Pridewear and #PlasticFreePride:
wear your Pride sustainably
18 june ‘22
Pride month is here and it is time to celebrate uniqueness with special pridewear. Check out our suggestions to go plastic free and wear your pride sustainably.
What is Pride?
Pride is the celebration of self-affirmation, human rights achievements, dignity, and equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Pride is also a form of protest of the status quo, where thousands of people walk the streets representing the whole LGBTQ+ community. Pride gatherings have in fact achieved important steps towards legal rights and freedom of unrepresented communities with their pacifist marches in colorful pridewear.The best way to wear a unique pride outfit is by making your own. And it turns out to be the most sustainable way as well.
"Did you know that pride has a strong link to sustainability? The green color of the pride rainbow flag represents nature. "
“Respecting people’s nature equals respecting nature in general, so environmental activism is embedded into pride values.”
“This is why since 2019, pride has started a plastic free movement, inviting participants to limit their use of single-use plastic to reduce pollution.
So how can you wear your pride sustainably? Here are our suggestions for a plastic free pridewear.”
Upcycle your pridewear
The best way to wear a unique pride outfit is by making your own.
And it turns out to be the most sustainable way as well.
Get creative by upcycling your pridewear customizing old pride outfits or clothes you don’t wear anymore with material you find in your house. You will save money and unnecessary waste and you can claim (with pride!) that you made your own outfit! If you can’t sew, a hot glue gun can do wonders in patching together awe-inspiring pridewear. You can easily find biodegradable glue or compostable adhesivesto go plastic free.
If you want new pridewear, buy something you’ll use again.
If you are tight in time and not feeling crafty, you can buy new pridewear. Please be mindful to buy something that you really like and can wear on other occasions. The more clothes are used the longer we keep them out of the landfill.
Try to imagine pairing your pride outfits with other pieces you own for a special night out. It can create really interesting combinations and mute the boldness of the pride colors. Go for clothes made with natural fiber for a plastic free look.
Laia Crossbody Bag
If you want new pridewear, buy sustainable.
Going plastic free also means avoiding buying cheap polyester clothes that you throw away after use. There are plenty of amazing sustainable brands that you can choose for your pridewear. With high quality materials ethically sourced and made to last, these brands operate with environment and people in mind. Our suggestion is go all in with fun accessories to complement your pridewear like the Celebrate Diversity Socks.
Say no to glitter, balloons and beads on your pridewear.
We all love to add some shine and fun to our pridewear. However glitter, balloons and beads contain plastic. Glitter in particular, when washed down the drain, pollutes water with micro-plastic that can damage marine life.
Thankfully there are biodegradable plastic free options for glitter in the market, like Prjkt Glitter, that you can choose in order to wear your pride sustainably.
Bring your own reusables as your plastic
free pridewear accessories.
There is no better way to be plastic free than avoiding single-use plastic during pride month parades. Bring your own water bottle and food containers and cutlery to use when for your lunch and dinner at the parade. On our Home & Living section we have some really good looking plastic free reusables to check out.
For more inspiration on pride, head to Out 4 Sustainability, a non profit that has been bridging LBGTQ+ values and sustainability.