The texture of Beijing is palpable. The dark gray stones of ancient hutong walls. Iridescent sugar on hawthorn berry skewers. Floral patterns on large quilt blankets. My time spent in my early childhood in Beijing, taking Chinese chess classes and cosplaying Monkey King in the park, make up a majority of my core memories.

Time itself in China had a texture of stillness. Quietly eating plain porridge at the dinner table with my grandparents. The white noise of Chinese news I couldn’t comprehend. The muffled traffic outside the 12th story window. 

I’ve spent my career and most of my life trying to understand what that experience has meant to me. I’ve done it through films, through journalism, through songs and this is my most recent entry - through clothing.

- Jeffrey Wu (吴家晖)


At our brand, we aim to bring a touch of Chinese culture to your wardrobe and home. We hope you love your purchase, but if you change your mind, we offer exchanges within 10 days of purchase. Items must be in their original packaging with tags intact, in as-new condition when returned.

Unfortunately, returns or exchanges are not available for limited edition items or customized orders. These unique pieces are meant to be treasured!

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out via email at or via Instagram @sweet.burden. We’re here to make sure your shopping experience is a harmonious blend of style and culture.


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