Meet The Oh Collective Co-Founder, the Sweetest Human You Will Ever Meet, and our Hand-Model, Winxi Kan!
You asked, and we answered.
You asked, and we answered. In the coming series, we will introduce the four female founders of The Oh Collective: Diana Lin, Eden Chiang, Simona Xu, and Winxi Kan!
They are not business partners who decided to start selling sex toys online but also a #girlsquad of best friends that travel, work, and party together.
Eden, Diana, Simona, and Winxi first met as colleagues at a Fortune 500 Company, and now, five years later, they have successfully launched The Oh Collective!
What's more, they are #JustLikeYou.
When the four best friends first decided to start The Oh Collective, their vision was to create not only sex toys and personal wellness products but also foster a community of like-minded women willing to explore the realm of female intimate health and wellness.
Please keep reading to learn more about Winxi and her upbringing, some fun facts about her, and her experience as a Co-Founder of The Oh Collective.
🌟 Get to know Winxi🌟
Hometown: Rotterdam & Shenzhen/Shanghai
- Currently based in Shanghai
- Hobbies: DIY clothes & Cooking & Growing Her Own Food
- Role at The Oh Collective: Product Development
- What is one quote you live by? “Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love” by Brené Brown
- Best advice for the Oh Community: Surround yourself with warm, happy, and genuine people.
- Pixie or Kit? Pixie, I travel a lot, and Pixie is so easy to bring
Hey Winxi! You were born in the Netherlands but have lived in Shanghai for years; how did you end up here?
I came to Shanghai when I was taking a break from work. I had just quit my first job and was travelling in Asia. While visiting my grandparents in Shanghai, I fell in love with the city.
It's pretty ironic. Most of my friends know I'm a bit hermit; I enjoy solitude and being at home. Though I love Shanghai for its vibrancy and diversity, I have called this concrete jungle my home for the past five years.
What’s something you’re passionate about, and how has that applied to The Oh Collective?
I love products and product details. Before that, I always worked in buying and merchandising in the apparel industry (I used to be addicted to having all of my clothes made at a tailor in Shanghai, but that, luckily, has been tamed down).
At The Oh Collective, we listen to consumers’ feedback. What do they like, their challenges, and what are they missing? When you work with products, you understand that consumers and products will always go hand in hand. We cannot create fantastic sex toys online without understanding our girls' needs.
How do you find the time to work full-time, be a co-founder, and be in a serious relationship? What’s a tip you have for other busy-bee Gals?
It’s all about finding the right balance and listening to your mind and body spirit. I choose to surround myself with kind and genuine people. Friends that I can be honest with. Friends that I feel loved by.
Also, my boyfriend is the person closest to me. He’s very supportive of what I do and always motivates me during my ups and downs.
I’m fortunate to have a fantastic group of inspiring people around me.
If you could rewind time and give 21-year-old Winxi one piece of advice, what would it be?
When I turned 21, I had just finished university and started my first job. I felt really, really mature and thought that I knew it all. Looking back, the truth is that you haven’t experienced much in life and haven’t seen much of the world.
If I could turn the clock back to 21 years-old me, I would tell myself not to be influenced that much by other people’s opinions, not to overthink, and to dare to follow my gut. Try more new things and dare. Dare to make mistakes; dare to live.
🌟 Join our Community! 🌟
We hope our Founders series gives you a better sense of our origins, team, and, most importantly, what The Oh Collective Stands for.
We are for women, by women, and we'd love for you to join us on our mission to empower women, starting from normalising female intimate wellness!
Our Founders with a Community Member at one of our pop-up events!
🧚♀️ About The Oh Collective 🧚♀️
We want to inspire all women to be confident and happy with their intimate selves by recognising their physical needs and definition of "pleasure." We believe you don't need to be ashamed or shy to explore your body and what can bring you pleasure and long-term health. We are here to provide our sisters with safe and reliable products, a trusted community and content that only offers 100% good vibes!