We at PWR Magazine recognise and support the efforts of inclusivity in the United Kingdom and feel that small businesses with heavy focus on mental health awareness, the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, as well as women of colour deserve to be recognised for the efforts that are taken to raise awareness of these movements. With this in mind, do consider supporting the following brands when you shop this summer:
DandyDoodlez is an Illustrator selling custom illustrations focused on the LGBTQ+ community and representing individuals with disabilities. https://www.dandydoodlez.com/
Gay’s The Word Bookshop is the United Kingdom’s oldest LGBT+ bookshop, having opened back in 1979. Sitting at 66 Marchmont Street, this bookshop provides a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to meet. https://www.gaystheword.co.uk/
- Black Owned
Ahimajewellery, based in London, sells African and ethnic inspired fine jewelry and earrings.
TheBlackShopuk offers candles and African shea butter infused cosmetics.
ColourblindZebra sells chronic illness, mental health and disability gifts, ranging from pins to t-shirts. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ColourblindZebra?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1074134584
ButlerAndGrace sells medical alert bracelets and personalized jewelry, based in Milton Keynes as well as on Etsy.com. Her products are focused on disability awareness and avocation.
- Mental Health
Based in Ireland, At NiftyNotebooksUK you can find mental health based stationary, pins, cards, and prints.
Punkypins sells cute enamel pins, patches, phone cases, stickers, and more. Punkypins places a heavy focus on feminism and mental wellness.