In celebrating Pride 2021, Vans will be donating a total of $200,000 USD to four global organizations including GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal, and Tokyo Rainbow Pride to bolster and uplift their individualized missions.
Vans Americas will donate to GLSEN, an organization that works to create a safe and supportive school environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Vans Americas will also give back to Casa 1, an organization that seeks provide safe shelter and robust access to education and health resources for the LGBTQ+ community.
Vans will also release a footwear and apparel collection that is designed to support a more inclusive society this May. Vans traditional silhouettes including the Classic Slip-On, Era, Sk8-Mid and UltraRange, will reinvent the famous rainbow checkerboard pattern through repeat print executions, all-over patterns and mixed material patchwork applications. The Pride collection includes additional apparel and accessories.