Lunar New Year stamp design canvas bags launched

2013.01.14

Hongkong Post today (January 14) announced its collaboration with a local social enterprise, NEIGHBOR Plus Workshop, to roll out new PostShop products: environmentally friendly and hand-made canvas bags bearing Lunar New Year stamp designs (dragon and snake) for sale at all 46 PostShop outlets and the Hongkong Post Internet shopping mall ShopThruPost (www.shopthrupost.hk) before the arrival of the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dragon Stamp Design Canvas Bag is now available and the Year of the Snake Stamp Design Canvas Bag will be launched on January 26, together with the first-day issue of the special stamps entitled "Year of the Snake".

In this first-of-a-kind adaptation of Hongkong Post's two Lunar New Year special stamp designs into locally made canvas shopping bags, the two environmentally friendly canvas bags at $168 each bearing Lunar New Year stamp designs were hand-made by NEIGHBOR Plus Workshop of RightNetwork International Co Ltd, a social enterprise in Hong Kong which employs former sewing workers who remained in Hong Kong after factories relocated to the Mainland in past years. Working with the workshop, Hongkong Post has contributed to the manufacturing of products that are uniquely made in Hong Kong and support local expertise to be self-sustainable. The canvas shopping bag brings together a very good blend of a highly popular stamp theme series and a daily necessity of the general public and is naturally a meaningful gift for customers and their loved ones at a festive occasion.

The Year of the Dragon Stamp Design Canvas Bag is on sale from today to provide an irresistible opportunity to enrich one's souvenir collection on the theme of the Year of the Dragon, while the Year of the Snake Stamp Design Canvas Bag available from January 26 will definitely be a good choice for a Year of the Snake collectable series. A special promotion offer with a 10 per cent discount for each purchase of a set of two Year of the Dragon Stamp Design Canvas Bags is available exclusively at ShopThruPost from today to January 25. Furthermore, with the release of the Year of the Snake Stamp Design Canvas Bag on January 26, another promotion offer of a 10 per cent discount for every purchase of a set of two canvas bags - one Year of the Dragon Stamp Design Canvas Bag and one Year of the Snake Stamp Design Canvas Bag - via ShopThruPost will be available from January 26 to March 1. This is an offer that is not to be missed.

For more information, customers may call the Hongkong Post enquiry hotline at 2928 7110 or visit the ShopThruPost website at www.shopthrupost.hk.

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The Year of the Dragon Stamp Design Canvas Bag.
The Year of the Dragon Stamp Design Canvas Bag.
The Year of the Snake Stamp Design Canvas Bag.
The Year of the Snake Stamp Design Canvas Bag.
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