Jeanine Hsu's Blog

After graduating from London’s Central Saint Martin’s (BA Women’s Wear Design), and working for designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Temperley, Jeanine Hsu created niin in 2005, with the aim of designing jewellery using natural materials where the basics of nature become a luxury. Her achievements have been recognised with academic appointments at the Hong Kong School of Creativity, where Jeanine was Artist in Residence in 2009; and The Hong Kong Design Institute where she is a part time lecturer and undergraduate tutor in Jewellery Design. Since launching at London’s Portobello and Spitalfields markets, niin is now available at select locations worldwide including Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels, Aman Resorts, Ku De Ta in Bali and is being promoted to leading department stores. It has featured in numerous magazines, including Tatler and Elle; and accessorised various fashion shows and displays, including the Eco-chic/Redress Asia show alongside John Hardy creations and London’s Harrods displays.
niin's new collection features off cuts of wood
February 5, 2013

The Naggar collection celebrates ancient architectural traditions still visible in the legendary Naggar Castle in Himachal Pradesh. This unique style combines wooden beams with stunning stonework. In honor of this, each item in this collection integrates off cut grey wood with inlaid polished stainless steel and pearl oyster shell. 
Offcuts of wood and veneer are collected from a furniture factory and then taken by the barrel to the workshops where they are then upcycled to create some of our newest designs.
In the Naggar Collection, recycled grey wood tabs overlap each other to create a stunning necklace bracelet and clutch. Wood tabs are covered with inlaid polished stainless steel pieces for a beautiful contrast in color and materials.

Autumn is upon us but we still see a lot of green in the Fashion World this Season.
October 31, 2012

Celebrities and designers are environmentally conscious this Season with the Green Carpet Challenge, Bottega Veneta is "turning vegan", and we at niin are celebrating our third anniversary with an eco-encouraging fashion event.
More from these stories, below:
1. GREEN CARPET CHALLENGE
The Green Carpet Challenge is Livia Firth's environmental project in line with the Fashion4Development initiative with the United Nations. Well-known and respected designers are taking part through their eco-friendly creations, advocated by prestigious celebrities.
2. BOTTEGA VENETA VEGAN HANDBAGS
Bottega Veneta is known for its artistic prowess in creating Italian luxury leather goods, but is now creating sustainable "vegan-friendly" handbags for the Cruise 2013 collection. The new “Carta Giapponese” purses embody...

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