Yes, Pride Month is the time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, but many big brands see it as an opportunity to push out their products, packaged in bright, pride colours, only to be forgotten after June ends. Sure, it’s good to watch more brands support inclusivity, but it is important to give a platform to LGBTQ+ business owners every single day (not just during pride). And with a boom in social media, we have seen a stellar rise in some unique queer-owned fashion brands that have stood out.
So, here are some LGBTQ+ owned brands to support and shop from even after Pride month ends.
Sazo by Saoni & Priya
A brand that brings fashion and art together to create a unique and quirky style that brings out your wild side, Sazo by Saoni & Priya is a homegrown label to look out for.
Every fashion enthusiast knows what a wave Telfar Global has created in the fashion industry. Spotted with big celebrities like Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Solange, and many more, the Telfar Shopping, designed by Telfar Clemens, has ushered in a high-fashion era with accessible price points.
A women-led apparel company that is known for its chic trousers and utility jumpsuits, Wildfang is a brand that believes that “a womxn has the right to wear whatever the hell she wants.” According to its website, the brand has raised over $400,000 for various charities that they support in 2018.
Coco And Breezy Eyewear
Coco And Breezy Eyewear is a New York-based brand started by twin designers, Corianna and Brianna that believe that eyewear needs to be the perfect blend of functionality and style. They offer a range of chic optical glasses and sunglasses that are trendy and unique.
A minimalistic accessory brand that is inspired by gender-neutral designs and geometric patterns, NO.NA.MÉ Makings is all about expressing individuality while exploring freedom of choice.
Bringing together fashion with purpose, Sthal.a is a fashion brand that focuses on creating styles that give back to the local art forms of India.
A brand that literally translates to “no gender” in Italian, No Sesso is all about challenging conventional fashion with art, culture, and design. As the first-ever trans-designer to showcase her collection at New York Fashion Week, Pierre Davies wants to empower people of all colour, identities, and shapes with her brand, while creating a safe space for her community members in the cutthroat and exclusive fashion industry.