Early on a precious weekend morning, groups of young adults make a trip to the weathered Kapo Factory in Tai Seng, where they join a snaking queue outside a nondescript wooden door in the dim building. The queue slowly grows longer as they wait patiently.

When the door finally opens at noon, they swarm into the tiny industrial unit, no bigger than a living room, and start rummaging through sweaters with enthusiastic designs of 1990s icons like Cartoon Network and authentic band tee shirts emblazoned with the names of popular bands like Black Sabbath or Massive Attack.

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