a friend was making a documentary. On that visit she fell in love with Vietnam and moved to Ha Noi in 2008.  Future Traditions grew out of her love of Vietnamese ethnic minority textiles.  Cynthia’s aim is to create new markets for "at risk" traditional crafts by working directly with ethnic minority communities to produce new textiles for her clothing collections. The Future Traditions clothing range highlights these textiles in contemporary styles for everyday wear.  She also creates a limited edition range featuring rare and vintage textiles.

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