In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we would like to introduce you to the second collection in our new Heritage and Awareness Months series! Featuring four more incredible artists, their inspiring designs, and beautiful, useful products that give back to Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

AAAJ is a not-for-profit organization advocating for human rights for Asian Americans and a fair and equitable society for all. 35% of the net proceeds from this collection support AAAJ through the end of May 2021.

Shop the full collection here, or keep scrolling to meet the amazing artists and shop by design!

What You Water Grows by Lauren Hom

About Lauren

Lauren Hom is a designer, letterer, and educator known for her bright color palettes, playful letterforms, and quirky copywriting. A self-proclaimed “artist with a business brain,” she picked up hand lettering as a hobby while studying advertising at the School of Visual Arts and turned her passion projects into a thriving freelance business with clients like Vans, Google, and Adobe.

Lauren’s motto is, and always will be (as it’s tattooed on her forearms), “Work hard, snack often.” After almost a decade in the design industry, she realizes that working hard all the time isn’t sustainable. So, she just reminds herself and others to take more breaks now.

When she’s not working or teaching, you can find her running #HOMwork (a free creative challenge she’s been sending out since 2017), learning how to make her favorite foods from scratch, or dreaming up her next passion project.

My Inspiration by Lauren

This “What You Water Grows” piece is dedicated to my grandma, May Hom, and the brilliant combination of work ethic, patience, and optimism I inherited from her. Talking about your dreams without taking consistent action towards making them happen is like planting seeds in your garden and never watering them. I guess you could say this piece is inspired by all the Asian grandmas who raised us to pick up the watering can. – Lauren

You can follow Lauren on Instagram @homsweethom and shop her full collection here. Your purchase makes a difference! 35% of the net proceeds give back to Asian Americans Advancing Justice through the end of May 2021. 

As She Is by Emma of Paper Panduh

About Emma

Emma Kim is the owner of the stationery brand Paper Panduh, curator of the Panduh Box planner subscription, and most recently a shop owner of two locations! She’s a planner enthusiast who loves to share her life on social media to inspire others to live a life they love! Emma currently resides in Orange County, California with her husband “Mister Panduh” and puppy Boba.

My Inspiration by Emma

This design represents being confident and proud of everything you are. It celebrates the beauty of life and the uniqueness of each and every one of us. You are exactly who you need to be, just as you are.

What This Collaboration Means to Me

It has been an honor to partner with the Erin Condren team. The brand’s fun and happy outlook on life is a perfect match for me! I am a firm believer in enjoying and celebrating life to its fullest, and that is what Erin Condren embodies for me. – Emma

You can follow Emma of Paper Panduh on Instagram @paperpanduh and shop her full collection here. Your purchase makes a difference! 35% of the net proceeds give back to Asian Americans Advancing Justice through the end of May 2021.

Lōkahi by Jenny Chock

About Jenny

Jenny is an Erin Condren designer and digital illustrator based in Los Angeles. She’s loved illustrating ever since she was a child, has a degree in fashion design, and is passionate about Hawaiian culture. We’re beyond excited to introduce you to the beautiful design she has created for this special collection!

My Inspiration by Jenny

My design Lōkahi means unity or harmony and is a recognition of my Hawaiian heritage. Hula is the art of storytelling of the Hawaiian Islands. It connects dancers to their ancestors and becomes a spiritual journey. I wanted to recognize a cultural practice that was once made illegal many years ago and has been historically oppressed. This was my small way of preserving a tradition in my culture and sharing it with others.

What This Collaboration Means to Me

I’m so grateful to be given the opportunity to have my work in the company of so many great AAPI women. I love that we can amplify Asian American voices – especially in a creative environment – and support Asian Americans Advancing Justice. As an Asian American woman, I realize it is sometimes difficult to accept yourself in the world that we live in today. It’s important to show that we are not a monolithic group of people, but rather we all have something different to bring to the table.

I am so happy that Erin Condren is featuring so many diverse artists as well as donating to charities that share our diversity, equity, and inclusion values. I love to see a company that has learned from past mistakes and turns them into intentional actions for positive change. – Jenny

You can follow Jenny on Instagram @littlejdesignstudio and shop her full collection here. Your purchase makes a difference! 35% of the net proceeds give back to Asian Americans Advancing Justice through the end of May 2021. 

Blossom by Rhianna Marie Chan

About Rhianna

Rhianna is a Chinese/Filipino-American illustrator and graphic designer based in Texas. Her work is very rooted in her identity as a woman, person of color, and a person with anxiety and depression. Her specialty lies in using her experience to encourage and empower others with colorful and playful artwork.

My Inspiration by Rhianna

I have a print with the quote “bloom where you are planted” above my desk encouraging me to make the most of today – even during these unprecedented times. I thought it would be nice to create a vibrant floral pattern that conveys the same message. Thus, my piece Blossom was born. I hope it comforts you and inspires you to be your best self. 

What This Collaboration Means to Me

As a longtime stationery and planner enthusiast, I was so excited when Erin Condren reached out. We both value fun, so it’s the perfect partnership. I knew at once that I wanted to create something uplifting.

You can follow Rhianna on Instagram @rhiannamariechan and shop her full collection here. Your purchase makes a difference! 35% of the net proceeds give back to Asian Americans Advancing Justice through the end of May 2021.

Shop All Collections That Give Back

Explore planners, notebooks, stationery, stickers, faces masks, and more that give back to social justice, first responders, and education. Learn more and shop all EC collections that give back at erincondren.com/ec-gives-back.

2021 Heritage & Awareness Months

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