Pride Month: Here are some Irish LGBTQ+ businesses to support

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With Pride Month in full swing, here are some brilliant Irish LGBTQ+ businesses you should have on your radar

The month of June marks Pride Month, and serves as a reminder to support the brilliant movers, makers, and shakers of the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland. While it goes without saying that we should support these businesses all year-round, now is a good time to spread the love to the different enterprises in Ireland by shopping their products and creations.


 

Harry’s Nut Butter

Harry Colley was working as a chef in Fumbally Cafe in Dublin when his peanut butter project was born. His homemade peanut butter was loved by all who tasted it, and so he decided to launch his product in the mainstream foodie market. With five different flavours to choose from – coco buzz, pure peanut, and extra hot to name a few – you can spread it on toast or crackers, or add to your favourite dishes. There are a wealth of recipes available on the website for each flavour, so you’ll never be short of ideas. Each jar of peanut butter costs €39, and you can shop the merch for a branded hat or tote bag too.

Pearl Reddington

Irish knitwear designer Pearl Reddington creates contemporary bespoke knitwear with a penchant for neon yellow. Each bespoke garment is handmade to order, the creation of which consists of designing, sketching, pattern drafting, knitting and hand sewing; most of which takes place in Pearl’s studio in Raheny, Dublin. Each garment is made with the planet in mind, as Pearl uses only natural, biodegradable fabrics, alongside sourcing the wool in Ireland. You can shop Pearl’s collection online, which consists of knitted jumpers, hats, scarves, kidswear and quilts. 

Jill and Gill

Jill Deering and Gillian Henderson are the artistic duo behind Jill and Gill, creating fine art prints and wearable art for people who don’t shy away from bold prints, strong pops of colour and political statements. You can shop their creations online, which includes prints depicting strong female figures like Iris Apfel, Frida Kahlo, Sinead Burke, Mary Robinson and Greta Thunberg. You can also browse their unisex clothing range online, where you can choose from sweaters, t-shirts and hoodies depicting their prints in wearable art form. 

 

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Indigo & Cloth

Indigo & Cloth is a lifestyle and homeware store located in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin. The store offers a contemporary curation of international and local fashion, lifestyle and design-led brands and products. From starting as a menswear-focused space, the store now stocks a range of women’s fashion brands, lifestyle goods and homewares. As well as providing a healthy dose of retail therapy, owner Andy Collins also keeps customers caffeinated with an impressive selection of international coffee roasters. You can also shop the full range of homeware, clothing and accessories online.  

 

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Melissa Curry

Designer Melissa Curry’s new jewellery collection ‘Oh La La’ is a nod to Pride 2022, with neck pieces, rings, hair pieces and cuffs featuring bright, rainbow hues. Melissa’s collection is available online, at Design Ireland, and at Terminal two of Dublin Airport – the perfect pop of colour for any summer holiday. 


 

West Queer Art

Founded by Galway-based activist and artist Sharon Nolan, West Queer Art is an online shop where you can find badges, pins, stickers and prints with bold statements that speak to and for the LGBTQ+ community. Sharon is also available for custom work, and regularly appears at markets around Ireland to showcase and sell their work – keep an eye out.

 

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