Annie, Kate

What do you get when you combine close friends, who are mahjong players and design and color fanatics with collective backgrounds in jewelry design, finance, and advertising? A mahjong perfect storm.

Between the two of us, we have been playing the game of mahjong for two decades. Some are better (Annie) than others (Kate). Our extended Mahjong group plays wherever we can: each other’s homes, card rooms, on family vacations. With seven children among the two of us, kiddos are often running around in the background and/or playing alongside us. The youngest player in the crew can beat adults with regularity.

We are inspired by art and design and we don't take ourselves too seriously. We like to celebrate the colorful personalities that belly up to the game table. The Mahjong Line was created with fun and fellowship in mind. 

Philanthropy is a large part of the game of American Mahjong—the National Mah Jongg League established this early on as part of their mission. As mothers, our philanthropic efforts focus on children. Every month, we make donations to charities that help support young people who need it most.

Starting this company has been an invigorating, challenging, exciting, and humbling experience, and we are excited about what’s ahead. With every move we make in the future, we keep three things in mind: live and learn, people are good, and jokers are wild (but not to be used in a pair, of course).  

As featured in MJ DIVA Magazine (if interested subscribe here)