MFB 5.0 is a labour of love from 5 passionate, talented and enthusiastic students. Modular, flexible and designed for the family, with MFB 5.0 you won't need to buy another bag again.
FAMILY – a bag for each member of the family to encourage more quality time to be spent together
MULTIPURPOSE – transform one bag into 5 components; it's also water resistant and mosquito-repellent
FUN – making days out more enjoyable and hassle-free
1. DAD’S RUCKSACK
2. MOM’S TOTE BAG
3. KID’S BACKPACK
4. PICNIC MAT
Mosquito-repellent* Coated with Anti-Mos™, invented by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), the picnic mat safeguards you and your family from insects, making your day out more pleasant and bug-free! The anti-mosquito technology coats fabric with microcapsules loaded with insect repellent certified by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) USA. It has been tested to effectively repel insects even after 70 washes.
5. USB CHARGE PORT
Behind MFB 5.0 are 5 students from Shau Kei Wan East Government Secondary School in Hong Kong. MFB 5.0 was designed with passion, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. It gave the students the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned in their ‘Technology and Living’ course and The Mills Summer Program, to a real-life project. The final result? A well-designed, thought-out product with the vision of bringing families closer together.
How the student creators themselves would use MFB 5.0:
LoLo: “Use MFB 5.0 to ascend all the summits in China!”
Abby: “Enjoy the cherry blossom and autumn leaves season in Japan on the picnic mat.”
Mandy: “Carry MFB 5.0 to go picnic with my parents.”
Ka-Sin: “Travel with my family through the vast Mongolian Grassland using MFB 5.0!”
Inez: “Take MFB 5.0 to Thailand and experience the culture!”
The Mills Summer Program 2017 We were the winning team of The Mills Summer Program. Held in June-August 2017, the program provided students with the opportunity to explore their interests and build skills that put them on the path to success, giving them a real taste of the business world. 25 students from 6 secondary schools were given tours around leading corporations and met with designers, business partners, startups, NGO’s and professionals within the textile industry. Visits to workshops allowed the students to see first-hand the design process, paper pattern drawing and sewing techniques. The Program also taught students about business basics: product development, supply chain and production, sales and marketing. Mentoring was provided by The Mills Fabrica team, incubatees and professionals.
About The Mills The Mills is a landmark revitalization project by Nan Fung Group, a celebration of shared industrial legacy with Hong Kong, and a step towards a future of applied creativity and innovation. Announced in 2014 by Nan Fung Group on its 60th anniversary, The Mills project will transform and revitalize the company's former textile factory into a destination for innovation, culture, and learning. The Mills is composed of 3 pillars, each contributing a unique perspective and experience.
- Fabrica - A business incubator and springboard for techstyle startups and strategic partners
- Shopfloor - A landmark for experiential retail, an expression of Hong Kong's evolving character
- Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) - A non-profit art centre interweaving textile arts, history and science The Mills is targeted to open in 2018.
About The Mills Fabrica The Mills Fabrica is a business incubator, fund and space/lab for techstyle startups and strategic partners -- companies at the intersection of technology and style. Fabrica Incubator onboards startups with great potential and puts them through an intensive program of self-improvement, practical business guidance, and marketing exposure while Fabrica Fund invests in leading techstyle entrepreneurs creating the future. Fabrica is dedicated to co-creating techstyle startup success stories and a global techstyle community, a catalytic hub where new ideas spark and game changing collaboration takes off.
Risks and challenges
We have spent a year developing this project. It has been a big challenge to find the best suppliers but we eventually found good partners and manufacturer to supporting our future entrepreneurs. Hope you can support us to make students’ dream come true!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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