Pride 2022 Collection
This colorful collection celebrates Pride! We value all members of the LGBTQ+ community and stand with all LGBTQ+ people for equality and justice. During Pride, we also remember and honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots that catalyzed the larger LGBTQ+ movement and the Trans Women of color that have led this movement from the beginning.
Collaborations with members of the LGBTQ+ Community
For our Pride collection, we collaborated with members of the LGBTQ+ community for the production of our rainbow styles and for content creation. We are excited to have collaborated with our friend and member of the queer community, Norm at Custom Clothing Company. Norm’s team completed the printing process for our t-shirts and embroidery of our Rainbow Jackets (jackets releasing the week of June 13th).
We had a mega fun shoot at Belmont park with our wonderful and queer friends Dee Martinez (@dee_martinezzz_) and Micah Walker (@_michahwalker_), who modeled for us. Michaela Carmen (Dee’s girlfriend) was our amazing photographer to capture the entire collection. We had the pleasure of our friend T (also a member of the queer community @teetee_ob) join us to model our jackets in La Jolla!
Donating to The Trevor Project
We will be donating 30% of our profits from the entire collection to The Trevor Project (@trevorproject). The Trevor Project is “the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth”.
You can visit their website to donate directly and learn more here: https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/407873/#!/donation/checkout
About the Pride T-shirts & Crops: Sustainability & Design
Our Rainbow Pride tees are ethically and sustainably made in the USA. The buttery soft organic cotton is grown, woven, and sewn in North Carolina. Growing and making the fabric domestically brings forth more transparency and confidence for The GOTS (organic) certification. It also decreases carbon emission by eliminating overseas shipping. Each tee is printed with our eMpulse art in our home town of San Diego.
The rainbow palm tree graphic celebrates pride with a California twist. The art is a reflection of the love we need to have for each other and each other’s unique human experience, identity, and self expression.
About the Rainbow Palm Hats
Locally embroidered, our organic cotton “Rainbow Palm” hats feature our simple, yet colorful rainbow palm tree graphic on the front. The back is just as exciting with our rainbow eMpulse logo, with an adjustable fit. These colorful creations make a great addition to our Pride collection.
About the Rainbow Jackets
Our up-cycled Rainbow Jackets are a brand new addition to our Pride collection this year! Locally embroidered with rainbow all over the front, back, and sleeves. Made in a very small batch of five pieces, these limited edition collection are sure to go fast!
Shop the entire collection HERE!
Resources to learn more, support, & donate:
History of The 1969 Stonewall Riots: https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/how-stonewall-transformed-the-lgbt-civil-rights-movement
History of the Stonewall Riots and the Leaders: https://www.them.us/story/who-threw-the-first-brick-at-stonewall
The House of Resilience, a community organization building San Diego’s first free community home for tans women of color: www.horsd.org
The Human Rights Campaign’s glossary of some self identified terminology: https://www.hrc.org/resources/glossary-of-terms
San Diego Pride Page: https://sdpride.org/about/
The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth: www.thetrevorproject.org
Some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ Instagram accounts to follow, support, learn from, and be a part of their community: