Happy Pride month! At Zilch, we join the LGBTQ+ community in celebrating Pride month.
Rainbow flags, colorful parades and street parties usually happen around this time but we should never forget that Pride month is also about raising awareness on the current issues facing the community and doing our part to extend support.
That’s why we’ve come up with this list of awesome LGBTQ+ brands you could support. But before we reveal these brands, we wanted to let you know that you could shop with Zilch at any of them, or at any store of your choice, really!
Zilch is a virtual Mastercard that lets you choose the way you pay. You have two options: pay in 4 over 6 weeks, wherein you pay part of your purchase at checkout, then the rest over 6 weeks. Ideal for bigger buys, or if you just need a little extra time. First instalment payment varies from 25-50% depending on eligibility checks.
Or, you can pay it all in 1 to get 2% cash back in Zilch Rewards! You can use Zilch Rewards to discount your next shop or save them to spend on a bigger future purchase. It’s completely up to you. At Zilch, you call the shots!
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the LGBTQ+ brands you could check out:
—Dapper Boi: A gender-neutral and size-inclusive apparel brand with the sleekest styles around.
—Phlemuns: A Black and queer-owned clothing brand with fashion-forward pieces that are guaranteed to make heads turn.
—Stuzo: A celeb-approved fashion brand featuring stylish gender-free and unisex designs.
—Automic Gold: A queer and trans-owned jewelry brand featuring pieces that transcend the bounds of gender.
—Gay Pride Apparel: T brand has been around since 2019, taking pride back from corporations one sale at a time.
Without further ado, let’s get to know these LGBTQ+ brands better!
Dapper Boi was founded by married couple Charisee and Vicky Pasche in 2015. It came to life out of a realization Vicky had – the men’s section did not carry clothes that fit her body’s shape and proportions.
From there, Dapper Boi was born and the rest is history. The brand continues to cater to all genders and all sizes with the mission of “Ensuring everyone has access to affordable, stylish clothes that fit their body and personality.
Here are some Dapper Boi pieces we’re loving right now. Why not pay in 4 or pay in 1 with Zilch?
—Indigo Denim Button-up: This flattering design is meant to compliment curvier bodies, also included are hidden snaps that prevent the dreaded “chest gap.”
—Limited Edition DB Pride T-shirt: This t-shirt fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a classic crew neck, short sleeves and superior combed and ring-spun cotton.
—Dark Salmon Sweatshorts: Made from the same fabric as joggers, these shorts are the epitome of comfort.
An LA-based Black and queer-owned fashion label, Phlemuns was launched in 2013.
Brainchild of founder, James Flemons, this brand prides itself in its mission of being an exciting unisex brand that utilizes a slow fashion approach to craft each collection with accessibility in mind.
Check out these style staples from Phlemuns that you could Zilch:
—Multi-stripe slip up shirt: A chic and classic long sleeve button-up with contrast slip inset construction detail.
—Mid-flare pant with geometric print: This regular-fit trouser with a slight flare channels ‘70s groove, accentuated with pink details for some flower power.
—Backless tee in lime and orange: This ribbed knit tee with open back serves y2k vibes with an edgy twist.
Established in 2020 by Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme, Stuzo’s ethos revolves around creating an all-inclusive space in the fashion world.
Every single design is unisex and gender-free. Celebs like Ruby Rose, Tiffany Hadish and Lena Waithe totally dig their cool take on casual pieces, and so do we!
Have a look at our top picks from the brand and why not Zilch it?
—Boi Girl Sleeveless Sweater: Show your Boiish or Girlish side with this fun gender free, sleeveless sweater, coming in classic black.
—Free by Nature Hoodie: Freedom is a state of mind, body and soul. Express it with this gender free hoodie.
—Love Heals T-Shirt: Love heals all. Celebrate this wonderful and winning feeling with this t-shirt.
In 2017, Al Sandimirova launched Automic Gold. According to them, this queer, trans-owned jewelry line is intended for all genders.
It was specifically designed to “mix and warp the feminine, masculine, in between and outside to make fine jewelry that is beyond gender.” Each piece of jewelry is simple yet delicate, perfect for daily wear for anyone.
These accessories have caught our eye. Like something? Why not Zilch responsibly?
—Rainbow Ring: This trio of rose, yellow and white gold lines create a happy rainbow for your fingers. Made form 14 karat gold, this ring is uniquely minimalist!
—Lockless Butch Choker: Wear this 14 karat gold Butch choker on its own or with other sustainable gold necklaces for a cool layered look.
—Essential Bracelet: Like a black shirt or a classic pair of jeans, this recycled, sustainable gold bracelet looks great on everybody and with everything.
Gay Pride Apparel is a first-generation Mexican-American & LGBTQ+-owned brand focused on empowerment, pride, and authenticity for year-round pride.
They make high-quality products for all identities. It was founded by two best friends turned couple who both worked in e-commerce for big corporations.
Gay Parade Apparel is their way to champion the community by promoting pride, authenticity and inclusion.
These are our fave ensembles from their latest collection:
—2022 Pride Premium Tank Top: Just in time for a summer filled with Pride. From the Pride parade to sashaying in everyday life, this tank top is a winner.
—Here and Queer Eco Tote Bag: Say goodbye to plastic and bag your goodies in this organic cotton tote bag that truly makes a statement.
—Intersex Hearts T-shirt: Be you in this Intersex Hearts T-shirt, a cute and subtle way to show your identity!
And that’s it. We hope you’ve found this list helpful. There are so many more amazing LGBTQ+ owned brands to discover, and when you do, why not Zilch it so you can feel free to choose the way you pay?
Happy Pride Month from Zilch!