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Red Wing Heritage & Want Show Laundry

Inspired by Want Show Laundry’s creativity and commitment to circular fashion—by giving forgotten garments new life— we went in search of our own forgotten and left behind boots. This collection, curated by Red Wing Heritage and Want Show Laundry, includes unreleased prototypes, special editions, limited runs, and more. They are some of our rarest, unseen, and most exclusive styles, and we’re offering them up for auction in a collaboration for good.

Proceeds will be dedicated to the Want Show Laundry Redefine Project. This circular fashion initiative focuses on uniting Taiwan’s laundromats to sell long-forgotten items of clothing, covering unpaid garment cleaning bills, as well as benefiting other charitable causes in Taiwan.

View the catalog below and click “Bid Now” to bid on specific products or visit the full auction here on eBay.

The auction will be open on eBay from March 17 through March 24, 2021.

TAICHUNG, TAIWAN

The laundry business has been a way of life for Wan-ji and Sho-er, aka Mr. and Mrs. Chang, the husband-and-wife owners of Want Show Laundry in Taiwan. They’ve spent the majority of their 80-plus years running a small laundry shop tucked within the bustling streets of Taichung.

Business was good, with the exception of one issue: abandoned garments. Over the years, hundreds of pieces of clothing have been forgotten at the shop, and with them, hundreds of bills have been left unpaid. With the help of their grandchildren, Wan-ji and Sho-er began modeling their customers forgotten laundry and posting the outfits to social media — the rest is history. Despite their overnight celebrity, Wan-ji and Sho-er just have a simple and friendly reminder for their customers: don’t forget to pick up your laundry.

Donning garments that have remained unclaimed at the laundromat for decades, the couple has caught the attention of many, quickly becoming media darlings.
Wan-ji wears style no. 877 // Sho-er wears style no. 3375
What began as a way to draw attention to forgotten laundry quickly evolved into a larger mission. The couple’s own closets are filled with garments that they have repaired and cared for over the course of decades — a concept commonly known as sustainable fashion, but for Wan-ji and Sho-er, is simply a way of life. In an effort to bring their mission to the masses, Wan-ji and Sho-er have used their newfound celebrity to create the Want Show Laundry Redefine Project, which unites Taiwan’s laundromats to create a central platform for selling long-forgotten items of clothing. Redefine Project’s proceeds go towards covering unpaid cleaning bills for each laundromat, with any additional dollars funding other charitable causes in Taiwan.
What began as a way to draw attention to forgotten laundry quickly evolved into a larger mission. The couple’s own closets are filled with garments that they have repaired and cared for over the course of decades — a concept commonly known as sustainable fashion, but for Wan-ji and Sho-er, is simply a way of life. In an effort to bring their mission to the masses, Wan-ji and Sho-er have used their newfound celebrity to create the Want Show Laundry Redefine Project, which unites Taiwan’s laundromats to create a central platform for selling long-forgotten items of clothing. Redefine Project’s proceeds go towards covering unpaid cleaning bills for each laundromat, with any additional dollars funding other charitable causes in Taiwan.
Despite the fact that many of their garments are several decades old, their youthful styling and playful attitude prove that “dated” is a frame of mind.
Wan-ji and Sho-er radiate timeless style. So, we set them up in Red Wing Heritage Classic Mocs – our most beloved style, proven to withstand the test of time and trend. Like the garments in Wan-ji and Sho-er’s own wardrobe, the Classic Moc gets better with age, and with proper care and repair, the iconic silhouette can serve as the punctuation to any outfit for years to come.
Sho-er wears style no. 3427 // Wan-ji wears style no. 1907

Style 875
Men's 6-Inch Boot in Oro Legacy Leather
$279.99
Style 3375
Women's Short Boot in Oro Legacy Leather
$289.99
Style 877
Men's 8-Inch Boot in Oro Legacy Leather
$299.99
Style 3427
Women's Tall Boot in Oro Legacy Leather
$299.99
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