12 Rainbow-colored Collections to Celebrate Pride Month
Gender and sexual diversity is the topic on everyone’s mind at the moment, especially for the coming month.
Recognized as the Pride Month for the Stonewall riots, June is when we all celebrate the LGBTQ community. During this time, international brands often release exclusive collections featuring the rainbow flag - a symbol of the LGBTQ people that represents friendship and solidarity.
To march along with this parade, we’ve listed 12 latest Pride Collections from 12 essential brands. Whichever rainbow-colored items strike your fancy, here’s your chance to get them all. Whether that entails going to the mall, asking your friends who live abroad or pre-ordering from Instagram shops, we hope you’re ready for it.
We’ll start with the current Talk of the Town. IKEA’s Frakta shopping bag just got a complete makeover; its iconic bright blue is now the full rainbow spectrum.
Renamed as Kvanting, the bag is how the world-famous furniture brand celebrates Pride Month with the LGBTQ community. It has a volume of 19 gallons and can hold as much as 55 pounds without the slightest tear.
The Kvanting shopping bag sells for 3.99 USD. Sadly, it’s currently available only in US IKEA stores. So if you want one of these, you might need help from a friend in the states. All proceeds will be donated to organizations that support LGBTQ children, youth, and families. Let’s see if IKEA in Thailand would bring this hot item in.
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A must-have for fans of the Green Mermaid, the new Starbucks tumbler is here just in time for Pride Month 2019. The tall cup is covered in striking rainbow stripes, with the prominent “Love” right in the middle and a Starbucks logo on the upper section.
Unfortunately, Thai fans would have to wait, as the tumbler is only available in the US and Canada for 16.95 USD. It’s also a limited edition. So if you’ve got a friend on the other side of the pond, have them grab one now before it’s gone.
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H&M joins in to support equality for LGBTQ folks by releasing a gender-neutral capsule collection. The set includes slogan t-shirts, sports clothes, and other colorful accessories.
10% of the collection’s sales will go to UN Free & Equal - UN’s initiative to promote equal rights and fair treatment for all genders and sexual orientations. The Pride Collection is now available at selected H&M stores.
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4. Abercrombie & Fitch
One of America’s favorite lifestyle brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, is also taking part in the multicolored month. Its Pride Collection is extensive; items include t-shirts, button-up shirts, tank tops, shorts, swimsuits, socks, caps, tote bags, and towels.
The collection is currently available in Abercrombie & Fitch stores. Don’t make a sad face just yet, Thai fashionistas. You can get them online at Abercrombie & Fitch.
The brand intends to give back by donating some of the proceeds to The Trevor Project, which aims to prevent suicide and alleviate social issues for LGBTQ youth. Since 2010, Abercrombie & Fitch has donated over 600,000 USD to the non-profit organization.
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To celebrate Pride Month, Disney is also riding in on the rainbow hype. This time, the super-cute brand is bringing you over 50 adorable items. Among them are t-shirts, tank tops, backpacks, caps, pins, headbands, sunglasses, plushies, and tumblers.
Most of the collection is available only on Shop Disney. However, some items will also be sold at US Disney parks. Also, in the spirit of Pride Month, Disney will donate 10% of the sales of Rainbow Disney Collection before June 30 to GLSEN, an education organization that supports LGBTQ students.
Learn more - Shop Disney
Adidas is also observing Pride Month with many rainbow-themed items, most notably four models of their sneakers: UltraBOOST19, Continental 80, Ozweego, and Nizza.
There are also other goods such as shirts, shorts, bags, socks, and caps. All of these are available in selected stores, but if you don’t feel like running around to find them, visit the online shop at Adidas.
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Love always wins - that’s why Reebok design its Pride Collection with and for love. The set includes several items, but the highlight is Reebok’s classic sneakers. The shoes retain all their minimalist aesthetics, even though the Reebok logo is replaced by the rainbow flag.
There are also tees, tank tops, and socks. The collection is currently available in selected stores and online at Reebok.
For Reebok’s followers, other than a chance to collect the latest merch from your favorite brand, you’ll also get to be a part of a charity. A percentage of the proceeds will go to Fenway Health - an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ people.
Learn more - Reebok
Converse has been releasing Pride Collection every year since 2014. This year, the brand still stands with diversity by introducing a new set of merch to represent LGBTQ folks.
As always, the flagship item is Converse’s iconic sneakers, now more glamorous with glitters and a lightning bolt for that extra oomph. The rainbow stripes - an essential for any Pride Collection - features as the main colorway.
Other goods include t-shirts and caps and are every bit just as neat.
Converse Pride Collection is currently available at selected stores or online at Converse.
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9. Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren has stood for LGBTQ causes for over 25 years by raising funds and volunteering in countless programs and initiatives. The brand has also worked with many well-known projects.
Focusing on stories of famous LGBTQ figures from various industries, Polo Ralph Lauren returns with another Pride Collection for 2019. The set includes shirts, caps, and tote bags.
All items are available at Polo Ralph Lauren stores and online at Polo Ralph Lauren. A percentage of this year’s sales will be donated to Stonewall Community Foundation, which supports LGBTQ people.
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To highlight its continued effort in driving our society forward, the classic American brand Levi’s releases its 2019 Pride Collection.
The exclusive collection represents Levi’s support for gender and sexual diversity, as seen in its design for t-shirts, jackets, jeans, bags, and more. The brand’s logo now sports the rainbow colors of the LGBTQ flag, allowing everyone to express themselves freely with Levi’s timeless style.
The great news is Thai fans don’t need to travel far to get their hands on the merch; Levi’s has already brought its Pride Collection to Thai stores. Hop into the ones closest to you and have a look, or skip the trip altogether by ordering online (like a true millennial) on Levi’s.
A percentage of the collection’s sales will go to OutRight Action International, an organization that works to support LGBTQ rights.
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11. Under Armour
Joining the parade with a special edition of its own, Under Armour names its Pride Collection “HOVR SLK Colorway”. The set commemorates the 50th anniversary of Pride Month, first established to promote unity and gender & sexual equality.
Main items include t-shirts, tank tops, shoes, socks, and sackpacks. All of them are available in selected stores and on Under Armour website.
Beyond the Pride Collection, Under Armour has also been a steadfast ally to the LGBTQ community. Most recently, the American sports brand was listed as one of the sponsors of Pride Parade in Baltimore and Austin as well as World Pride in New York.
Learn more - Under Armour
12. Dr. Martens
To end this list, we present you these eye-popping kicks from Dr.Martens. Wishing to show its support for the LGBTQ community, the brand gives its iconic leather boots a splash of the rainbow.
Made from top-quality leather, the shoes now feature bright tones on the upper and shoelaces. However, the outsole and the collar remain the usual black. On the heel counter is the printed-on “Pride” text, making the boots a statement piece.
This special edition of Dr.Martens sells for 130 GBP, available on Dr. Martens. A portion of the proceeds will go to akt - a charity organization that provides aid to the LGBTQ homeless.
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