Resurrection of Handmade Blue Dyeing in Sanxia

As COVID-19 pandemic rages all over the world, many international fashion weeks have announced to either postpone or cancel their events. However, Taiwan’s Taipei Fashion Week AW21 ended successfully with the theme of “sustainable fashion” in March, 2021. Among the fashionable brands, Taichung’s Hakka brand with “blue dyeing” (藍染) as its design style was introduced for the first time to promote the beauty of blue dyeing to the public. However, when it comes to blue dyeing ,Sanxia’s (三峽)blue dyeing is peerless. In fact, Sanxia, a district in New Taipei City, is the birthplace of “blue dyeing” in Taiwan. In order to pass on this traditional technique, a group of Sanxia residents have dedicated their efforts to revitalize the heritage of blue dyeing culture.

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花蓮玉里「法國爸爸」劉一峰 以台為家奉獻一生

半世紀前,劉一峰神父從法國漂洋過海落腳花蓮玉里,從當年的年輕小伙子,到今天人人尊稱他為「法國爸爸」。五十五年來,接納了被社會遺忘的更生人、身障者和無家可歸的街友,不求任何回報。年屆八十的他說,從不後悔來到台灣,而且會一輩子留在這塊土地上。

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主打街頭快節奏 新興五人制棒球

棒球被譽為台灣的國球,國人們印象中的棒球,不外乎就是具有投手、打擊、守備三方面的人員配置;然而,新興的五人制棒球賽近期在台灣漸漸浮現風潮,不僅賽制及球員上與傳統九人制棒球不同,更是打著「隨處皆可打」的名號,打破所有人對棒球的刻板印象。

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職業運動未成熟 經紀人生存不易

今年度中職選秀,味全龍首輪第一指名選王維中,五年三個月台幣約為6106萬元,成為中職史上最大合約。台灣運動經紀剛起步,許多本土經紀公司在運動產業中被排除在外。然而,若要發展出成熟的運動產業,運動經紀人的存在必不可少。

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