179 Businesses Owned by Asian American and Pacific Islander Women+

By Ellevest Team

Since the pandemic began, we’ve been asking the Ellevest community to support other women financially by sharing their favorite businesses led by women+ from communities that have been disproportionately affected.

For more than a year, Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners have coped with enormous strain. One, of course, is the financial effect of the pandemic itself. Asian-owned businesses are often concentrated in essential industries — they make up 26% of hospitality businesses, 17% of retail, and 11% of education services.

There are other stresses, too. The Asian community has had to deal with an increase in racism and xenophobia over the past year — everything from attacks on businesses to physical assault. And the extra burdens of child care that have come with this She-cession hit these business owners just as they have so many women+.

So it’s time to lift up and support the AAPI women+ who have created incredible businesses in fashion, services, writing, beauty, food, art, and more.

A collage of squares featuring images from businesses owned by Asian American women.

Artists & Photographers

Bonnie Tsang, IG: @bonnietsang
By Felicia Liang, IG: @thefliang
Caroline Tran Photo, IG: @carolinetran
Cindy Maiyer Photo, IG: @cindymaiyerphoto
Esther Sun, IG: @_esthersun
Gliss Prints, IG: @glissprints
Pen Haus Club, IG:
Written in Lights, IG: @writteninlightsshop

Beauty/Wellness/Skincare Brands

700 Rivers, IG: @700rivers
Alchemist Asia, IG: @alchemist_asia
Artemis House, IG: @artemishousenyc
Before Noon, IG: @before__noon
Blueland, IG: @blueland
Cocofloss, IG: @getcocofloss
Cocokind, IG: @cocokind
Crystal Chie, IG:
Dial M Style, IG: @dialmstyle
EM Cosmetics, IG: @emcosmetics
Emi Jay, IG: @emijayinc
Glamnetic, IG: @glamnetic
Glow Recipe, IG: @glowrecipe
Hero Cosmetics, IG: @herocosmetics
INH Hair, IG: @insertnamehere
Kaya Essentials, IG: @kayaessentials
Krave Beauty, IG: @kravebeauty
Kulfi, IG:
Ladybox, IG:@joinladybox
Live Tinted, IG: @livetinted
Maelove, IG: @maeloveskincare
Moonlit Skincare, IG: @moonlitskincare
Mount Lai, IG: @mountlai
Peach & Lily, IG: @peachandlily
Soko Glam, IG: @sokoglam
Sugarpill, IG: @sugarpill
Summer Fridays, IG: @summerfridays
Tatcha Beauty, IG: @tatcha
The Things We Do, IG:
Tower 28, IG: @tower28beauty
Two Cranes Botanicals, IG: @twocranes

Career Coaching/Creative Consulting

Elaine Lou Business Coach, IG: @elainelou_
Honeybee, IG: @meethoneybee
ilovecreatives, IG: @ilovecreatives
MM Career Coaches, IG: @mmcareercoaches
Slantd, IG: @slantdcreative
Sounding Board Inc, IG: @soundingboardinc
Wind & Echo, IG: @windandecho

Fashion Brands

Accessories + Jewelry

Abacus Row, IG: @abacusrow
Amarilo, IG: @amarilo
Aurori Collective, IG:
Boma Jewelry, IG: @bomajewelry
Brwn Grlz, IG:@brwngrlz
Dagne Dover, IG: @dagnedover
Fleurenz, IG: @shopfleurenz
GJENMi Jewelry, IG: @gjenmi
Heritage & Bloom, IG: @heritageandbloom
Jennie Kwon Designs, IG: @jenniekwondesigns
Live Inspired Jewelry, IG: @liveinspiredjewelry
Marharlika, IG:@marharlika
Naut Another, IG: @naut.another
Orange by J&S, IG: @orangebyjs
Peggy Li, IG: @plcpeggy
Priscilla Ma, IG: @priscillama_
Salt Gems, IG: @saltgemsco
Sea & Grass, IG: @seaandgrass
Senreve, IG: @senreve
Wwake, IG: @wwake


