Eco-friendly Brands that are Asian Women Owned

In honor of AAPI Heritage month, we’d like to highlight a few Asian women owned businesses that are doing amazing things - sustainably.  We’re all interconnected and a little bit of support goes a long way.  Have you heard of these brands?   We hope to add more to this list over time.  Let us know who you think should also be on this list!       


 VALANI is a sustainable, ethical, plant-based, vegan clothing line based in California founded by Vanni Leung.   The line was created for women who want a dreamy, flirty and beautiful wardrobe without harming the planet.  


 Clean Circle was founded by Lena Chao to provide an alternative to single use cotton pads.   The company makes reusable bamboo makeup remover pads and skincare pads. Products are shipped in eco-friendly packaging with a portion of the shipping cost used to offset carbon emissions.


 Julie and Connie, created AVRE with the purpose to improve the world for the benefit of future generations.  AVRE was born out of necessity to transform the industry with the inspiration to pursue a sustainable footwear brand for the empowered woman. AVRE does exactly that by using recycled plastics bottles on our quest to craft trendy and comfy footwear.


 Fyve is a clean beauty brand founded by Mindy Cheng.  The idea behind Fyve was sparked by a quest to cure her daughter's skin condition, but it quickly became more than that. Thankful for her heritage, family, and life itself, Mindy aims to leave this world a better place.

Fyve products never use sulfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde donors, PEG's, gluten, soy, fillers, chemical additives, synthetic fragrances or dyes.



 Pink Moon is a woman-founded, mission-driven inclusive wellcare company focused on community and designed for women through every phase of life. This space is to serve as a go-to multi-dimensional destination for sustainable beauty and lifestyle products from female-founded brands and to connect with holistic practitioners and experts in our vibrant community.



Unearth Malee (pronounced mah-lee) is founded by Marie Pechkam.  It was created by her passion for creating amazing self care products with simple ingredients is influenced by her Thai-American heritage.  Inspired by the fruits, oils, and herbs commonly used in Southeast Asian beauty rituals and herbal treatments.   All soaps are made from scratch using with the cold process soapmaking method – plus it’s palm oil free and ALL vegan.   




Aerangis was founded by Alicia Tsai as a way to help others use fragrance to tell their own stories and unlock memories.

Candles are made with lead-free cotton wicks and a plant-based wax blend free from synthetic dyes, parabens, and phthalates. Each candle is carefully hand poured in small batches in the USA and shipped with compostable shipping materials. 



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