Made with no added scents, the Featherweight hydrating body gloss from Oui The People comprises various oils—squalane (from olives), rosehip and avocado oil—but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. Providing the nourishment and hydration not offered by water-based lotions, this body oil seals in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth, while also creating a subtle sheen. Oui The People founder Karen Young says their mission is to buck the antiquated messaging around women’s grooming and beauty, rejecting words like “perfecting” and “anti-aging,” in order to make “efficacious products, designed thoughtfully, that help you feel great in the skin you’re already in.”
From Ouigi Theodore’s Brooklyn Circus, the subdued green Release America Crewneck features a striped version of the brand’s logo, a googly-eyed Statue of Liberty and a map of the United States. All the motifs have been hand-printed on the garment, which is made from a heavy, ring-spun cotton/poly fleece. All seams incorporate a reverse cover stitch, making them extra-strong. Available in small to XL, the boxy sweater suits all genders, and is available in blush pink, too.
Featuring Kewpie doll characters and a police car engulfed in flames, this print from Tiny Splendor makes a powerful statement. The three subjects carry a molotov cocktail, a crowbar and a banner stating “Lives over property”—an important message now, and always. All profits from sales of the print will be donated to Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and People’s Breakfast Oakland.
Aether’s high-top Dalton sneakers feature an upper crafted from supple Italian leather and a Japanese leather lining. For comfort and support, D30—a shock-absorbing material typically used in motorcycling gear—is embedded at the ankles and under the insole. Made in Portugal, these shoes pair timelessness with innovation, making them ideal for everyday wear. Available in Onyx, Nordic Navy and Duffle Green, they come with a lifetime guarantee from the LA-based brand.
Written upon a portrait of civil and LGBTQ+ rights activist Bayard Rustin, the “black is love is black” illustration by Donovan Edwards for The Tenth repeats the simple yet powerful message. The print is letter-sized and printed on matte archival paper, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter.
Designed by Justina Blakeney for her company Jungalow, this peace vase emanates the positivity Blakeney aims for with all her products. The ceramic vase (available in six different colors) stands 13 inches tall, and has a distinct retro charm. Blakeney’s LA-based brand also routinely donates to non-profits, including the ACLU, The Rainforest Alliance, The Downtown Women’s Center and others.
From this year’s Reebok Pride collection, the colorful, all-gender Club C 85 shoes nod to the ’80s with their paint-splatter style. Script on the tongue, accompanied by a rainbow graphic, honors all types of love and all types of people. Along with their campaign and the new releases, Reebok is donating $75K to the It Gets Better Project, an LGTBQ+ outreach program that aims to support and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the world.
Palomar’s ingenious handheld radio lets users tap into local stations around the world. With 18 keys that can correspond to any number of global cities—from Athens and Barcelona to Istanbul and Jakarta—tuning in is as easy as tapping your selection. To play it, though, one must connect the radio to the CityRadio app, which is available to download on the iOS or Android store, in advance. In total, there are over 60,000 stations available on CityRadio. The device is available in a red and tan or black and blue colorway. Price is in Euros.
100% of the proceeds from Levi’s Pride 2020 collection will be donated to OutRight Action International—a non-governmental organization that defends the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. This oversized trucker jacket (available in traditional denim or pink, white and blue tie-dye) boasts an embroidered call to action, with “USE YOUR VOICE!” emblazoned on the back. Available in small to XXL, it’s made from 100% non-stretch cotton.
A memoir of awakening and hope, writer Amrou Al-Kadhi’s Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between traces their path from god-fearing Muslim child to an empowered, erudite drag queen by the name of Glamrou. Al-Kadhi has authored thoughtful pieces for the Guardian, Independent, Gay Times, and many others. They’ve also penned an episode of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon’s Apple TV series, Little America, as well as for BBC America’s The Watch. With this book, their voice shines—drawing balance between humor and heartbreak—and acts as a guiding light for those seeking to honor (or even discover) their truest selves.
For every one of these bandana masks sold, RE/DONE will donate five to frontline workers across the USA. Available in nine colorways, they are crafted from upcycled bandana fabric and include a cotton lining on the back (or face) side. Washable and reusable, the shades and patterns will differ due to the repurposed and reconstructed fabric. The brand also has denim options and kids’ sizes in different patterns.
An inclusive development of the rainbow Pride flag that incorporates the necessary representation of queer people of color and transgender individuals, Daniel Quasar’s “Progress” initiative pin more accurately reflects the LGBTQ+ community. Each 11-color enamel pin is produced by hand in antique silver. 25% of the profits from Quasar’s “Progress Initiative” items, like this enamel pin, get allocated to a quarterly donation to a charity that supports the queer community; currently it is The Living Room.
Presented in limited edition hues, queer-owned Boy Smells’ PRIDE collection includes several of the brand’s most alluring scents: Damasque, Cedar Stack, Prunus, Cameo, Angelica, and LES. These “hyper-natural” colorways have been selected to celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Despite members of the community being physically separated, Pride can and should be celebrated as loudly as ever this year. Boy Smells will donate 15% of proceeds from this collection during June to The Trevor Project—with a minimum donation of $26,500 ($1.25 per item sold through a retailer, and $4.25 per item sold directly from their site). Our favorite is Damasque, a rich fragrance that’s subtly beguiling with notes of rose and burnt spices.
To accompany author Kristin Tice Studeman’s Serving New York: For All The People Who Make NYC Dining Unforgettable e-cookbook, online shop and dining culture advocate inHouse at Home’s 100% cotton canvas apron features one of Jordan Awan’s illustrations from the book. As with the cookbook, 100% of the proceeds go to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) and Robin Hood’s restaurant relief fund.
LA-based Slowdown Studio has collaborated with Mylle and London-based artist Anna Beam for this playful but sophisticated take on the humble inflatable pool. Made from super-durable heavyweight vinyl, each pool features a valve for easy inflation (and deflation) and is big enough for adults at 15 inches tall, and 65 inches diameter. Between pool’s shape and quality of the materials, and Beam’s delightful pattern design, this is an elevated inflatable pool just in time for summer 2020.
With an emphasis on agility, Gogoro’s Eeyo 1s electric bicycle is a sleek and slim open-frame bike with a smart-pedal-assist system that amplifies the rider’s torque at a natural pace. Rather than relying on a bulky battery-bearing frame, the power hubs are compact and tucked into the hull. The pedal-assisted top speed is 19mph and guarantees a range of 40 miles when fully charged. Plus, at just 26.4 pounds (courtesy of the weight-shedding, Kevlar-lined carbon fiber frame), the Eeyo 1s weighs roughly half as much as most e-bikes, making it a breeze to ride and to carry up and down from your apartment.