Competition: win a limited edition Pride t-shirt by the Human Collective

A portion of proceeds from sales for this collection will go in support of LGBT Ireland and give back to our community.

Split screen: smiling woman wearing white Pride tee from Human Collective against a colourful graffiti wall (left), a close up of the black and white Pride tees on two models (right)
Image: Via Instagram @wearehumancollective

The sustainable Irish urban clothing brand, Human Collective, is offering two lucky GCN readers the chance to win one of their stylish limited-edition Pride t-shirts.

Available in black and white, the design sees the Pride flag sitting where fashionistas would usually find the brand’s signature equals sign logo. The design is sleek and modern, and like the rest of the collection, these tees are ethically and sustainably produced.

They’re also priced at a mere €33, with proceeds from every sale going towards LGBT Ireland, making these tees the embodiment of the brand’s frequently-used hashtag, #WearWhatYouBelieve.

“The LGBT+ community is very close to our team’s heart and LGBT Ireland was the first charity we onboarded,” said Conor Buckley, Human Collective Founder and CEO. “We know providing support via their helpline can really help people struggling with their gender and sexuality.”

Supporting LGBT Ireland is nothing new for Human Collective.

Since its establishment in November 2021, the brand has donated a portion of proceeds from every sweatshirt sold to each of three charities: Sports Against Racism Ireland (SARI), the Irish Youth Foundation and LGBT Ireland. Their support of the LGBTQ+ community and other minorities is year-round.

“Pride is not a one-day event or a month,” Mr Buckley goes on to say. “It is something that has to be celebrated and supported 365 days a year. We hope people will feel comfortable and proud wearing our organic Pride T-shirts any day of the year.”

GCN spoke with Paddy Smyth, Human Collective Head of Community, when the brand was first launched late last year, and he had a powerful message to share about the ethos of the Human Collective brand.

“I know what it’s like to be overseen, not heard, and be in that minority box that you can’t really break away from … You know, in other companies you have to work hard, you have to fight harder to prove yourself more,” he told us. Mr Smyth was speaking on his personal experience of living as a gay man with a physical disability.

“So, I think, for me, this really struck a chord because they’re willing for me to head up this as Head of Community … I want all groups to come in and be included, be involved and whether you’re big or you’re small, whatever colour you are, whatever disability you have, you will have a seat at the Human Collective table. And that’s what I love about this brand.”

For those of you who want to catch the Human Collective in person, they’ll be dropping by Sandyford with a pop-up shop open next week from Tuesday to Saturday.  Pop by Unit 13, The Cube Offices, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, D18P7W4 to say hi and grab yourself some of their gorgeous apparel.

You can check out the full line here, but to get your hands on one of these fab limited-edition tees by the Human Collective absolutely free of charge, enter our competition by answering this question:

Which LGBTQ+ charity is the Human Collective supporting by donating a percentage of proceeds from their Pride range?

This competition closes on July 14, with winners announced the next day. Good luck!

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