You Should Support These Black-Owned Businesses In Asia
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You Should Support These Black-Owned Businesses In Asia

Asia , black owned business
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite May 15, 2020

The next time you’re traveling in Asia, be sure to support a black-owned business.

Here are five black-owned businesses you can support across the continent.

Barong Tagalog In Manila, Philippines

Dante Lee | Facebook Barong Tagalog

Dante Lee and the family of his Filipina wife founded Barong Tagalog in 2015. The company manufacturers and serves as a wholesale supplier of Barong Tagalogs: the official formal garment for men in the Philippines. 

Brush & Saccy Bespoke In Shanghai, China

Brush & Saccy Bespoke is a clothing brand and tailoring business founded by Benjamin Kontoh.

He is reportedly the very first black fashion designer, men’s stylist, and bespoke tailor based in Shanghai.

D’ART Shtajio In Tokyo, Japan

D’ART Shtajio is an animation studio committed to providing high-quality Japanese grade
animation.

Brothers Arthell and Darnell Isom sought to revolutionize the Japanese anime industry by introducing Westernized elements of art and storytelling to the Japanese standard of animation.

The word Shtajio is a play on words in both English and Japanese to reflect their commitment towards building a strong foundation centered on our artists and clients.

下地が大事(Shtaji ga daiji) translates in English to the foundation is important. These words serve as the original phrase the brothers seek to build on while conveying that are a スタジオ(Sutajio), the Japanese word for studio.

Honey Hair In Pyeongtaek, South Korea

Jessica Fry is the owner of one of the largest beauty supply stores in the country. Honey Hair caters to people of African descent who are currently residing in South Korea.

Soul Food House In Tokyo Japan

Founded in 2015 by David and LaTonya Whitaker, Soul Food House is a family-owned restaurant located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan.

Soul Food House does just what the name implies of delivering authentic American Southern and Cajun cuisine to the hearts and stomachs of those that live and visit Japan.

Seafood gumbo, fried catfish and grits, and Nashville hot chicken sliders are just a few things on its mouth-watering menu.   There are even vegetarian options.