Gina first visited China in 1972 and has been working in the region since then, organising and leading tours. She has travelled widely throughout China, and now specialises in Southwest China and the Tibetan Cultural Region.
In 1987, Gina organised her first textile tour to Guizhou Province. She pioneered new routes and completed the Odyssey Guizhou Guide. She became fascinated by the Minority textiles, and collected and documented them. These costumes were acquired by the British Museum and by the National Museums Liverpool. She lectured widely on the subject and published several books.