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!


Written by Marina Martinez

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

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