Bing si, or "ice thread", is a type of material used in numerous Chinese clothes. It combines cotton and timber to make a garment that gives a uniquely cool, relaxing feel to the wearer.
Haiermansi is a Chinese textile company famous for their Bing Si clothes. They have an exclusive outlet on the 3rd floor of Modern Plaza in northwest Beijing, where I visited.
Upon entering, I saw that they sell Bing Si apparel exclusively. Majority of the designs cater to middle-aged women, with simple and tasteful patterns. Most garments come in single colors, including grey, pink, and blue. The rest have single striped designs incorporating several hues.
According to the shop assistant, customers buy bing si garments for comfort, as it feels cooler than normal garments. Prices range from RMB 400 to RMB 600.
What I appreciated:
What customers appreciate:
Simple patterns, very comfortable
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