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20 Products You Can Buy to Support the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

From a mug to all kinds of cool apparel, profits from these items go towards supporting Asian and Asian Americans.

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On March 16, a shooter killed eight people in Atlanta, a majority of whom were Asian women. It's a sad truth that hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans are spiking across the United States. Every day it seems another Asian American is the victim of an apparent hate crime, with Asian women making up a higher share of reported hate crimes than Asian men. Major U.S. cities saw a 150-percent increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans, according to California State University’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. In just the first three months of 2021, Los Angeles has seen a 114 percent increase in anti-Asian American hate crimes.

These spikes in anti-Asian sentiment in the United States have been trending since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, the New York Police Department reported a 1,900 percent increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans in New York City. Behind those numbers are actual people who have been attacked or, in worst case scenarios, have been killed — like Vicha Ratanapakdee, who was randomly pushed to death in San Francisco.

But what's a publication that writes about gear doing talking about this, you might ask? Well, members of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community are behind many of the products we write about. Not only that, but the community also makes up our readers, the people we work with and our own staff.

The 20 products highlighted here barely scratch the surface on how you can support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community (though there's more information here, here and here), but the proceeds from their sales will go to support AAPI organizations and communities.

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Pearl River
Pearl River Mart Mug
Pearl River
Made in Chinatown
Cha Chan Tang x Made in Chinatown Pineapple Bun Print
Made in Chinatown
Uprisers
Uprisers #HATEISAVIRUS Reusable Face Mask
Uprisers
Made in Chinatown
Sun's Organic Garden x Made in Chinatown Mug
Made in Chinatown
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Chinese in America Umbrella
Pearl River
New York Tougher Than Ever
New York Tougher Than Ever Various Keytag (#StopAsianHate)
NY Tougher Than Ever
CJW
CJW Mask 2.0
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Catalogue Library
Catalogue Library "New York Street Style: 2nd Edition"
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Material
Material The reBoard
Material
Neighborhood Spot
Neighborhood Spot Chinatown NYC Tee
Neighborhood Spot
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umamicart
Mischelle Moy

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Dim Mak
Dim Mak Stop Asian Hate
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Made in Chinatown
Wing on Wo & Co. x Made in Chinatown Behind the Counter Pillow
Made in Chinatown
Phenomenal
Phenomenally Asian T-Shirt
Phenomenal Woman
Haerfest
Haerfest "Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes" T-Shirt
Haerfest
Evolvetogether
Evolvetogether We Stand Together (30-Pack)
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Alexandre Gauchier
Alexandre Gauchier Let's Respect Crewneck
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Alumni Of NY
Alumni CNY Lucky Charms L/S Tee
Alumni
NTWRK
NTWRK Haze x Futura “Stop Asian Hate” Hoodie
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Vans
Vans Foot The Bill Nom Wah Tea Parlor Old Skool
Vans
Mu Wool Crochet Hat
Kae Linh

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Under the brand Mu, designer Kae Linh is selling handmade crochet hats, with half of the proceeds going to an AAPI charity (her last collection went on to support Heart of Dinner). Check out her Instagram for updates on releases, and her bio mentions her spring collection will be out soon.

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