Very Asian Apparel • Preorder

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Please note, this listing was for a preorder! Preorders closed on 5/8 at 11:59 PM PT. By having a preorder model it decreases any unnecessary fashion waste. I am working with a local BIPOC screen printer to have these made.

PRODUCT DETAILS & INSPIRATION

On January 1st, 2022, in a segment that discussed what Americans ate to celebrate the holiday, Michelle Li, a news anchor based in Saint Louis shared what Korean Americans eat on New Year's Day. Dumpling Soup. The off the cuff comment by Michelle resulted in both support from those that felt included, but it also compelled a person to leave a derisive voicemail telling Michelle to "keep her Korean to herself" because she was being "inappropriate" & "very Asian".

A flippant comment made by a viewer could have devastated Michelle, instead, the Asian community has used it as a unifying & uplifting cheer. A way for us to show that despite the rise in open xenophobia - that we are proud of all of the things that helped to create who we are today.

Featuring my own hand-drawn lettering, I am working with a local BIPOC Screen Printer to use water-based inks to have these incredibly soft shirts & sweatshirts made.

I am proud of who I am. I am proud of my culture. I am proud to be an Asian American. I grew up eating Lunchables & ramen for lunch & Sloppy Joe's over rice for dinner. My snacks included Dunkaroos & Pineapple Tarts. I love Egg Tarts (Dahn Taat) & Apple Fritters. Po Boys have a special place in my heart, right alongside Banh Mi's. I am a product of being a child in America that grew up loving Kit Kats & knowing that there were special flavors that you could only get at Asian grocery stores.

I will show those that I love that I care about them through food, as my Asian family has always done, but I will tell you to your face that I care about you & your friendship, a product of growing up in America.

I am an American, but I am also Very Asian & very proud of it.

DONATION

A portion from every sale will be donated to Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action who "advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity & remedies racial & social injustice." I will be donation matching up to 100% as well.

MATERIALS • They are all screen printed using water-based ink instead of Plastisol that is soft to the touch & good for the environment. I am wearing a Small in all of the photos and am ~size 6-8.

CROP • Available in Mustard & Black

  • 60% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton, 40% Polyester
  • Preshrunk with dropped shoulders & seamed edges.
  • Soft, mid-weight almost jersey feel shirt
Body Width (from side to side) 1" Below Arm Hole in inches
xs s m l xl
2xl 3xl
15 5/8
18 5/8
19 5/8
20 5/8
22 1/8
23 5/8
25 1/8
 
Body Length from High Point Shoulder (measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the bottom hem of the shirt) in inches
xs s m l xl
2xl 3xl
18 3/4
19 3/8
20 20 5/8 21 1/4
21 7/8
22 1/2

 

T-SHIRT • Available in Heathered Black
60% Organic Cotton, 40% Recycled Poly RPET - Made of approximately 4 recycled bottles per shirt

  • Soft, heavier-weight shirt 
Body Width (from side to side) 1" Below Arm Hole in inches
xs s m l xl
2xl 3xl
17
18 1/2
20
22
24
26
28
 
Body Length from High Point Shoulder (measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the bottom hem of the shirt) in inches
xs s m l xl
2xl 3xl
27
28
29 30 31
32
33

CARE

  • Machine wash cold with like colors inside out to preserve the water-based screen printing. Lay flat to dry/hang to dry to decrease energy consumption & to preserve clothing. (This is a laundry tip for almost all of your clothing. I try to hang dry as much clothing as possible.)


SHIPPING

This is a PREORDER listing & will ship out as soon as it has been received. If these pieces are a time-sensitive gift, please feel free to use my Printable Cards For Gift Cards & Gifts That Are Running Late.

If you would like to add on other items to your order to bundle shipping you absolutely can, but your order will not ship out until all products are in hand & ready to ship. If there are some products that you would like ASAP, please check out with two transactions.

All sales are final on apparel.