The U.S. is filled with people who come from different backgrounds and stories. Many of those people are immigrants who have traveled to the U.S. to start a new life or to raise a family. While it may be hard to start from nothing, these immigrants have persevered and continue to work hard to support their loved ones and community.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander month. One of the easies ways to show support for the Asian community is to shop from their stores. Here are some of our favorite Asian-owned businesses for home decor and accessories.
The Angle II Sofa from TRNK is an extension of the classic Angle shape. It’s reimagined with cut-outs to create a negative space and the product is a nod to 20th century modernism. The sofa is $5,395. We get it, it’s quite expensive but each piece is made-to-order and is engineered to last a lifetime. It’s also built from American manufacturers and includes Italian leathers.
2022 is the year of the tiger according to the Chinese zodiac. For $25, check out the Fat Tiger Entrance Mat and greet people with the cute zodiac. The tiger’s grumpiness is adorable!
If you’re often finding yourself traveling and need a great way to organize your belongings, consider the Build Your 12 from Cadence. It’s customizable to fit your routine so you can feel calm and in control of each day. The entire bundle can fit in a quart-sized bag and the magnetic capsules are leak proof.
All SIJO’s duvet covers and eucalyptus bedding are sustainability created. For $105, the Eucalyptus Duvet Cover has 5 stars from 1157 reviews. The duvet features sustainable coconut shell buttons and easy-to-use corner straps. It’s made to keep you cool from the summer heat and warm in the winter months.
The Essential Ottoman from SABAI is $395. Customize your ottoman with their range of fabrics from recycled velvet and upcycled poly, then choose one of their three leg options. Put it any where in your home as a coffee table or extra seating.
You probably got the hint that Asian culture is all about sustainability and love for the planet. If you want to completely change your life and have a more sustainable way of living, consider BLUELAND’s Dishwasher Starter Set for $18. It’s all powder, no plastic. The tablets are free from PVA/PVOH so you can safely wash your dishes.
More Asian-owned businesses to support
- Jung Lee’s New York is a great destination for home goods. You can find antique treasures, tables, and fine glassware.
- Society Social is a Filipino-American owned brand that sells an array of furniture, accessories, decor, and more.
- Pearl River was founded by Taiwan natives and offers everything from dinnerware, cookware, wall decor, and art.
- Krane Home is a Korean-American business that features wallpaper, fabric, art, pillows, and napkins. There’s a wide variety of baby-centric items including snacks and hair bows.
- MAAARI is another Filipino-American owned brand that offers home goods, accessories, and jewelry. All their items are inspired by Filipino culture and have a great array of sustainable treats.
- Sun at Six is a great way to enjoy a sustainable lifestyle. This Chinese-American brand uses unique ways to join furniture. Instead of screws and nails, each item is made to intertwine with each other, like a puzzle. Shop from their dressers, chairs, and beds.
- Samantha Lee is a ceramicist and illustrator based in San Francisco. She uses her art as a reflection of her travels and you can shop from her plant vases, ink sketches, and lighting.