Brit designer Henry Holland has teamed up with eBay’s UK division and the LGBT youth homelessness charity The Albert Kennedy Trust, to create a capsule collection in honour of London’s Pride parade.
The event, which takes place annually in July, has increasingly attracted attention from the fashion world. In this case, Holland has designed rainbow-coloured limitededition pieces exclusively for eBay – hoodies and t-shirts. The full 100% of proceeds will be going to The Albert Kennedy Trust to support their work. Featuring empowering messages such as ‘Equality’, ‘Independence’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Protection’ and ‘Community’, the garments are being sold at £40 and £20 each.
This isn’t the first time that eBay has worked with the charity. It provides safe homes, training, support, and mentoring to young people aged between 16 and 25, who are facing homelessness or the risk of homelessness as a result of coming out.
Henry Holland said: “I feel passionate about the Albert Kennedy Trust and their amazing work and the team that make it all happen. I have worked with some of the young people who have benefited from their amazing support on this design and it really was a collaboration between us all. I hope everyone loves wearing it and promoting the message behind it as much as we enjoyed designing it.”
A number of fashion brands have come out with new collections to celebrate Pride 2018 around the world. These include Primark, ASOS, H&M, Target, Levi’s, and Urban Outfitters. It’s easier than ever to wear your heart on your sleeve if you wish to support the LGBTQ+ community, whether you are a part of it or simply supportive of its members.