15 Businesses to Support in Honor of AAPI Month

May 1 marks the beginning of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

In honor of our AAPI brothers and sisters, we’ve decided to round up a list of business you can shop in order to support them and their causes. The best part is that we here at Student Beans partner with each one, meaning you can get a student discount to save some money in the process!

1. ChowBus

ChowBus wants to bring you the best Asian food in your area. By sourcing local Asian cuisine, you can find delicious meals in your area in record time. While they’re only in certain cities right now, they’re quickly expanding across the country.

Save $15 at ChowBus When You Spend $30 or More With Student Beans

2. Florasis

Chinese cosmetic company Florasis creates beautiful makeup palettes inspired by Asian mythology and folklore. C-beauty has been on the rise in popularity lately thanks to the success of its East Asian counterparts of K-beauty and J-beauty.

Save $10 at Florasis When You Spend $100 or More With Student Beans

3. Soko Glam

One of the first major K-beauty companies, Soko Glam strives to help you create the perfect skincare regimen for you. Whether you go for a simple cleanser or the entire 10-step routine, there’s a reason a majority of these products have a cult following.

Save 10% at Soko Glam with Student Beans

4. Shu Uemura Art of Hair

If you want to pamper your hair, Shu Uemura Art of Hair should be your new go-to. The luxury line will help solve any and all hair issues, from intense damage repair to clarifying products. You can even take a quiz to find out which products are right for you.

Save 15% + Free Shipping at Shu Uemura with Student Beans

5. Banila Co.

Banila Co. rose to popularity due to its hugely viral cleansing balm. Now, they’re expanded their line to include a whole regimen of clean skincare products. They even have a makeup line, too! Each product line addresses a specific skin concern, so pick your regimen accordingly.

Save 20% at Banila Co. with Student Beans

6. Laneige

Another K-beauty line, Laneige recently went viral due to their recent collaboration with BTS. Their nighttime lip mask has a cult following, but they have plenty of other wonderful products to check out like their sleeping mask and vitamin C cream.

Get a Free Week’s Supply of Multi Cleanser with Student Beans


If stationary is your jam, MUJI is the place to shop. Boasting minimal but clean designs, you’ll love taking notes and keeping your life organized with their office products. MUJI also sells clothing and home goods, so your whole life can be decked out in MUJI from head to toe.

Save 10% at MUJI with Student Beans

8. iMomoko

A huge retailer of K-beauty products, iMomoko has everything. From tons of brands and products, there’s no shortage of selection at the online retailer. It’s a great place to find unique products other K-beauty suppliers might not have.

Save 10% at iMomoko with Student Beans

9. NatureLab Tokyo

NatureLab Tokyo releasers entire haircare regimens based on your specific haircare concern. You can easily purchase your entire line of products, knowing the clean products will work well with your hair.

Save 15% at NatureLab Tokyo with Student Beans

10. Saturday Skin

Saturday Skin is all about making your skin feel its best by promoting a natural regeneration process. With rich moisturizers, brightening serums, eye creams, and more, the brand wants you to really pamper your skin by using products with all-natural ingredients.

Save 15% at Saturday Skin with Student Beans

11. Love, Bonito

Love, Bonito was specifically designed with Asian women in mind. Ethically made in Singapore, Love, Bonito works to tailor their clothing fits to address common issues Asian women have with American clothing, helping you feel your best when you get dresses every day.

Save 10% at Love, Bonito with Student Beans

12. Natori

Originally an intimates company, Natori designed underwear and lingerie for the modern woman. The company has since expanded into the clothing market, also releasing a men’s line, jewelry collection, footwear, accessories, and even home goods.

Save 15% at Natori with Student Beans

13. Superdry

Asian streetwear company Superdry has been around for decades, and their clothing is totally unique. Ranging from practical items like puffer coats to funky tees and tanks, the company also recently launched their activewear line to keep you looking fresh while on the move.

Save 10% at Superdry with Student Beans

14. Chow Sang Sang

Jewelry company Chow Sang Sang creates beautiful items for every taste. Their sparkly shiny collections will be sure to wow, and you’ll feel luxurious every time you put a piece on.

Save 10% at Chow Sang Sang with Student Beans

15. Daebak

Daebak creates boxes focusing on all things Korean—from K-pop to K-beauty, their specially curated boxes bring a little slice of Korea to you with every order.

Save 10% at Daebak with Student Beans

Remember to support all the other AAPI-owned businesses not just this month, but all year long! And don’t forget to use your student discount when you shop this list, too!

Want to support even more cool businesses? Check out the new pride collection at boohooMAN. And don’t forget to get a Mother’s Day gift for mom, too!