Asian American Designer and Author Showcases at AsiaStore

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, AsiaStore has invited a diverse group of Asian American designers and an author to showcase their unique wares and stories. From May 1 through June 12, Rosena Sammi, Shana Gulati, Raakhee Mirchandani, Disha Karale, Melissa Lew, and Dat Tran appear in person discussing their art, writing, and work. Can't make it to their events? Shop AsiaStore online, 24/7!

Click through for more information on individual appearances and exclusive discounts.

Designer Rosena Sammi

Rosena Sammi
Wednesday, May 1 from 12-3 p.m.

Rosena Sammi's unique jewelry utilizes up-cycled sari fabric in bracelets and other accessories. Her workshop employs women from anti-trafficking organization Apne Aap, and proceeds from her Who's Sari Now? collection are also donated to the cause. Receive 10-percent off all items from the collection during Sammi's appearance. Shop Now

Designer Shana Gulati

Shana Gulati
Wednesday, May 8 from 12-3 p.m.

Designer Shana Gulati's jewelry pieces are an exquisite balance between tradition and modernity. They reflect her influences and exploration as a contemporary designer, and contain a rich legacy of folklore, tradition, and skill. Handcrafted in India, her jewelry utilizes gold, silver, raw diamonds, and semi-precious stones. Shop Now

Storytime with Raakhee Mirchandani

Author Raakhee Mirchandani
Saturday, May 11 from 2-3 p.m.

Featuring story time with the author followed by a discussion and activity, this unique event for kids and parents centers around "Super" Satya, the heroine of Raakhee Mirchandani's titular picture book. Without her superhero cape, will Satya still be able to save the day? Shop Now

Designer Disha Karale

Disha Karale
Wednesday, May 22 from 12-3 p.m.

Disha Karale combines her fascination with intricate henna designs and love of jewelry to create a collection inspired by the traditional henna patterns. Manufactured in India by skilled artisans, the silver pieces are cast by hand and oxidized for an antique finish. Receive 10-percent off all pieces during the designer appearance. Shop Now

Designer Melissa Lew

Melissa Lew
Friday, May 31 from 12-3 p.m.

Melissa Lew's eye-catching and refined jewelry is both sustainable and eco-chic. Influenced by her Chinese heritage, especially its deep respect and esteem for nature, her pieces are made from 100-percent recycled materials including bamboo, silver, and stainless steel. During the event, all pieces will be 10-percent off. Shop Now

Portrait of designer Dat Tran

Dat Tran
Wednesday, June 12 from 12-2:30 p.m.

With designs inspired by his travel throughout Asia, Dat Tran's silk scarves and accessories are made from fibers cultivated by small community farmers in Vietnam and Cambodia, woven on antique looms, and hand-dyed in captivating colors. All pieces from Dat Tran will be 10-percent off during his designer appearance. Shop Now