Steve June 2, 2022
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Vans has released its Pride collection and is donating $200,000 to three LGBTQ+ organisaitons.

The popular brand has launched its much-anticipated Pride range, which features apparel and shoes.

The “Together As Ourselves” collection features classic slip-on Vans, lace-up Old Skool Vans, t-shirts, tote bags and caps.

The limited edition Pride range is now available to shop at vans.co.uk and vans.com.

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Vans said the collection is: “Inspired by the LGBTQI+ community and the spirit of creative self-expression, our new footwear and apparel collection is designed to support a more equal and inclusive society.”

It features Pride editions of classic Vans silhouettes, including “Pride Is…” shoes, which are available as slip-ons and lace-ups.

They’re embellished in the Progress flag colours and feature different phrases, including “Pride Is Power” and “Pride Is a Journey”.

There’s a pair of Old Skool Vans, with rainbow stripes down the side, replacing the classic white stripe of the originals.

Another pair in the collection are the classic slip-on shoes, which are covered in a kiss lip print and the quote “Love Can Save Us” along the rubber sole.

 

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The apparel pieces include t-shirts branded with “Love Can Save Us” and “Chosen Family”, as well as one with a rainbow stripe across the front.

Vans fans can also get a shirt embellished with the word “Love” in different languages and a hoodie with the “Pride Is…” slogan.

There’s also two caps, one with a Progress Pride flag embroidery and one with “Chosen Family” on it, as well as a tote bag.

Vans Pride apparel range features t-shirts, hoodies and caps.
Vans Pride apparel range features t-shirts, hoodies and caps.

Vans has confirmed a donation of $200,000 from the Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation to three organisations “committed to advocating for and providing the space, access and community needed to uplift the voices of the LGBTQ+ community”.

This includes a donation of $50,000 to ‘Where Love is Illegal’, which has been created by the not-for-profit organisation Witness Change.

The campaign “amplifies the voices of LGBTQI+ community members in order to inspire connections, transform opinions and change policies”.

The organisations first fellowship has awarded three LGBTQ+ photographers to document stories from queer communities.

They’re Anton Shebetko, Kwasi Darko and Camille Farrah Lenain and you can find out more about their projects on the Vans website.

To shop the Vans Pride collection head to vans.co.uk and vans.com.

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