Big weekend ahead

It’s a big weekend ahead in Hanoi.  The new school year has well and truly started, border restrictions have relaxed a little so families who had been living here prior to Covid, have now been able to return.  The first of the typhoons has arrived, bringing with it cooler weather.  Autumn is here. So this… Continue reading Big weekend ahead

Secondhand September & Project Ms Universe/Repurpose

In May, in the midst of Covid, we ran our RENEW, REVAMP and REPAIR campaign.  Renew your commitment to quality, fairtrade and sustainability. Revamp and Repair to give longevity, no waste and help the environment. For Secondhand September we’d like to inspire you with a project we were very busy with this time last year,… Continue reading Secondhand September & Project Ms Universe/Repurpose

Restoring ancient patterns

  This traditional pattern is being woven again! We said watch this space and here it is! It will be a little different to the older, existing fabrics.  Now, the thread being used for the warp is commercially spun cotton and only the weft will be handspun cotton.  There are technical reasons for this relating… Continue reading Restoring ancient patterns

Weaving new for old!

Future Traditions’ mission is to support the continued production of “at risk” textiles.  So whilst we repurpose existing fabrics, our goal is also to commission new fabric to be made.  Sometimes this is easier said than done.  The stunning ethnic textile panel in the photograph is a vintage example of the hand loom fabric that… Continue reading Weaving new for old!

Renew, Revamp and Repair

  Dear friends, What a strange first few months of the year, nothing has been the same since the lunar New Year break.  But locked down, in isolation, working from home or not working at all, these are the strangest times many of us have ever lived through.  It changes perspectives, creates awareness and for… Continue reading Renew, Revamp and Repair

Chúc mừng năm mới

    Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you and your families all the best for the Year of the Rat. Chúc bạn và gia đình mọi điều tốt đẹp nhất cho năm con chuột. Don’t forget to visit our Melbourne POP UP at Brunswick Kitchen on the 1st & 2nd February.

Season’s Greetings

In response to demand, one more Future Traditions and Friends Sunday – this weekend, Sunday 15th December. In addition to our regular hours, this Sunday we will be joined by lots of special guests bringing fabulous goodies – Katerina Lamteva’s beautiful hand embroidered decorations, tote bags and t-shirts, regulars Better World and Hanoi Pet Adoption,… Continue reading Season’s Greetings

FT & friends Christmas Weekend

12 noon – 5 pm Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November   Join Future Traditions, Better World, Indian Summer Linen, Cousins/Cugini and others, in a weekend of festive season celebrations.   We’ll have our bamboo Christmas Trees, decorations, silk velvet shawls and lots of other goodies.   We’d like to introduce a new friend to… Continue reading FT & friends Christmas Weekend

For Melbourne Peeps – Brunswick Kitchen

We’re very excited to announce that our friend Chef Tracey Lister, has a new venture opening in Melbourne next month called Brunswick Kitchen. A fabulous addition to the Melbourne food scene, Tracey will be sharing her culinary knowledge through cooking classes, take-home meals and events, bringing community together through the joys of creating real local food. We’re… Continue reading For Melbourne Peeps – Brunswick Kitchen