On November 3rd, the third China Textile Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference, sponsored by the China Textile Industry Federation and hosted by the China Textile Federation Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, was held in Kunming, Yunnan province. Blue garments with plant dyes designed by the team of WTU, led by the associate professor Wang Ni from the School of Fashion, came under the spotlight and won the Cultural and Creative Souvenir Creative Award.
The theme of this conference is “Ushering in a New Era for the Inheritance and Development of Textile Intangible Cultural Heritage”. The six sets of blue garments drew extensive attention and affirmation from leaders and experts at the meeting. Gao Yong, secretary of China Textile Industry Federation, and Sun Huaibin, vice president of China Textile Industry Federation, acclaimed that the garments were simple, unadorned yet elegant, perfectly combining traditional intangible heritage technology with modern fashion. The garments were also thought highly of by Li Hongfu, director of Embroidery Committee of Chinese Art Anthropology Society, and Jia Jingsheng, professor of Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University,etc.
On November 5, the "Morning News" program of CCTV News Channel reported the conference and presented Wang Ni’s award-winning garments.