What type of gear do you make? We are multidisciplinary designers who specialize in handcrafted, utilitarian carry goods made out of high-quality materials.
How can others support the LGBTQIA community? First and foremost educate yourself about the subject. There are so many great resources online to get you started. Be a vocal ally: If you see injustice happening, call it out! Connect with local LGBTQIA organizations in your community to find out ways you can best help. Support small LGBTQIA owned/operated businesses by sharing what they do with friends on social media or by word of mouth! And finally, if you are able, directly support these businesses by purchasing their goods and services.
What type of gear do you make? Sustainably produced unique and expressive gear - primarily for climbers, but expanding to all lovers of the outdoors.
How can others support the LGBTQIA community? You can support LGBTQIA makers by spreading the stoke! Online and in person. Share their work, tag them, like & comment on posts, all that good social media stuff. And if you can buy the gear, then proudly show it off to your friends and encourage them to support us too. We appreciate you!
What type of gear do you make? The Salty Boob makes a backpacks, bike packs, Fanny packs, bike baskets and more; using mostly repurposed materials, like kitesurfing kites, bike tires (yessss tires not the tubes), vinyl banners, etc!
How can others support the LGBTQIA community? Supporting the LGBTQIA community looks like a lot of different things, from asking for and using a person's correct pronouns to being active in advocating for LGBTQIA rights in legislation and the community. I grew up as a queer little kid in a typically conservative Midwest town, and the lack of queer visibility meant that I just felt different my whole life but didn’t really know why…I just didn’t fit or feel the same as everyone else. Celebrations like pride are super important to honor the LGBTQIA history, and I think showing support by increasing and supporting queer visibility year-round has the potential to make a huge impact on people, kids included feeling safe and accepted and seen.