Just in time to celebrate Pride month, BLUNT today launch its latest collaboration with the Safe Space Alliance, a LGBTQI+ led nonprofit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community in Aotearoa, New Zealand and worldwide.
Founded by artist and activist Shannon Novak, the Safe Space Alliance 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.” Director of Safe Space Alliance, Shannon Novak (he/him) says.
Novak continues, “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.”
Known for collaborating with a diverse range of artists, creatives, brands and organisations, BLUNT are also passionate about freedom of self-expression and personal style making this the perfect pairing. With this collaboration, 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.
The BLUNT x Safe Space Alliance Metro Umbrella is a safe space in itself, providing a barrier to negativity whilst celebrating Pride unapologetically through its bright, bold and illustrative style.
The collaboration umbrella will be available from February for $139.00, with $5.00 NZD from every sale going directly to the Safe Space Alliance to continue their amazing work in the community.
The full range of BLUNT Umbrellas is also available to purchase online.