Opportunities to understand China, Chinese culture and Chinatown


Made in Chinatown brings together artists, community members and volunteers to create unique and beautiful products that share the hidden stories of London’s Chinatown. The Made in Chinatown range includes small batch produced items made in the UK using the designs created by artists through residencies facilitated by China Exchange.

Through community workshops and Artist-in-Residence programmes, our products are developed collectively by people who are passionate about raising the awareness of the cultural significance of this iconic district in London. These products represent the cultural identities of the diverse and changing Chinatown communities and aim to enrich connections with this special neighbourhood. All profits from these products fund future heritage and community projects in Chinatown. 

China Exchange’s Made in Chinatown range can be purchased via our online shop here:

The items, produced by Made in Chinatown, feature the work of internationally exhibited artists Pui Lee, Ekta Kaul, Odella Yue, Dora Lam and Cherie Kwok. Each artist completed a residency in London’s Chinatown and held workshops and activities with volunteers and community group members to inform their work. All designs seek to highlight the areas of Chinatown that held significance for people and connected their experiences with this special place. 

Volunteers received training in brand development and worked collaboratively during the first 2020 UK lock down to create the beautiful ginkgo leaf design to represent Made in Chinatown. Ginkgo trees grow in Chinatown as a symbol of longevity. 


Made in Chinatown has been possible through the generous support of the Rothschild Foundation and the National Lottery Awards for All.

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