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Workshop's new hand-dyed collection

24 March 2014

Blue leather

The method used at the indigo dyeing factory near Shanghai is based on traditional techniques and carried out mainly by hand. A limited number of each style is produced – with just 50 of each. 

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to discuss examples to illustrate how socio-cultural factors influence technology and in turn technology influences socio-cultural factors in complex and ongoing ways. (level 7)
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Keywords: dye, workshop, characteristics of technology, technological products

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