Chinese Design Concepts

Mad Hands

Marangoni Graduate Niu Yun and Rain co-founded this indie knitwear brand in 2012. They produce brightly coloured, often over-sized, pieces for men and women that are infused with their humour, fun approach to life and the patent quality of innovative design and carefully sourced materials. Intent on maintaining their connections with traditional crafts they use 100% wool or 100% cashmere from Inner Mongolia for their collection of hand knits and hand-operated machined pieces. The range and combination of colours together with the shapes and layering of the pieces is further evidence of their contemporary take on the traditional. They have added accessories, knitted jewellery and printed T-shirts to their collection to keep them relevant throughout the seasons. These are not generic, mass produced throwaways, but specialised handmade creations that give "Made in China" a whole new profile.


With their return to making things by hand and their respect for materials and process Mad Hands is slow fashion at its absolute best.

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