Teva, a division of Deckers Brands, has released a limited-edition Flatform Universal Pride sandal in partnership with the Tegan and Sara Foundation (TSF), which raises awareness and funds to address the inequalities preventing LGBTQ+ girls and women from reaching their full potential. The 2 ¼-inch-high platform rainbow sandals, featuring straps made from Repreve recycled PET webbing, make a colorful statement on equality just in time for the 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations and the Stonewall Uprising.
“We are so proud to stand behind and support the Tegan and Sara Foundation and their mission,” states Erika Gabrielli, senior marketing director for Teva. “Teva has long stood as an expression of freedom, and we are excited to be a part of celebrating that with the LGBTQ+ community and contribute to their continued fight for equality.”
In further support of the LGBTQ+ community, Teva will donate $15 for each pair of Flatform Universal Pride sandals sold, up to a guaranteed maximum donation of $30,000, to the TSF to continue the movement for racial equality, social and gender justice for young girls and women. The donation will fund scholarships for LGBTQ+ youth to attend summer camps that help develop self-confidence and leadership abilities in a safe and nurturing environment.
Female musicians and twin sisters, Tegan and Sara, are long-time Teva fans, buying their first pairs when they were 16. “This rainbow Flatform collab is like full circle LGBTQ+ Pride validation,” the twins say. “Teva’s generous support for our foundation will allow us to help even more LGBTQ+ youth.”
The sandal retails for $80 and is available for purchase on Teva.com and Nordstrom.com.