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Sustainable LGBTQ+ Owned Brands To Throw Your Money At

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Happy Pride Month! Through June and onward, a purchase from a sustainable LGBTQ+ owned business is certainly money well-spent. If you’re in the market for a gift, book, shirt, accessory, or caffeine buzz, look no further. Support ethical business models and the LGBTQ+ community with an order from these shops: 

Sicko Stitching

 

 

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Based in Brooklyn, New York, Emma Flaherty of Sicko Stitching hand embroiders apparel of all sorts. She expresses an “aim to create interesting, high-quality, unique pieces for all bodies.”

From “every gay is a blessing” beanies to “accessibility” sweatshirts, to graphics and even custom commissions, find a good hand-stitched phrase that speaks to you.

Lambda Coffee 

 

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This coffee company based in Alexandria, VA boasts a sustainable, ethically sourced roast. Not only is Lambda Coffee modeling their business on socially conscious practices, but they donate a portion of their proceeds to Casa Ruby, a DC-based nonprofit that aims to support success stories among LGBTQ+ individuals.

Grab a roasted-to-order bag (or a few) from their site.

The Coy Hyena 

 

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The Coy Hyena is a Seattle-based shop that offers literary tidbits galore. If you’re a bookworm in the market for catchy keychains, buttons, or patches, shop owner Kate Berwanger has you covered.

And if you’re missing the dating scene, pick a Blind Date With A Used Book: a surprise single written by a woman writer. Check out The Coy Hyena’s merchandise here!

Automic Gold 

 

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Automic Gold uses only 100% reclaimed solid gold to create inclusive jewelry that is targeted towards all genders, sizes, and styles. All pieces are made by hand right in New York City. They hire non-cis and non-white models all year round, and encapsulate their brand in a singular phrase: Radically Wearable Fine Jewelry for Everyone. Shop their collection from the Automic Gold website.

BLK MKT Vintage

 

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BLK MKT Vintage curates black “collectibles, curiosities, and heirlooms,” lending a representative space for the “richness of black history and lived experience.” Its founders collect cultural pieces ranging from vintage magazines to African anti-apartheid bumper stickers. Shop their e-commerce section here.

Let us know if you found any gems from these shops!

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Written by Marina Martinez

Arizonan student at the University of Edinburgh, dog lover, desert rat, meme aficionado and coffee enthusiast.

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