Hi readers, did your September fly by?
September 15th marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States which celebrates the contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans. It runs until October 15th. So it seemed a great reason for another installment of sharing some great finds from Shop Latinx!
Shop Latinx is an online directory featuring independent businesses with Latinx owners. Check out my first post about them here and find some unique items!
Even though Area-787 is all about representing the territory with the code for which the shop is named (Puerto Rico!), I think that something like avocado love is universal. Aside from an array of cute pin buttons, Area-787 also offers tops and “chucherías,” coin purses, keychains, and tote bags. If you’re already missing summer, this fun and tropical brand will take you there all year round!
Um, it’s not even October, and Dos Estrellas has nearly 40 Halloween products in their Etsy shop. Granted some may be from their usual offerings, but spooky goodness is not all they provide. Their page claims, “We make Ruthlessly Polite, kinda Weird but pretty Great Apparel, Home and Office goods.” Many aspects inspire Dos Estrellas from vintage design to their city upbringing.
Urban | Wanderlust
Is Urban | Wanderlust‘s owner Judith Rojas a blogger? Because the Insta is incredible! If she wasn’t busy pouring all natural, vegan soy candles, I wish I could hire her. Urban | Wanderlust has scents like Fig + Rhubarb, Bamboo Coconut, Whiskey Blend, and from a fall collection, Snickerdoodle! And good news if you’re in the New York area: you can skip the shipping and arrange a pick up.
I’m a little teeny bit disappointed that these Emvi piñata soaps are in fact, soaps, and not gummies. But they’re still cute and loved! Emvi provides many skin care creations such as body sprays, bath bombs, scrubs, moisturizers, and masks. Their products are vegan, and they don’t test on animals! I like that they even provide a list of their ingredients and say what they are and their purpose.
Milk & Honey
It was hard to decide which of Milk & Honey‘s recycled notebooks to show because they’re all so well-designed. You can customize whether you want blank space, lined paper, or a dot grid (I’m assuming like bullet journals). Their name refers to an issue to which they hope to draw attention– dwindling bee populations. There’s no us without bees! A percent of each sale goes toward their conservation and repopulation in the US.
I watch Democracy Now! (when I can manage to sit and watch the news which is rare these days), and it’s kind of weird but inspirational??? to hear that Juan González was in the Young Lords, and now he’s a professor. Listening to this Intercepted podcast, it’s pretty fucked up how the US fucks up Puerto Rico. So if you’re not into material things, hurricane relief can make a solid HHM celebration or supporting Puerto Rican sovereignty, or giving some views to another guest on that podcast, iLe.