From September 15 through October 15, we honor the history and culture of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America during National Hispanic Heritage Month. As explained on the celebration's website, the aim is to “recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.”
For anyone looking to support Hispanic- and Latinx-owned businesses, Amazon has a new hub page designed to help you find these retailers all in one place. On this page, you can explore a range of different product categories, like fabric, toys & games, and pantry staples. And for products with a more personal touch, there's an entire section dedicated to handmade goods like jewelry, soaps, candles, and decor.
If you're looking for something truly under the radar, you'll want to head to the hub's Launchpad page, which is home to innovative products and companies that you might not find elsewhere. One of the brands highlighted here is called tappas, which was started by Sandra Portal-Andreu, a designer of Cuban and Colombian descent. Her specialty is the eponymous tappas bowl, a multi-compartment serving bowl that can twist open to display olives, cheeses, and more. It's designed to be aesthetically pleasing while out on display, but it also serves as a functional, space-saving serving vessel for parties. And for each bowl purchased, the company pledges to plant four trees as part of The Plant More Project.
Many of the brands on the Launchpade are small businesses, like Rizos Curls (rizo means curl in Spanish), founded by Julissa Prado. The company prides itself on only using natural ingredients in its hair-care products, like aloe vera, moringa oil, and flaxseed. Along with the brand’s shampoos and conditioners, there are also tools like combs, diffusers, and massage brushes.
Discover all the different Hispanic- and Latinx-owned businesses, products, and brands through this new Hispanic Heritage Month hub page on Amazon. If you’re interested in more ways to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, head here.