For Qing Jin, a Gen Z entrepreneur in Zhoushan, her New Year’s resolution is to ride the growing popularity of DIY crafts by opening another studio in the city this year.
Qing and her business partner who is nicknamed Niangao currently run two workshops themed on ancient Chinese culture in the city – one in Dinghai district and one in Putuo district.
The two studios have become highly popular with the locals after customers starting posting selfies while dressed in ancient Chinese clothing on social media.
Qing and her business partner have recently been swarmed with reservations for their new DIY offering – tufting, a craft that has gone viral in other parts of the world.
"I'm delighted to see that tufting is so welcomed by Zhoushan residents and it's well worth our one year's preparation," said Qing.
Some young customers in Zhoushan have dubbed Qing's studios as the most trendy in the city.
Qing said that she will introduce more projects to allow Zhoushan residents to try more fashionable and interesting crafts in the near future.
A selfportrait of Qing Jin dressed in hanfu at her DIY crafts studio. [Photo/zhoushan.cn]