Happy Pride Month! This month (and every other month), we celebrate the achievements and the strides the LGBTQ+ community has made toward freedom, equality, and acceptance. Amongst the fun parades and marches, we also want to uplift the community by supporting LGBTQ+-owned businesses.
12 Sustainable LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses to Support
Couplet believes specialty coffee is for everyone. It’s a women- and non-binary-owned business that makes sustainably-sourced coffee, as well as cute apparel and delicious coffee-scented candles.
2. Boy Smells
Boy Smells, founded by Matthew Herman and David Kien, has a cult following. And it’s easy to see—or, umm, smell—why. The famous candles are developed and designed in Los Angeles using an all-natural coconut wax and beeswax blend instead of paraffin wax, use non-bleached, lead-free cotton wicks, and can be upcycled as beverage tumblers.
Meow Meow Tweet is a non-binary-owned business making ethical and vegan personal care products. Some of its most popular products include deodorant sticks and body bars. (Fun fact: Meow Meow Tweet was actually the first company to make its deodorant in a compostable tube!)
Soapwalla crafts natural and vegan skincare products for all humans. It’s a queer woman-owned business based in Brooklyn that has a passion for inclusivity, activism, and eco-consciousness.
5. Diaspora Co.
Add a little more spice to your life with Diaspora Co. This queer-owned company is working to build a better spice trade by sourcing directly from its partner farms and paying them six times more than the commodity price.
6. Yeah Dawg
Yeah Dawg is keeping fake real with its plant-based, soy-free, and gluten-free hot dogs. The hot dogs are made up of a variety of vegetables and spices and taste great on a bun or as a sausage in your favorite recipes.
7. Kirrin Finch
Kirrin Finch uses sustainable fabrics and makes menswear-inspired apparel for female and non-binary bodies. Founded by Brooklyn-based couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders, the company is passionate about embracing freedom of expression while still being eco-conscious.
Wildfang makes gender-fluid fashion for all. The brand is committed to rethinking gender norms sustainably by having an SA8000 Certified factory and removing 80% of unnecessary product packaging.
We Are Fluide creates vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free cosmetics for all skin shades and gender expressions. It offers a variety of makeup products for anyone to enjoy, from sparkly eyeliners to bold liquid lipsticks. It even has a new pride set this month.
Homoco is a queer swim brand that makes its printed trunks out of recycled plastic and camp shirts from sustainably-harvested Tencel. It also donates a portion of its sales to organizations that support the rights and improves the lives of queer people.
11. Automic Gold
Automic Gold is a queer-owned business making radically ethical and affordable jewelry. It’s certified by the SCS for 100% recycled content, and each piece is handcrafted by expert goldsmiths in New York City.
12. NOTO Botanics
NOTO makes multi-use, natural, cruelty-free, and vegan skincare and makeup that anyone can use. Its products also come in sustainable packaging, because self-identity should be fun and protective to the environment.
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