Editor’s Note: From handcrafted jewelry, fabric hand bags made with Asian inspired prints to Asian influenced apparel and creative home decorations, AsianWeek will be featuring Asian-inspired Arts and Crafts vendors each Tuesday to kick off the summer festival season.
The featured vendors all have previously participated in the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) – the largest pan Asian street fair nationwide that takes place the third Saturday of every May in San Francisco.
Produced by the AsianWeek Foundation, the AHSC is committed to supporting and promoting these creative and hardworking craftsmen vendors who may otherwise not get the online attention and exposure they deserve.
Started in 2010 by husband and wife team Stewart and Margaret Wong, WhimsyCo Clothing is an online apparel store based in South San Francisco, CA. Their philosophy is making people smile and feel good while looking great, one style at a time at affordable prices. They believe that art should evoke emotions and serve a purpose; and their purpose is to create smiles.
They named the business “WhimsyCo” because their designs are full of whimsy. Upon discovering that the word “whimsy” is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as: “a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art”, they felt even more compelled that this was the perfect name for their company.
All of their designs are original, and all apparel are printed by themselves at their studio. Margaret creates Asian themed-designs that are inspired by current pop culture, play-on words, and funny everyday phrases. Both artists feel that bringing laughter to people is important, “…especially during this day and age when America’s caught in a recession, unemployment is at an all time high, and there just doesn’t seem to be as many things to smile about these days.”
For more information about WhimsyCo Clothing, please visit http://www.whimsycoclothing.com/.