The SENREVE team is honoring AAPI Heritage Month with a roundup of inspiring individuals and organizations, from brands to authors to restaurants and more.
This month officially kicks off Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. As a brand founded and led by Asian American women, we feel incredibly proud to celebrate and acknowledge our inspiring AAPI community. Support can look like many things — educating yourself and donating to non-profit organizations, shopping from AAPI-owned businesses, reading books and watching movies about AAPI culture, or simply standing up for your Asian friends and colleagues. No matter which route you take, all are excellent steps in building solidarity and equality.
To commemorate this heritage month, we asked our team to share their current AAPI favorites across brands, restaurants, and individuals. Keep reading to discover your next new find:
Tatcha: A celebration of classical Japanese beauty culture, from Kyoto to San Francisco.
Glow Recipe: Natural, fruit-powered skincare designed to help bring out your inner glow.
Soko Glam: The most trusted source for Korean beauty products, curating the leading Korean skin care, cosmetics & makeup brands.
Jason Wu Beauty: Couture designer Jason Wu’s line of accessible and affordable beauty products, with formulas free of harmful chemicals.
"Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee: A family saga about four generations of a Korean family that is set in Korea and Japan.
"Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng: A novel about two families living in 1990s Shaker Heights who are brought together through their children.
"Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion" by Jia Tolentino: A book of essays featuring topics like internet culture, "scammer culture", and contemporary feminism.
“Minari”, directed by Lee Isaac Chung: Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Minari is a film following a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.
“Nomadland”, directed by Chloé Zhao: Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, this is a film about a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Food & Beverage
Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings: Organic and locally-sourced Taiwanese-Chinese dumplings in NYC, made with family recipes.
Momofuku: What started as a standalone noodle bar restaurant in NYC has grown into a culinary brand including multiple restaurants and home cooking products.
Omsom: Curated cooking kits with packaged seasoning and sauces to help you elevate your home cooking in a pinch.
Comme Si: Refined socks that are both functional and beautiful, and made in Italy from the highest quality natural materials like cashmere, silk, merino wool, cotton.
YanYan Knits: A premium knitwear brand based in Hong Kong. The name means “everyone” in Cantonese, which reflects the company ethos of making thoughtful design-driven products.
KatKim Fine Jewelry: A timeless collection that elevates fine jewelry by striking a beautiful balance between subtle and striking using responsibly sourced stones and recycled gold.
Love, Bonito: A female fashion brand tailored to helping women look and feel good, with clothes to feel unabashed, uninhibited, undeniably like yourself.
Selected by SENREVE
Some of our very own Selected by SENREVE brands — a curation of unique products from female-led businesses and up and coming brands — are AAPI-owned.
La Luer: Multifunctional skin care tools that makes it easy to achieve healthy, radiant skin from the comfort of home.
Emilie Heathe: Luxury, high-end nail polish formulated with natural and clean ingredients derived from bamboo, rice, and sea buckthorn.
Krane Home: Handmade patterned wallpaper, pillows, curtain fabric, art and accessories so every room will give you that happy feeling.