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Celebrating Asian American Entrepreneurs: Triumphs and Challenges

Asian American Entrepreneurs Triumphs and Challenges
Photo Courtesy: shop.cytywear.com

Asian Americans have become a driving force in the American entrepreneurial landscape. From tech giants to fashion houses, their ingenuity and perseverance have led to the creation of groundbreaking companies that shape our world. However, the journey for many Asian American founders hasn’t been without hurdles. 

Despite their undeniable impact, Asian American businesses often face unique challenges that deserve recognition and require solutions. By acknowledging both the triumphs and tribulations of Asian American entrepreneurs, we can celebrate their achievements and pave the way for a more inclusive future for business leaders of all backgrounds.

CYTY: Filipino – American Owned Company Medical Wear Brand.

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Photo Courtesy: shop.cytywear.com

CYTY, scrubs brand whose office is in San Diego, California, is founded by a mother-daughter duo, Charina & Toni Butler, a nurse and a fashion designer respectively, who moved from the Philippines to the United States years ago.

The creation of this medical-wear line was inspired by the crucial role hospitals play in humanity regardless of disasters or the state of the economy.  Charina & Toni realized this during the pandemic and decided to combine their expertise as a registered nurse who witnessed firsthand the needs of medical workers, and someone from the fashion industry with innovative vision and design skills.

Sustainability Meets Medical Fashion

These CYTY founders are both passionate about minimizing environmental waste. Their major challenge is the expensive production process in using only eco-sustainable fibers/fabrics that cause less harm to the environment, which results in them sacrificing extra profit just for their love of our ecosystem. 

They have constantly made a positive impact in the sustainable medical fashion space by:

  • Minimizing the carbon footprint in day-to-day operations.
  • Ensuring less waste throughout operations.
  • Working with environmentally conscious individuals and manufacturers

Impacts of Asian American Companies

From tech giants to sustainable medical fashion brands, Asian American entrepreneurs are at the forefront of developing new technologies, innovations, and solutions. Their innovative spirit pushes boundaries and shapes the future of various sectors.

Industry Leaders

Asian American leadership extends beyond tech. We see prominent Asian American founders in fashion (Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, …), food (East West Bank, Panda Express, …), and many other industries. Their success stories inspire future generations and diversify leadership within these sectors.  CYTY, though still in its infancy stage, is determined to follow the train. Their uniforms are available at shop.cytywear.com.  (Check their Instagram @cytywear. Pinterest @CYTY)

Global Influence

Many Asian American-founded companies achieve international success. They not only contribute to the US economy but also play a role in the global marketplace, fostering international trade and collaboration.  

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States, let us recognize the Asian Americans’ vital role in shaping America’s economy, history and their ongoing impact on our culture and society. AAPI individuals have enriched our nation in countless ways. 

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Photo Courtesy: shop.cytywear.com

For inquiries, email:  cyty@cytywear.com


Published by: Martin De Juan

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