Growing up in the Southern province of Yunnan in China, Youmeng has always been fascinated by the embroidery of the ethnic Bai minority, which has a history going back to the Tang Dynasty. After successfully exhibiting artwork for the International Talent Support in Italy, she decided to marry her culture to beautiful British vegetable-tanned leather, using innovative and traditionally inspired designs.
Youmeng designs accessories which are both modern, sophisticated and environmentally sustainable. Her desire is to create high quality products that have style and personality, but are also ecologically sound, and made using the ancient sewing techniques of the Bai. This personal approach became the brand's signature that can be found in each product.
By using vegetable tanned leather, Dream's Code is advocating a higher standard quality and a long-lived product over large-scale production and mass consumption. Vegetable tanning process causes less pollution and is better for the environment, while the leather itself will mature over time, giving a unique character to your bag as it acquires a unique patina through use, and wear marks reflecting your own adventures.
By using embroidery from the Yunnan and Dali region, Dream's Code develops the art of the Bai minority and introduces it to the world. The embroideries are all handmade, and tell the myths and spiritual stories of the region.
Dream's Code, using extraordinary skills and modern shapes, aim to create better products using ancient art techniques, that reconnect our society to the environment the surrounds us.