“This incredible charity helps people in our community escape state-sponsored violence and get them to safety. It’s awful that they’re even needed, but I’m glad they’re there doing incredible work,” Tom Daley said.
A new Pride collection was recently released by the Tom Daley clothing brand, Made With Love, and the colourful designs are a perfect addition to your wardrobe for the upcoming Pride season.
The Olympic gold medalist is teaming up with Rainbow Railroad and will donate 100% of profits from the Pride collection to the charity.
Rainbow Railroad is a Candian nonprofit organisation that supports members of the LGBTQ+ community in ‘escaping persecution and violence around the world.’ They provide emergency relocation and other forms of assistance to ensure people can live safe lives away from persecution.
“This incredible charity helps people in our community escape state-sponsored violence and get them to safety. It’s awful that they’re even needed, but I’m glad they’re there doing incredible work,” Daley said.
The launch features 16 different clothing items in both adult and kids sizes. Each piece has a beautiful ‘Love’ logo which comes in either a ‘colours of love’ or ‘waves of love’ design.
🏳️🌈 The brand new Made With Love PRIDE collection is now LIVE🏳️🌈
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) May 28, 2022
The British diver shares that he is lucky to live in a country where he does not have to live in constant fear of being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Daley has traveled to competitions in various countries that do not support him but he is protected by international competition rules.
“Every time I go, I think about people like me in that country that either can’t live authentically or are at danger because they are. That’s why I wanted to launch a Pride collection where every penny of the profits goes to Rainbow Railroad,” Daley said.
His Made With Love brand was launched in November 2021 after he went viral in the media for knitting during the Tokyo Olympics. He uses his passion for knitting to reach people all across the world. Daley’s earlier launches even feature knitting kits to help share his hobby with others.
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The Made With Love Pride collection is available for purchase now and can be found here.
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