Hoa’s parents were refugees from Vietnam and Laos who resettled in the U.S. Sunny’s family immigrated from South Korea to the U.S. for better opportunities. Our parents showed us the value of hustling and how a hard work ethic can lead to success, especially in the face of adversity. They are the inspiration for WE ARE CHIMMI.

WE ARE CHIMMI, short for "We Are Children of Immigrants," celebrates the immigrant hustle. We launched our platform to share our passion for playful accessories with the world and to connect with those across communities. We are committed to donating a portion of sales to organizations that support immigrants and marginalized communities.

Currently, we are donating to Ascend Educational Fund. Organizations we have donated to in the past include:

  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • The Equal Justice Initiative
  • The Ali Forney Center
  • The Young Center
  • Send Chinatown Love
  • Rethink
  • Welcome to Chinatown
  • Apex for Youth
  • It Gets Better Project
  • Refugee Council USA
  • Restore NYC
  • Asian Mental Health Project
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • CAPE
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
  • Meals for Unity

  • We also find inspiration in each other and share stories from our communities, other founders, and the organizations we support.

    In an effort to foster meaningful partnerships and to create a positive community that celebrates all of our unique cultures, we invite you to #jointhehustle.

    - Hoa & Sunny