THE GRAND GIVEAWAAAAAY!
We proudly curated a selection of Việt-made goodies from our friends, who are also our personal favorite Vietnamese-owned brands and Việt makers listed below.
To enter, simply follow us on Instagram @dum_boc and tag a friend in the comment section.
No amount is too small, however, we suggest a donation of $10 for each entry — though, donations without purchase are encouraged.
The Giveaway opens until
11:59pm ET, Oct 20th, 2021.
100% donations will go to Saigon Children & Catalyst Foundation.
As a child of the Việt diaspora, Elaine Trần’s love for food and design was instilled in me very early on by her mother, for whom food is a love language that can bridge cultures, languages, and generations. Đèn Cầy pays homage to and celebrates the resilient Asian cultures that lay the framework for who we are today. The Youtiao Candle - a modern take on a nostalgic childhood snack, designed as a reflection of us.
Vy Voi CERAMICS
Vy Voi focuses on porcelain wares with a human touch. Made in New York, all pieces are thrown, trimmed, and glazed by hand with care, celebrating the carefree, unpredictable nature of organic materials. Rooted in honesty and curiosity, Vy Voi came about as a means to further explore design and Vietnam's rich ceramics heritage. The name comes from an enduring childhood nickname that fuses “Vy” (Steffany's Vietnamese name) and “con voi” (the Vietnamese word for elephant used to describe her remarkable appetite) together affectionately.
COURTESY OF ELAINE TRẦN
COURTESY OF VY VOI
Sáng CANDLE CO
Tram Phan’s story with Sáng begins in Bến Tre, Vietnam. She was born and raised there until the age of eight before my family and she immigrated to the United States. Her connection to her first home never faded and, impassioned by the beauty and richness of my culture, she decided to capture the essence of my upbringing to share a piece of my home with the world.
Sáng’s, bright in Vietnamese, blends are carefully crafted, made with natural and toxin-free ingredients, and pull inspiration from all things Vietnamese. From cooking spices to healing herbs, the fragrances were designed to bring a piece of Vietnam into any space.
Minh Singer CERAMICS
Minh Singer is a visual artist based in Brooklyn and a graduate from Pratt Institute. Working primarily in ceramics, she synthesizes realms of civilizations long gone, the center of the earth, natural phenomena, the cosmos, and the very present moment into timeless art objects. Minh has a background in fashion and art education. She enjoys swimming, taking it slow, and talking about feelings.
Each piece is sensitively hand-formed and luminously glazed. Variation is to be expected - mindful of our humanity and beautiful imperfections.
COURTESY OF MINH SINGER
COURTESY OF SÁNG
Sôcôla Chocolatier, an award-winning San Francisco chocolate company, is founded by Wendy Liễu and her sister Susan Liễu. Sôcôla is the word for “chocolate” in Vietnamese, honoring her parents who fled Vietnam in 1981 as Boat People, landing in a Malaysian refugee camp where Wendy was later born. Her Vietnamese heritage is reflected in her product flavors and grit to pursue her dream.
Phi produces whimsical pots that draw out creativity and spontaneity in everyday life. Made with balance and form in mind, each pot is a pleasure to touch and use. Based out of Tacoma, Washington, Phi also teaches ceramics classes at Saltstone Ceramics and also at Natasha Alphonse Studio in Seattle.
COURTESY OF SOCOLA CHOCOLATIER
COURTESY OF PHI POTTERY
Kaarem is a collaboration focused on the details. From each stitch of clothing to every line of code, Kaarem cares. They care deeply about craft, construction and quality and hope to share their passion with people from across the globe. Kaarem has strong ties to California and New York, where friends, family and collaborators live and work. Kaarem’s roots are in Việt Nam where they continue to grow.
Lauren Trần worked at Gramercy Tavern prior to the pandemic and when she was laid off, she started making Vietnamese bánh because she couldn’t find any in NYC. Bánh by Lauren features desserts and pastries that pull from Lauren’s background as a proud Vietnamese-American and from being a classically trained pastry chef.
COURTESY OF KAAREM
COURTESY OF LAUREN TRẦN
Inspired by her father's love for coffee, Vietnam Ca-phe Project was founded by Tu Nguyen in 2019. The project focuses on curating high-quality and fair-trade Vietnamese coffee beans sourced and roasted in different regions across Vietnam. With an extensive portfolio of coffee varieties, now including tea, you can always find something at VNCP to suit your taste and every mood.
'Sạch' means 'clean' in Vietnamese. Sạch is founded by Trâm and Kevin, a Vietnamese-American couple living in LA who spend a lot of time thinking about the impact of consumption on our environment.
Trâm and Kevin started Sạch because like many people they have been struggling to balance their current desires for comfort with their growing concerns for the future of the environment. This company represents their hope of creating meaningful, worthwhile products that also happen to be eco-friendly
COURTESY OF VNCP
COURTESY OF SẠCH GOODS
Founded in 2018 in Hà Nội by Daniel Nguyễn, Sông Cái Distillery is Việt Nam’s first gin distillery. Their inaugural release, Sông Cái Việt Nam Dry Gin, is the first gin ever distilled in Việt Nam — using 16 wild hand-foraged botanicals, fruits, flowers, and wood unique to Việt Nam’s Highlands.
Their gin is handcrafted in small batches in a direct fired copper still, resulting in a bold, complex, and particularly rounded flavor. Their botanicals are rare — and their work is environmentally, socially, and culturally sustainable and enriching.
COURTESY OF SÔNG CÁI DISTILLERY