Our Top LGBTQIA2S+-Owned Sustainable Brands for Pride!
Pride is here! — A time to celebrate and recognize the LGBTQIA2S+ community around the world. One way you can directly support the LGBTQIA2S+ community is to support their businesses! Here are a few sustainable brands from some queer-owned brands that will leave a lasting impact.
We only feature brands we can get behind. In other words, you can rest assured that all of the pieces handpicked below have sustainable practices and high-quality products!
1. Femme Forte
Why You’ll Love Them | a sustainable, ethical, and kind fashion option
Our Pick | Plant Power T-Shirt
About the Brand | Femme forte is also here to uplift and celebrate their community. Founded by Zoë Schulz fuelled by frustration at the fast fashion industry for their continued disregard for the environment and lack of inclusivity. Femme Forte is the inclusive, kind fashion option! Since 2019 Femme Forte has released collections to raise money for causes such as trans young people and LGBTQ+ homeless youth. Currently, a portion of all sales is being donated to Bloody Good Period to provide free period products to people who can't afford them. Look cool and feel good when sporting your Femme Forte gear.
2. Bianca’s Design
Why you’ll Love Them | Colourful, Cute, Inclusive
Our Pick | Inclusive Rainbow Keychain
About the Brand | Bianca Design features rad pins, creative goods, & other cute things made with love! Bianca Negron is the Queer Latinx artist behind Bianca Designs. Bianca often collaborates with organizations to donate a percentage of sales to LGBTQ+ community charities and organizations.
Why You’ll Love Them | Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, Make-up for Everyone
Our Pick | Essentials Set
About the Brand | Fluide is a queer-owned beauty company created for all skin shades and gender expressions. They offer colorful and vibrant makeup, nail polish, and biodegradable glitter! All of their products are vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free. Fluide makeup is for him, her, them, and everyone. Fluide believes that makeup is joyful and fun — as well as powerful and transformative — and nobody should be left out!
4. Automic Gold
Why You’ll Love Them | 100% reclaimed solid gold, Affordable Fine Jewellery, Sustainable Packaging
Our Pick | Hammered Ring
About the Brand | Automic Gold is a radically wearable fine jewelry brand for everyone! Automic Gold makes their jewelry from reclaimed gold and ensures a fair and accessible price, plus their packaging is recyclable! Their ring sizes are available from size 2 to 16 to be as inclusive as possible. They always use size-inclusive BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ models and don't retouch their images. So, you know exactly what their jewelry will look like on real people.
5. Pela Case Pride Collection
Why You’ll Love Them | 100% Compostable, Climate Neutral, B Corp
Our Pick | Pride Collection
About the Brand | Pela is the creator of the world’s first fully compostable phone cases! Rather than buying a phone case destined for the landfill, buying a Pela case lets you accessorize and protect your phone without the guilt of all that extra plastic. For the latest collection, in celebration of Pride, we collaborated with four LGBTQIA2S+ artists and activists. Sales from this collection will be donated to Brave Trails to support their mission to provide LGBTQIA2S+ youth with programs and tools to become leaders in sustainability and beyond.
6. Diaspora Co
Why You’ll Love Them |Fair-trade, Intense Flavours and Fragrances, Single-Origin Spices
Our Pick | Build Your Own Pack
About the Brand | Diaspora Co’s spices are grown for flavor and aroma. They have partnered with small, multi-generational family farms, paying them an average 6x premium for their organically farmed, single-origin spices. Their spices come directly from India and Sri Lanka and are harvested in season. Diaspora Co is a queer and women-led business that believes in radical transparency.