Launched on the 31st May, in time for the summer's Pride events, is a range of leather bags from Zatchels. The collection has been designed with support from members of the Zatchels team, fans of the brand and by working with LGBT+ bloggers and influencers, with a special mention to freelance journalist and blogger Caroline Barry. The collection launched online and at the York store, with 20 per cent of sales donated to York Pride. Zatchels has partnered with York Pride to plan on-going support of the organisation and events throughout the summer months.
Greg Stephenson, chair of York Pride, said: “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Zatchels on its Pride range. It is always great establishing new relationships with companies who really value the importance of equality and diversity, and the fact that the organisation is donating 20 per cent of bag sales to York Pride is brilliant. York Pride exists because of volunteers, sponsors and fundraising initiatives, so this money will really benefit the event. While there are numerous ways the money will be used, one of our current priorities is to enhance the A/V during the Parade, given its mammoth growth after the past few years. Extra funding for this will be really helpful.”
Zatchels directors Dean Clarke and Brian Brady said: “The whole team here at our Zatchels factory is proud to support York Pride and the various worthwhile causes they in turn support. We've had a great deal of fun producing the bags displaying the iconic colours of Pride. As a UK business and employer we feel it's important to promote equality in all its forms and we believe these designs are a celebration of just that.”
The range includes satchels, a city backpack, a shopper bag, a soft backpack, a twist lock saddle bag and more decorated with the Pride rainbow flag. Bags can be personalised with names, initials or short messages and each bag comes with a lifetime guarantee.
For more information, visit www.zatchels.com