Asian-American + Pacific Islander Owned Businesses to Support During AAPI Heritage Month
It’s Asian and Pacific Islander heritage month, and we here at Blistey are excited to celebrate the diverse cultures that are represented by that term. Asian-American-owned businesses have suffered over the last year. From difficulties surrounding Covid restrictions and racial discrimination, Asian-owned businesses have seen a significant decrease in business activity.
The wave of Anti-Asian hate crimes in the past several months has highlighted the importance of solidarity and allyship and one of the simplest ways to support any marginalized community is to support its entrepreneurs.
The brands and businesses listed here are a great place to start. From beauty and fashion to home decor, here are some of the AAPI owned brands and businesses we love.
AAPI-Owned Beauty and Skincare Brands
Clean beauty products that are good for you and good for the environment. Co-founders Taran and Bunny create their products with health and ease in mind, so you can have the best self-care routine ever. This company desires for all women and girls to focus on healthy skin, over perfect skin.
Skincare products without all the irritating, toxic ingredients? Sign us up! The company’s ingredient blacklist, which excludes; fragrances, (both synthetic and natural) talc, preservatives, and a host of other bad-for-your-skin ingredients, is compliant with EU regulations. Regulations that ban over 1300 ingredients.
Have you hopped on the Korean skincare bandwagon? If not, Soko Glam is a great introduction to the world of glass skincare. Founder, and licensed esthetician Charlotte Cho, is bringing you the best of Korean skincare to your front door.
AAPI-Owned Fashion Apparel Brands
Need adorable onesies, footies, or hats for the new adorable baby in your family? Shop Miki House to get comfy stylish fashions from baby to toddler for the little humans in your life.
Handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces from this brand are whimsical and floral-infused. Find unique jewelry, bags, and streetwear when you shop here. And some stunning home decor that captures fresh flowers in resin, giving all the floral just in time to update your space for Summer.
Quality vegan leather handbags are this brand’s staple. Husband and wife team, Stephanie Li and Yang, wanted to design bags that were minimalist in their design and accessible for all women. That’s what you get with these bags, quality, sustainable products, that feel empowering.
AAPI-Owned Restaurants and Eateries.
Visiting Colorado Springs and have an appetite for tasty, healthy, and authentic Southeast Asian cuisine? Stop by this new cafe. Pick up or order online with DoorDash today!
Small plates with Thai, Cambodian, Filipino, and Lao influences. Bringing the traditions, culture, and delicious ingredients for a unique culinary experience. Go for the food, stay for the ambiance, at this beautiful restaurant. Another perk? You’ll be dining at an establishment that prides itself on paying its waitstaff a living wage, with healthcare, and vacation days included.
Visiting Minneapolis for award-winning Chinese cuisine? Totally doable when you eat at Rainbow. Stop in for the handmade dumplings, you won’t be disappointed.
Looking for ways to support POC communities and entrepreneurs? Find these and many other awesome brands and businesses owned by people of color on Blistey.com.