BLUNT and Safe Space Alliance have an umbrella collaboration to celebrate Pride month. Images supplied.
BLUNT recently launched their latest umbrella collaboration with the Safe Space Alliance, a LGBTQI+ led non-profit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community in Aotearoa New Zealand and worldwide. The new collaboration was launched in time for Pride month in a suitably colourful style.
Safe Space Alliance was founded by artist and activist Shannon Novak, and is made up of thousands of individuals, organisations, and businesses all supporting a similar vision of a world where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a flourishing global network that acknowledges, supports, and celebrates the LGBTQI+ community 365 days a year.
“Many in the LGBTQI+ community feel unsafe. They are subjected to violence, bullying, and hate speech in physical and/or digital spaces. This continues to contribute to highly disproportionate rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide in the LGBTQI+ community globally, marking a clear need for safe spaces that do not tolerate these behaviours,” says Director of Safe Space Alliance, Shannon Novak (he/him). “We are working hard to make a better world for the LGBTQI+ community by acknowledging, supporting, and celebrating this community, in this case through a striking umbrella.”
BLUNT have collaborated with a diverse range of artists, creatives, brands and organisations over the years and this latest collab is a perfect pairing with both brands passionate about freedom of self-expression. BLUNT are proud to support the Safe Space Alliance’s vision to create a community free of violence, bullying and hate speech, and are a registered safe space for the LGBTQI+ community.
The BLUNT x Safe Space Alliance Metro Umbrella celebrates Pride with its bright, bold and illustrative style featuring rainbows, unicorns, sunglasses, sneakers and much more. The umbrella is available now for $139, with $5 NZD from every sale going directly to the Safe Space Alliance to continue their amazing work in the community.