Born in Metropolitan Hong Kong and raised both in Hong Kong and Toronto, Gary and Mandy's East-meets-West identities had a strong influence on the PINKSTIX design direction and business culture. Growing up within an immigrant family business environment was also a major influence.

Gary and Mandy learned the basics of fashion entrepreneurship, retail business and international trade from an early age to help with the family business. As children, Gary and Mandy learned strong business ethics and integrity; They also learned to value the importance of small businesses in contributing to a strong local economy and vibrant community.

PINKSTIX continues to be grounded in these roots as we continue to grow.