Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to learn ways to support Hispanic and Latinx businesses and communities throughout the whole year.
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th though October 15th, celebrating the history, culture, and incredible contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans throughout history. It’s a great time to learn, to express appreciation, and an excellent chance to focus on ways to support the Hispanic and Latinx businesses and communities all year. Read on for our ideas to celebrate and support Hispanic and Latinx businesses, creators, and designers. These goodies are sure to inspire!
Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Raphael Lopez teamed up to create Just Ask!, a book about embracing the differences in others. Justice Sotomayor uses her experience being diagnosed with diabetes as a child to write about all kinds of challenges some kids face, and highlights the special powers those kiddos have, too! Children are taught that each unique quality is what makes our world vibrant, and that learning about each other through kindness and curiosity is the foundation for inclusion.
Dia de Muertos Calavera & Flower Wreath
Dia de Muertos originated in Mexico as a colorful celebration of loved ones who are no longer with us. This gorgeous wreath was designed by Mexican native Flavia Z Drago, who shares her heritage through this whole Dia de Muertos Collection!
Gaby's Latin American Kitchen by Gaby Melian
Celebrity Chef Gaby Melian brings your young cooks into her own kitchen in Gaby's Latin American Kitchen! Kid-tested and kid-approved recipes fill the pages along with fun personal stories from Gaby herself, as well as a Spanish glossary and beautiful images of her culinary creations. Cooking-obsessed kiddos will learn how to create delicious meals from breakfast to dessert, and are immersed in Latin American culture at the same time!
Cafe La Llave Premium Blend Espresso
Cafe La Llave's story began 143 years ago when brothers Jose Maria and Ramon Gavina arrived in southern Cuba, where its coffee-bearing mountains became their home. They soon became well-known and well-loved by the community, and during the Cuban revolution, descendant Francisco Gavina and his family settled in Los Angeles. They've continued to create traditional Latin coffee using four generations of experience (which explains the almost 1,800 five-star Amazon reviews!).
Casita Michi Hermosa aka 'Beautiful' Candle
Casita Michi celebrates Latinx heritage through its collection of artisan goods. Owned and operated by a first-generation daughter of Latinx immigrants, Casita Michi focuses on pride and love of her Latinx background. The Casita Michi collection offers hand-poured candles, and we're big fans of Hermosa aka Beautiful. Coconut, amber, and tonka notes make this one a fave. Make sure to take a look at the other yummy candles from Casita Michi to find the one that speaks to you! (Plus, Macy's VIP Sale is on, so it's okay if two of these beauties happen to be speaking to you!)
TOMS X PRINTGONZALEZ Alpargata Leather Wrap
We already love TOMS for its commitment to donating 1/3 of its profits, and now this collaboration with Xicanx printmaker Daniel Gonzalez has us absolutely in love! These stunning designs Daniel has created uses the inspiration he's taken from Mesoamerican and Mexica art to create a different point of view of Dia de los Muertos. When you purchase any (or all!) of the three TOMS X PRINTGONZALEZ Alpargatas, TOMS is able to support organizations like Self Help Graphics & Art, which provides space, training, and capital for Chicano/a and Xicanx artists like Daniel!
Project WE & Camila Rosa Graphic T-Shirt
Old Navy teamed up with the Fifteen Percent Pledge to create a collab to showcase diverse artists with the intention of gaining the visibility and equality they deserve! The incredibly talented artist Camila Rosa designed this gender-neutral tee for Project WE honoring the power of Latin women, and sporting this one shows your support of Camila Rosa and women like her. As a huge bonus, Old Navy is donating $500,000 through the Project WE series to the Fifteen Percent Pledge that supports the rise of Black creative entrepreneurs!
Hispanic Heritage Coloring Book
Amazon's recommendations to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month includes this coloring book that offers fun coloring pages that honor Hispanic culture!
Fillo's Walking Tamales
Brothers Antonio and Daniel have leaned into their Cuban and Panamanian roots by creating Fillo's, a clean-label brand featuring shelf-stable Latin staples. Walking Tamales don't require refrigeration (except for any open unused portions), so they're ready to go wherever you are! With sweet and savory options, there's a Walking Tamale for everyone.
Handcrafted Wooden Lazy Susan
Hispanic business Hasta la Raiz features incredible handmade items! This show-stopping lazy Susan is handmade in Mexico by local artisans. The print covers parota wood and is covered in resin, making it durable and sure to last!
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