Dr. Martens x The Trevor Project Partnership For Pride 2021
Dr. Martens has released the 1461 For Pride Oxford, which is available online at drmartens.com and select flagship locations. Paying tribute to the Pride movement, the 1461 For Pride features an embroidered rainbow flag on the heel, rainbow laces and heel loops, as well as multi-colored tonal stitching through the uppers.
In addition to the 1461 For Pride release, Dr. Martens will again be partnering with The Trevor Project for Pride 2021! For their fifth year of partnering with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ young people, Dr. Martens will step up their commitment with a $100,000 donation, alongside a year-round partnership to share valuable resources with the LGBTQIA+ community.
Here at BELLO, we are loving everything about this!
For decades, our LGBTQIA+ wearers have been lacing up their Dr. Martens and marching in them. Shaping them into a symbol of rebellion. Resilience. And self-expression.
For Pride 2021, we’re partnering again with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ young people. And in our fifth year working with The Trevor Project, we’re stepping up our commitment with a $100,000 donation and a year-round partnership to help share valuable resources with the people who need them.
This is just the beginning. We know the work is nowhere near finished. But we’re proud to be doing it alongside the LGBTQIA+ community. So join us in celebrating Pride all year round. Because everyone deserves to feel respected, safe, and seen.
ABOUT DR. MARTENS
The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line on the 1st April 1960. With its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot for workers, initially worn by postmen and policemen; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time.
Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by diverse individuals, musicians, youth cultures and tribes. These are the people who stand out from the crowd and their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of DM’s.
The simple silhouette allows people to customize each pair; whilst on a utilitarian level their famous durability and comfort make them ideal footwear for the world of gigs and street fashion. On an emotional level, they are a flag of attitude and empowerment.
The Northamptonshire factory where it all began still exists to this day, in the village of Wollaston. A specific range of ‘Made In England’ products are manufactured here by a small, close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making and the unique process that makes Dr. Martens like no other shoe on earth.
ABOUT THE TREVOR PROJECT
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace. Trevor also operates an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, an advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and a research team to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386 via chat TheTrevorProject.org/Help, or by texting 678678.