ibility – In One’s Skin Collection
The way children see the world always amuses me, especially after my son was born. He is now 3 years old, and whenever we go out, he would ask me so many questions that leave me sometimes speechless: the first time he saw a bald guy on the street, he approached him and asked why did his head look exactly like his knees; and one time when he saw a black lady, he whispered to my ears, asking me if she is made out of chocolate. To answer all this dumbfounding questions, a parent needs patience, and a little humour as well, sometimes it could be quite embarrassing, but then I think it’s actually a chance to let the little ones know more the world and to learn how to respect, so I am always delighted when he asks me questions, it reminds me of my childhood memories.
I used to think the world is beautiful, and simple, but as I grow old, I realise the world is anything BUT simple. Whether we like it or not, we are all born into different cultures, religions and races, and the labels that come with them too. No one can choose what colour they were born into, however a lot of us try to escape from it, but what we are really running from, I know, is not the colour, but the labels behind. The world is enriched by all the colours that different people represent, but unfortunately, these colours are the root of conflicts and discords as well.
而創立ibility後，發現其實可以藉著品牌為社會帶來改變，因此更希望用品牌微小的力量，以設計宣揚大愛的訊息，表揚不同的色彩，因為我們深信這正是人類真正美麗的地方。而這正是我們發起In One’s Skin的原因，首個項目雖然是手錶，但對於品牌來說，卻是一個長遠的慈善項目，希望以設計回饋社會。
After I founded ibility, I realised as a design brand, we can make a different in the society, and it can create a bigger ripple than individuals, that’s why we want to do our bit to spread the message of love, and to celebrate colours, no matter what colour it is, because we believe that’s where the true beauty lies. And this is exactly why we launch In One’s Skin, although the first project we have is a series of Nude watches, but to us, In One’s Skin is a long term charity campaign, as we try to contribute to the society through the power of design.
我們相信，有你的支持，In One’s Skin可以走得更遠。
Watches tell time— the only thing that is constant in life— and to me, time is love as well, and it knows no boundaries, we are all born equal, and we all have the right to love and be loved. The colours of the leather strap come from skin tones, we want to challenge people to rethink the meaning of skin colours whenever they look at this watch, and raise awareness to racial integration and social harmony.
There are many charities that are making real differences in the world, and we want to support them through our campaign. For every purchase, we will donate HKD$50 to the charity of your own choosing. We don’t see labels, what we see are people in need, and we can all be part of the change, to make things a little better. And it’s a good way to educate our younger generation to love and to give, and to create a world that we have all been longing for.
There’s still a long way ahead for In One’s Skin, but with your support, we know we can go further.
Words: Emmy So
香港太古太古城路18號太古城中心1樓L114A-B ibility 專櫃
L114A-B. Eslite, 1/F Cityplaza 1, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Hong Kong
香港銅鑼灣軒尼詩道200 號 希慎廣場10樓L1001A ibility 專櫃
L1001A Eslite, 10/F Hysan Place, 200 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay Hong Kong