The Snarky Hapa Way
Welcome to Snarky Hapa! My handcrafted goods proudly celebrate Asian and Hawaiian culture, strong women, and lots of snark. My unique collection of clothing, accessories, and housewares brings smiles, strength, and general badassery straight from my home to yours. I individually print and press each item with aloha, guaranteeing a personal touch and unique item every time.
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What makes us different
I'm a half-Japanese mama of 2 proudly born and raised in Hawaii. In 2019, my strong little 3-year old daughter was diagnosed with a super rare genetic disease called Morquio A. The last few years have been the hardest of my life but I survived and emerged stronger for it. Luckily, I descend from some seriously badass women and am excited to carry on the tradition.
Snarky Hapa is all about representation and strong women with a healthy dose of attitude. The Snarky Hapa journey began during a dark time in my life; I made things that gave me what I needed - laughter, the expression of cultural pride, and the freedom to be my strong, snarky self. Then I realized that other women and girls could benefit from the things I was making. I've had to deal with my share of nonsense as a small, strong, Asian woman and my daughter has far bigger challenges. I want her to grow up knowing that she is strong and powerful all on her own.
I create many of my own designs and license others from artists. I source high-quality materials and am always my own first customer. Lucky for you I like my shirts soft, and my bags and housewares durable - and everything has to be machine washable. Each item is printed and pressed by me in in my home studio with one of five heat presses.
Because we could all use a pick me up and a little more laughter in our lives. Check out our collection of punchy, humorous goods.
Because sometimes we need to be reminded of who we are, where we come from, and what we are made of. Check out our collection of strong, inspirational goods.
Word on the street
15oz Fuck That Shit Mug
This mug is so freaking cute! I love it!! It came perfectly packaged with a handwritten note. Would definitely recommend this shop to anyone who loves cute and sassy items!
Bitch You Look Fabulous Premium Cosmetic Bag - Large
I had such a great experience with Tiffany the first time that I ordered a second time. This time I couldn't resist these cool zippered pouches for a ladies trip. They were a hit! I checked with Tiffany that the quantity I needed would be done before my trip and they were.
Tiffany even gift wrapped each one in cute tissue paper and gift bag for me. The ladies loved it. Lots of room for a phone and lip balm and other items. Wrist strap to keep the pouch close by. Would recommend this pouch. It's a high quality bag. The design is well done and won't peel off. Very happy with the finished product. Thanks again Tiffany!
Asian Rosie the Riveter Tote Bag - Medium
Beautifully crafted bag with a strong message!
11oz I Am F@#$%ing Amazing Mug
This mug is as as it's named, was the perfect gift and made the recipient so f*#king happy! Quick shipment and extra care to protect the protect too! Love this little shop! Thanks again!
Asian AF Tote Bag - Medium
Love this! Went to the zoo and got so much love!!
Panda Ramen Tote Bag - Medium
This panda ramen tote is so cute that I’m tempted to keep it for myself though I bought it for my sister’s upcoming 40th birthday (will be filling it with self-care products and instant ramen!). I expected the standard stiff canvas tote but the material is almost silky and the colors are so vibrant! (I will be making ramen after I write this because the image is mouth-watering!) I so appreciate the beautiful packaging and obvious care that went into everything—the human touch! Life in the pandemic has been tough and reading the hand-written thank you note made me tear up. Proud to support a woman- and POC-owned small business. Highly recommend this shop!
Sending Aloha your way
From blasting local Hawaii radio stations while I work to putting the final mahalo stickers on your package, every item is made with aloha from my home to yours.