100% of the profits from their #HATESUCKS limited edition Pride collection will go to charities chosen by LGBTQI activists
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
This year, Skinnydip London did Pride bigger and better than ever before.
Their #BeyondTheRainbow campaign had one main goal – to educate, inspire and create a safe space for the LGBTQI community to enjoy during Pride.
Not only that, our pals at Skinnydip worked incredibly hard to spread this important message, raising awareness and money for three amazing organisations: UK Black Pride, MindOut and Diversity Role Models.
Working alongside Benefit Cosmetics UK, Skinnydip created a colourful space showcasing fun, educational events for all to attend during the week of Pride. There was a big celebration (Skinnydip style) full of biodegradable glitter, cocktails, cupcakes, and a dance performance from The Gay Men’s Dance Company!
It was a totally Instagrammable, inviting space where everyone was free to love and enjoy themselves – there was even an immersive rainbow room!
They also hosted an interactive workshop with author Dom&Ink to celebrate his Free To Be Me journal. There were complimentary manicures from Skinnydip’s Nail Club, colourful brow styling from Benefit Cosmetics and attendees coloured in their own drag queens!
Then there was their Colours Of The Rainbow panel event – featuring conversations on coming out, finding your family and the importance of uniting to build a better future for LGBTQI individuals.
On the day of Pride In London, the space was also opened up to the public, so that everyone could come in and enjoy all the fun they had to offer inside.
Throughout Pride month, Skinnydip managed to raise over £4000 with their Pride collection, which will go to some incredible charities. The colourful and inspiring t-shirts and tote bags were designed in collaboration with LGBTQI activists Charlie Craggs, Jade Laurice and Jamie Campbell.
And best of all? You can still shop their #Pride collection and all their other wonderful pieces here. Get ’em before they’re gone.
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