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L1ft 0ff and In Place

ChiChai launched the very first Empire in the Air tee in 2010 from her college dorm.

A decade later and now Empire in the Air is a team of creatives producing sky-high inspired products and events highlighting the Bay Area community.


a virtual & in-person celebration of 10 years since our first tee launched

From Thursday, 9/10 to Sunday, 9/20

We shared NEW GOODS, ARTWORK & EVENTS with online and [limited] in-person availability to accommodate for shelter-in-place and social-distancing.

While we celebrated our brand with our products and events, we also shared our pop-up shop and online store to:

  • feature local BIPOC brands & artists

  • serve as a pick-up & shop location for merch of grassroots org San Jose Strong

  • organize In Place, an art show fundraising for mutual aid collective Community Got Us who we were able to raise over $700 for

This week-long pop-up shop was truly a testament of community by community and for community. So many of our friends supported us by lending us their talents in hosting events or performing.


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