Bash + Sass, IG: @bashandsass
Beau, IG: @beauundies
Belle Waera, IG: @bellewaera
Bobblehaus, IG:@bobblehaus
Briavia, IG: @briavia
Cali & Dana, IG: @lovecalindana
Cambio & Co., IG: @cambio_co
Cider, IG: @lovecalindana
Covry Eyewear, IG: @shopcovry
Daphale Studios, IG: @daphalestudios
Designs by Felicias, IG: @designsbyfelicias
Dolkii, IG: @dolkii
East Meets Dress, IG: @eastmeetsdress
Fighting Eel, IG: @fightingeel
Jolynn by Joanne Hong, IG: @jolynnbyjoannehong
Kaarem, IG: @kaaremvn
Ke’ala Bikinis, IG: @kealabikinis
Kealopiko, IG: @kealopiko
Kim + Ono, IG: @kimandono_
Kuyate, IG: @kuyateco
Lezé the Label, IG: @lezethelabel
Lo and Sons, IG: @loandsons
Morena The Label, IG: @morenathelabel
My Ao Dai, IG: @myaodaishop
Natori, IG: @natoricompany
NHU Avenue, IG: @nhuavenue
Nunchi, IG: @nunchi_us
Pepper, IG: @wearpepper
Petite Studio, IG: @petitestudionyc
Pinay Collection, IG:@pinaycollection
Riya Collective, IG: @riyacollective
Sandy Liang, IG: @sandyliang
Selina Sanders, IG: @selina_sanders
Steppe United, IG: @steppeunited
Ten Tomorrow, IG: @tentomorrow
The Cura Co., IG: @cura_collective
The Ever Co., IG: @theeverco
The Little Bra Company, IG: @thelittlebracompany
Tuesday Shop, IG: @_tuesdayshop
Two Birds Boutique, IG: @2birds1store
Vera Wang, IG: @verawanggang
Vinta Gallery, IG: @vintagallery

Restaurants & Food Businesses

A Taste of the Philippines, IG: @tasteofthephilippines
BB Tea Jars, IG: @bbteajars
Brightland, IG: @wearebrightland
Cake & Joe, IG: @cakeandjoephilly
Càphê Roasters, IG: @capheroasters
Copper Cow Coffee, IG: @coppercowcoffee
Crave Natural, IG: @cravenaturalfood
Droplet, IG: @drinkdroplet
Flour Bakery and Cafe, IG: @flourbakeryandcafe
Found Coffee, IG: @foundcoffeela
Herb Folk, IG: @herbfolkmedicine
Honeysuckle, IG: @honeysuckle
Ice Cream Jubilee, IG:@icecreamjubilee
Jeepney, IG: @jeepneynyc
Junbi, IG:@junbimatcha
Kavaia, IG: @kavaiorganictea
Kona Kitchen, IG: @konakitchen
Kopitiam, IG: @kopitiamnyc
Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly, IG: @kuyaja
Lei Musubi, IG: @leimusubi
Little Green Cyclo, IG: @lilgreencyclo
Macarons by Natalie, IG: @macaronsbynatalie
Maivino, IG: @its.maivino
Mama Lam’s, IG: @mamalams
Milkfarm, IG: @milkfarmla
Mingle Juice Bar, IG: @minglejuicebar
Mother in Law’s, IG: @milkimchi
Nguyen Coffee Supply, IG: @nguyencoffeesupply
Nom Nom Paleo, IG: @nomnompaleo
Nunumu Kitchen, IG:@nunumukitchen
Omsom, IG: @omsom
Pinhole Coffee, IG: @pinholecoffee
Puffett Bakery Cafe, IG:@puffetbakerycafe
Purple Patch, IG: @@purplepatchdc
Rose Ave Bakery, IG: @roseavebakery
Saigon Alley Kitchen + Bar, IG: @saigonalleysac
Snackboxe Bistro, IG: @snackboxebistro
Socola Chocolatier, IG: @socolachocs
Sweet Nina’s Cookies, IG: @sweetninascookies
Thamee, IG: @thamee_dc
The Elk, IG: @theelknyc
The Maui Cookie Lady, IG: @mauicookielady
Tochi Snacks, IG: @tochisnacks
Umamicart, IG: @umamicart
Us Two Tea, IG: @ustwotea


88 Cups of Tea, IG: @88cupsoftea
Asian Journal, IG: @asianjournal
Bobo Design Studio, IG: @bobodesignstudio
Bold & Sprinkles, IG: @sfbold
Bold Management & Production, IG: @boldmp
BümoBrain, IG: @bumobrain
Dusted and Blue, IG: @dustedandblue
Euni and Co., IG: @euniandco
Flying Cat Creations, IG: @flyingcatcreations
Geraldine Magazine, IG: @geraldinemagazine
Gold Leaf Ink, IG:
Gone to the Dogs, IG:
Grace Heller Events, IG: @gracehellerevents
Hemleva, IG: @hemleva
HI BK Doggy Daycare, IG:
Kabuki, IG: @kabuki.ny
Live with Plum, IG: @livewithplum
Lulumière, IG: @lulumierecandles
Nonfiction, IG:
Oh Joy + Co. , IG: @ohjoyco
Passion Planner, IG: @passionplanner
Studio Mondine, IG: @studiomondine
The Grown Up Asian, IG: @thegrownupasian
Things, IG: @things.pdx
Tokki, IG: @tokkigifting
Y7 Studio, IG: @y7studio


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