Anna Tsang known also as Anna T spent her early childhood in Hong Kong where her mother designed a children's clothes line for her family run garment business. Her family later moved to California where Anna graduated with a Fashion Design Degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Anna arrived in Singapore in 1987, and in 1989 started volunteering at a crisis shelter with Singapore Anglican Community Services, later setting up a thrift shop "Something old, something new" to help women in need.
Mother and Child Project was born when in 2005, Anna decided to marry both her passions- working with disadvantaged woman and fashion design. She started to train woman to sew and to make a range of products she designed. Many of these ladies were single mothers or women recovering from psychiatric illness and their newly acquired skill became their source of income.