China is known for its rich tradition and many crafts. For many Western designers these crafts are a great source of inspiration. However, many Chinese crafts are facing major challenges. There are too few substitutes, and there is a lack of innovation. Lulu Fan and Karin van Paassen worked as co-organizer with Fine Art College Shanghai University and created possibilities for Chinese handicraft masters to work with contemporary Dutch designers and students of design in order to find new applications and processing of Chinese traditional handicraft, developing new products with innovative designs and new markets to tap in. The first edition is about bamboo was held in Shanghai and Deqing from 16 – 29 may 2016.