London-based fashion brand COS celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and the spirit of living and loving authentically with a T-shirt capsule collection, created with artist and photographer Coco Capitán.
The collection features three designs in her signature handwriting style to share messages of love, freedom and inclusivity. “Always Love Because Love is Always Love” is a shout-out to love in all its forms, available at COS Manila at SM Aura Premier at P3,250. Two other designs — “A Boyfriend Called my Girlfriend” and “Would You be my Boyfriend Girl Queer Friend?” — explore gender orientations, inspired by Capitán’s personal relationships, available in COS in Europe and United States.
The designs are embroidered onto an organic heavy-weight cotton T-shirt to lend a boxy, structured fit and will be available in unisex sizing.
Alongside the T-shirts, a special edition of the repurposed cotton tote will also be available. Featuring the colors of the Progress flag, the tote utilizes excess cotton from the company’s production process. It is said to be durable, made to replace disposable packaging and 100 percent recyclable.
COS expressed that the company stands with the LGBT+ community and are committed to building a brand where everyone is free to be themselves, whomever they choose to love. Fund — 100 percent proceeds from the sales of T-shirt capsule collection and 100 percent profits from the sales of the Pride edition tote — raised from the sales of these products will be donated to Philippines-based LGBT+ organizations.
A beneficiary is GALANG Philippines, a female-led non-profit organisation working with and for economically disadvantaged LGBTQ+ persons, which seeks to support, educate and promote the fair treatment of all persons equally regardless of class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Another beneficiary is Love Yourself, a non-profit organization that provides safe spaces and services for the LGBTQ+ community, and works towards a just and progressive society that treats all persons equally.