Tanya Zhang was an art director in advertising for brands like H&M, Nissan, and McDonald’s. She became the first brand hire at a tech startup before consulting for financial services at EY. Wesley Kang was an analyst at Citi and conducted financial analyses for commercial and corporate lending. He then became a financial analyst at e-commerce startup Vroom. In 2018, they both founded Nimble Made to strive for size inclusion and AAPI representation in fashion.
What inspired you all to create this company?
I remember my immigrant father saying, ‘American dress shirts don’t fit me.” My Asian friends had the same issue of where the industry “slim fit” was still too large so I created an actually slim fit.
What distinguishes your company and product in the market?
We have unique, actually-slim sizes for our dress shirts with a trimmed shirt & sleeve length, chest & back/shoulder. As Asian-American founders, our products are inspired by our Asian culture.”