This year Skinnydip London did Pride bigger and better than ever before, raising awareness and money for three fantastic charities and working hard to spread an incredibly important message behind their amazing campaign #BeyondTheRainbow.
One of their main goals this year was to go the extra mile to look beyond the pride signifying rainbow to educate, inspire and create a safe space for the LGBT+ community to enjoy during Pride.
They worked alongside activists Jade Laurice, Jamie Campbell and Charlie Craggs to create a fantastic collection of bright, colourful and inspiring t-shirts and matching tote bags to raise money for some amazing charities this Pride.
GUYS!!!!!!! I’m writing this with tears in my eyes because I’m so so proud to announce my FIRST EVER BRAND COLLABORATION!!!!!!! 100% (you read that right) OF THE PROCEEDS FROM MY @skinnydiplondon COLLAB GO TO MY CHARITY OF CHOICE – @ukblackpride (see thread for the T) ?️?❤️ pic.twitter.com/1AeacqPXcL
— Charlie Craggs (@Charlie_Craggs) June 26, 2019
These three LGBT+ activists have poured their heart and soul into designing these limited-edition products, with 100% of profits going directly to their chosen charities so they can continue to do great work on making the world a much better place!
Skinnydip London worked alongside Benefit Cosmetics UK to create a colourful activation space in central London at White Space in Leicester Square, where they showcased a host of fun, educational events for all to attend during the week of Pride.
They opened up the space with a big ole’ Skinnydip style party – with complimentary biodegradable glitter from A Beautiful Weirdo, drinks from SBS Cocktails, cupcakes from the cake pro’s Lola’s and an exceptional dance performance from The Gay Men’s Dance Company!
On Thursday, July 4 they hosted an interactive workshop with amazing author Dom&Ink to celebrate his inspiring LGBT+ journal Free to Be Me, where the attendees got to colour in a drag queen of their own and take part in a fun and colourful art experiment! Along with complimentary mani’s from Skinnydip’s exclusive nail salon Nail Club and bright and colourful brow styling from Benefit Cosmetics UK.
We're helping celebrate #BrightonPride2019 this weekend ?️? Our #Pride tee's and totes are on sale in @Topshop with 100% of profits going to our chosen charities ? #BeyondTheRainbow pic.twitter.com/AOPsOZo063
— Skinnydip London (@SkinnydipLondon) August 2, 2019
On July 5 they hosted a ‘Colours of the Rainbow’ panel event with five fantastic LGBT+ panellists where they chatted all about the LGBT+ community, coming out, finding your family and the importance of uniting everyone together to build a better future for LGBT+ individuals. Skinnydip are such big advocates of opening up a conversation on topics that some may find difficult and work hard hosting panels all year round, so it really wouldn’t have the Skinnydip stamp on it if they didn’t host an incredible board.
July 6 was all about celebrating the beauty of London Pride, so the space was opened up to the public, and everyone was invited in to enjoy the fun inside.
ICYMI we have raised £4,891.98 for our chosen pride charities @DiversityRM @ukblackpride @Mind_Out ?️? A HUGE thank you to everyone who continues to support our efforts + @drmartens who supplied our INCREDIBLE #Pride footwear ? pic.twitter.com/LCmPEb5Oc3
— Skinnydip London (@SkinnydipLondon) August 7, 2019
Their pop up at White Space was an Instagrammable, inviting safe space for all to love and enjoy. Throughout Pride month they raised over a whopping £4,000 with their collection of T-Shirts and Tote Bags. With 100% of all proceeds going directly to the three amazing charities UK Black Pride, MindOut and Diversity Role Models.
You can shop the Beyond The Rainbow collection here.
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