Pride 🏳️🌈 2022
Love is love – show your love, in leather.
(previously posted on Townsend Leather) Townsend is and has always been a company that celebrates color, freedom of thoughts, personal expression, and inclusivity of all humans. We live in a diverse, multicultural world, where everyone should feel safe expressing themselves.
Life is more beautiful when love comes in many colors and this month we will be celebrating this in many ways.
Here’s to loving proudly and living colorfully 💖🧡💛💚💙💜!
Show your love and pride in your designs with Townsend Leather, through our colorful standard product lines, our brand new Digital Print options, with specialty effect leathers, or even right on your device desktop.
Some ways you can show your love and love your leather:
1) Browse a selection of Pride rainbow-inspired leather samples from our vast selection of standard products.
2) Request a custom-curated Rainbow-inspired Townsend Leather Sample Set
3) Get an exclusive first-hand look at one of our newest leather offerings, Digitally Printed leather. Printed with colorful Pride designs.
4) Download a Pride-themed leather background image for your computer or mobile device.
Let us know the ways you celebrate Pride and share your colorful designs with us, www.instagram.com/townsendleather/
Love is love – show your love, in allyship.
(previously posted on Townsend Leather)
We’ve shared ways you can show Pride in your leather designs with Townsend, www.townsendleather.com/pride-2021, in everything we do at Townsend, we deeply love leather, but we know what is even more important is, people. So we also wanted to share our passion and pride for humans.
This year we continued and increased our support of the HRC and their valiant mission.
“The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community. Equality for ALL not for some.”
‘Equality for all‘ is an idea we can fully and strongly stand behind. It is an idea we try hard to express out to our community. Sometimes the impact you have on others stays invisible, but sometimes you get lucky and you meet someone who is brave and willing to be vulnerable. Sometimes you meet someone like Sabrina, who volunteers to share the story of her first days at Townsend, what it meant to her, and what it continues to be for her.
Sabrina joined Townsend Leather in March and quickly become a Partner associated with greatness. Sabrina has impressed everyone with focused dedication to work, speed, and a fun-to-be-around attitude. Sabrina is a person who brings people together and we are so glad she is part of the team.
“When I first came to Townsend, I was really scared. I heard great things about the place, but I didn’t know if they were true or if I was even going to be liked for who I was.
But, I was happily surprised that Townsend truly was such a loving and caring environment.
On my first day, I was really slow and kept apologizing to my trainer, but she kept brushing my apologies aside and encouraging me, telling me that I was doing great. That day I even met the president of the company, Jared, and he was also so lovely, nice, and encouraging. It was such a relief to know that the people were really like a family.
It was because of this warm, family kindness that I finally opened up to people about being pansexual. I always hid it before, because I was afraid of being judged and hated for it, but the people at Townsend welcomed me and I even met other people who were gay/bisexual. It was so nice.
I started learning more about the LGBTQ+ community and accepting who I was. I learned it was okay to like men, women, non-binary people, transgender people, etc; and I learned, I am really, really glad I came to work here.”
And so are all of us.
Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We are heartfelt intent on balance, growth, and innovation for all, especially those that face marginalization and unfair barriers. We hope everyone can find a place they feel welcomed, where they feel like they are with family, and we will continue striving to be that place for as many people as we can.
Love conquers all, even hate.
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Because right now, listening, supporting, and loving is what matters most, we are proud to celebrate #PrideMonth.
Especially this month, we join in celebrating the overdue yet welcome news on the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Civil Rights Act Title VII that clearly states, “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law,” – Justice Neil M. Gorsuch
Actions based in inclusivity, togetherness, love, and progress will always be supported and celebrated by Townsend Leather. There is still so far to go, but as we look out to the horizon, we feel a sense of hope and peace at the path forward.
One way Townsend Leather is taking action this month is in renewing our support of the HRC.
The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. www.hrc.org
It is a mission we are proud to be connected to and will continue to support.
We are also proud to be able to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the historic and moving ruling from our Supreme Court in favor of nationwide marriage equality. Progress takes struggle. Progress takes time. We are proud to be able to be witness to progress and eagerly look toward a future of even more.
(previously posted on Townsend Leather) As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year and look back over Townsend Leather’s lush history, it is humbling and moving to see all that we share this anniversary year with… the Beatles last performance, the Moon Landing, Woodstock… and the catalyst event to establish Pride month.
Townsend has long been a force of love and connection, as seen in our work, our people and on our shirts, billboards, and banners emblazoned with our All Are Welcome symbol and the philosophy behind that symbol being a cornerstone-value of how we work. And as expressed on International Women’s Day, “We take the challenges of pushing the boundaries of leather, production, and culture seriously. We are heartfelt intent on balance, growth, and innovation for all, especially those that face marginalization and unfair barriers“. Therefore, we feel a sense of reverence and respect at sharing our anniversary-year with such a powerfully important movement.
The Stonewall Riots happened 50 years ago in nearby-to-Townsend, New York City, and out of the strength, bravery, and action of those that stood up – grew the necessary and powerful annual LGBTQ+ focused Pride Month.
This month, especially, we honor those groundbreakers and pioneers who came before to get us where we are today, as a more united group of humans. There is still work to do.
We look to the bright future and those who will do incredible things, and look forward to ways we can support and grow rights for all humans.
While we celebrate 50 historical years along with millions of others for various reasons, we also put emphasis on stitching together our past with our future. Our focus on the future gives us motivation to narrow in on youth and the challenges young LGBT face. So we proudly support the work and mission of the Human Rights Campaign, https://www.hrc.org/explore/topic/children-youth with a donation in honor of these significant 50 years. Proud to help “create an inclusive learning environment for [all] students”.
It is thought-provoking to recognize, just 4 years ago we were celebrating the Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage a nation-wide right…
It is uplifting to imagine the many more movements and growth that we can collectively celebrate in the coming years. And we will be there in the ways we can, supporting and being an ally, creating a company-culture based on respect, inclusion, and growth… and of course doing it in the most color-filled way we can! 🏳️🌈
As passionate expert color-crafters, our Sample Set Boxes are always explosions of color, but our Pride-Month Rainbow 🌈 Pride Box is especially colorfilled. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add one to your library.
And we would be remiss if we did not highlight one of our newest designer-driven, Pride-complimentary products, Stacy Garcia Bond Cowhide.
The strong Ruby, vibrant Curry, eye-grabbing Emerald, and daring Cobalt colors seamlessly blend into our rainbow collection. And with its strong linear embossed pattern, it brings to mind the bold stripes of a flag. Timeless, bold, self-assured, and complimentary – Stacy Garcia Bond Cowhide is a delightful Color-Trend highlight for Townsend Leather this Pride month of June.
Contact us for Stacy Garcia Bond Cowhide samples, a Rainbow Pride Sample Box, or anything else.