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台客藍 Hakka-blue

台客藍, 在都市叢林裡唱山歌 Hakka-blue, Singing Folk Songs in the Urban Jungle

In the spring and early summer of 2008, the Hakka- blue team was formed and the primary task was participating in the OTOP Design Awards. From this moment, Hakka-blue set off upon the path of brand name management. The partners who began this venture were determined to create a Taiwanese ceramic arts and crafts brand based on native locale, culture and fashion. The first time that Hakka-blue entered the OTOP Design Awards, the company received the highest of praise and recognition and the following year won Second Prize. This year was their third consecutive year to win an award, but for Hakka-blue, it is not just the honor and pleasure of winning awards that is important. More so is that it shows that during these past three years, Hakka- blue has passed through one difficult test after another. This has been the key to their progress. Hakka-blue has its origins in the one-person studio of a city fair stall and the pottery of ceramic artisan Hsiao Li- ying. Later on, there was an entrepreneurial team, the Sedai Group of three partners working together on the development of a business brand name, a team which has now expanded to nine people. The scale of their system has grown gradually, with a 50 to 60 ping workshop to hold machinery and equipment where the partners initially struggled step-by-step under difficult conditions. Nowadays, they continue to add kilns, equipment and new partners in a 200-ping factory workshop located in Gungguan Township of Miaoli County. Hakka-blue has gone from having zero experience to having developed its operations over the last three years

2008年春末夏初,台客藍創業團隊成

形,面臨的首要工作就是參加OTOP設計

成功分享

大賞,也是從這一刻起,台客藍開始邁入

一個品牌經營之路,創業夥伴們決心一同

努力打造「本土、人文、時尚」的台灣陶

瓷工藝品牌。

台客藍第一次參加OTOP設計大賞,獲得

評審高度肯定,第二年二度奪標,今年第

三次,連年獲獎,對台客藍而言,不僅是

得獎的榮耀與喜悅,更重要的是,代表台

客藍三年來,不斷通過一關又一關的艱困

考驗,得到前進的鑰匙。

台客藍從陶藝家蕭立應手作陶藝,在市集

擺攤的一人工作室,朝向品牌企業發展,

創業團隊從一開始三個夥伴,增加到九

個,漸漸有了規模制度,製作工房也從

五、六十坪,機具設備什麼都極克難的狀

況下,一步步努力突破,到現在苗栗公館

鄉兩百坪的廠房,繼續增加窯具設備及夥

伴人手…。

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