Pride UK collection from Powder Butterfly

June 20, 2022 3 min read

Tote Bag for Pride UK 2022

A NEW exciting collection to celebrate Pride UK

The moment has come to announce Powder Butterfly’s very first print-on-demand collection – and it’s a collaboration too!

What better time than Pride Month to introduce the Pride UK collection? This fabulous new collection, designed by me, reflects this beautiful, resilient and inspirational community while also highlighting some of the most iconic and beautiful landmarks in North East England.

Back of Pride Uk 2022 Tote Bag

What is the Pride UK collection?

It’s a collection of products, specifically designed by me, to support Northern Pride. It features some of the most iconic and recognisable landmarks in the North East and a whopping 50% of profits will be donated to help  Northern Pride  continue the amazing work they do to support the LGBTQ+ community in the North East.

 

Pride UK 2022 Journal

It’s the first print-on-demand collection, which means each item is made individually by our supplier and shipped out directly to our customers. 

Pride UK 2022 Hard backed Journal back of cover

Which landmarks are included in Pride UK?

The landmarks featured within the collection relate to various parts of North East England. I wanted to create a collection that would enable visitors to the North East to purchase a keepsake from their visit to remind them of their time here.

Pride Uk 2022 Design layout and details

 

The landmarks included in the collection are:

  • Penshaw monument – Sunderland
  • Tommy the soldier – Durham
  • Transporter Bridge - Middlesbrough 
  • Tyne Bridge - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • St Mary's Lighthouse - Whitley Bay coast
  • Alnwick Castle - Northumberland

What products are available in the collection?

I wanted to provide a wide range of products to suit everyone’s tastes so the Pride UK designs are available on:

📱  Tough phone case

🖊  Greetings card

♥    Sticker

👕  T-shirt – available in pink, blue and white 

👜  Tote bag

🌊  Beach towel

📓  Notebook

Pride UK design Tough phone case

If you buy the t-shirt, I’m also encouraging my brilliant customers to get creative, style the t-shirt in their own way then use the #styleyourpride hashtag to show me their Pride!

Back of White pride tshirt

I’ve also been really careful to source sustainable products for this and other Powder Butterfly collections. It’s really important to me to have as small an impact as possible on the environment with my work, so I’ve found a supplier who has the same values as me when it comes to sustainability. From recycled t-shirts and phone cases to reusable and recyclable tote bags and eco-solvent printed stickers, we limit our impact as much as possible. And our Pride UK collection is no different.

Pride UK beach towel

Why did Powder Butterfly decide to support Pride?

I’ve been a big supporter of the LGBTQ+ community for many years through a number of my friends. But more recently, family members have come out to me and I really wanted to create a collection that celebrated this beautiful community. 

Pride UK sticker

When I found out that Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Northern Pride would be the hosts for Pride UK 2022, I jumped at the chance to create a collection to celebrate my home, its landmarks and Pride UK.

What was the inspiration behind the design?

My products are bought by people all over the world as reminders of visits to the UK and the various locations I have collections for. It’s incredible that people travel from all over the world to celebrate Pride, so this collection is perfect for anyone who would like to support Pride, even after they’ve arrived home.

Pride UK Greetings Card

In terms of inspiration for the designs, as I do with every design, I wanted to create something that is inspirational and up-lifting. It was really important to me that this collection instilled pride of the location in my amazing community of supporters. 

I used a combination of the LGBTQ+ community colours with Angels of the North flying over local landmarks to represent the vision I had to symbolise the community and a sense of pride in North East England. I love the North East of England and I am so excited that Pride UK will be hosted in the beautiful city of Newcastle.


Northern Pride is hosting Pride UK in July 2022. There’s loads of information about the events taking place,here.




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