Diversity Styling is an international community that welcomes and celebrates our differences because those are what make each of us unique. For our team, it has been devastating to hear and learn about the surge of recent anti-Asian attacks in the United States. Our condolences go out to the victims of these tragedies and we stand in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community nationwide. For this reason, we have decided to help raise awareness and support the AAPI community by sharing some Asian-owned businesses that all of our readers around the world can support.
We celebrate AAPI culture, AAPI identities, AAPI voices and we support AAPI artists. If you are unable to purchase from these brands at the time, you can contribute by educating yourself and others around you, supporting organizations, donating to funds, or signing petitions to make a change.
What we encourage you to do is get involved in any way you can and join our forces to STOP ASIAN HATE.
SOME BRANDS TO SUPPORT:
Mount Lai was created by Stephanie Zheng. It’s a brand rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, inspired by Stephanie’s grandmother who has been jade rolling and practicing gua shua for over fifty years.
If you are looking for products made with intention that will make your skin look radiant and glowing, Mount Lai is the perfect shop for you! On their website, you can find facial rollers, gua sha tools, skincare products, gift sets, and skincare fridges.
Left Image description: image is composed by 3 smaller pictures, up left a hend holding a pig shape piece of jade, up left beauty accessories in jade; down horizontally purple beauty product in a glass bowl
Milk and Honey was founded by Jayna Greenleaf-Perez, a Filipina-American designer. She offers handmade clay earrings and sells them to promote “purchasing with a purpose.”
Jayna created Milk and Honey with the desire to bring awareness to the injustice of human trafficking. When you buy a pair of earrings, 20% of the profits are donated to anti-human trafficking organizations in the US and around the world.
Her designs are carefully crafted with love and they are beautiful. If you love earrings as much as I do, Milk and Honey is the perfect place for you. You won’t regret it!
Left image description: 4 pairs of different couple of earrings from muted colors to brither ones in different shapes
Milk and Honey
Chunks was founded by Tiffany Ju in 2019 to offer cute and high-quality hair clips. Her designs are inspired by her passion for colors, cultures, and trends and are characterized as being very colorful and unique.
All the accessories are made from plant-based materials and are proudly manufactured in China.
If you want to add a unique piece to your outfit, make sure you check out the Chunk website to find your favorite hair clip!
Left image description: picture shows 4 colorful hair clips.
Wesley Kang and Tanya Zhang founded Nimble Made with the AAPI community in mind. They realized that the fashion industry did not offer shirts that fit the APPI slimmer frames and body proportions.
Nimble Made offers shirts that will help you express yourself in a professional way and feel comfortable in your professional outfit. These shirts are based on height and weight and don’t appeal to the mass market, since Nimble Made is all about promoting inclusion and representation in sizing standards!
Left image description: Chinese man pictured from the back in dark jeans and white shirt, organizing a rack with pink, blue and white shirts. Some golden pictures on the back wall.
Pepper was founded by Jaclyn Fu and Lia Winograd when they realized there was a gap in the bra industry. They decided to create a community and products for women with small chests who have been overlooked, as stated on their website.
If you have small chests and have been looking for new bras, we recommend checking Pepper’s website to find a comfortable, natural, and flattering bra for your needs!
Left Image description: skinny black lady bust wearing a black bra especially designed for smaller chests.
All images were obtained from the brand’s websites.