LGBTQ·Posted on 16 Jun 202121 Indian Queer-Owned Small Businesses On Instagram You Should Bookmark ImmediatelyTheir products will make your friends ask, "Where did you get that from?"by Md Aqib KhanBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Just as this list is not, by any means, exhaustive, Pride doesn't just end with June. Support your local queer-owned businesses and artists all year round so as to give voice to those from the marginalised sections, and help uplift the community! 🌈 1. The Madeleine Store | @themadeleinestore View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Alvia and KikiPronouns: she/herThe Madeleine Store sells adorable custom handmade accessories that are super affordable and will make you reminisce your childhood. 2. eclaypse | @eclaypse View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: BaniPronouns: she/her@eclaypse is a handmade polymer clay jewellery business based out Delhi that ships pan-India. Their beautiful collection of conceptual jewellery is a must-have! 3. sarah | small business | @sarahsinhal View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Sarah SinhalPronouns: she/herSarah is a digital artist who makes everything from custom phone cases and pop sockets to greeting cards, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies! 4. Kris | @merchbykris View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Kris ChudawalaPronouns: they/heKris is a digital artist who takes up art commissions and makes custom queer merchandise. They also make t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, and notebooks with some cute AF designs. 5. Parth Pawar | @artwalahoe View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Parth Pronouns: they/themParth is a non-binary Dalit artist and activist from Delhi. They use their art as a medium to raise awareness and critique social issues. They do paid commissions and also work as an art director for a South Asian online magazine called "The Phosphene", that publishes the works of queer artists. 6. Firdous Organic | @firdousorganic View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Moazzam RezaPronouns: he/himFirdous Organic offers a range of body butters and organic soaps made from pure camel milk, goat milk, and red wine. These products are one of a kind as they are concocted to help your skin retain its natural nutrients and moisture. 7. Moazzam Reza | @moazzam_reza View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Moazzam RezaPronouns: he/himMoazzam Reza, the founder of the aforementioned Firdous Organic, is a graduate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata and also runs his own fashion label. He describes his atelier as one "without any rules". He lets the materials and fabric ignite the vision of his garments and they come to life once his client dons them. 8. clayssic._ | @clayssic._ View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: AvaneePronouns: she/her@clayssic._ is a hand-crafted clay jewellery business and their line includes chokers, earrings, and keychains inspired by floral and animal designs. 9. Tara ✰ Journals and More | @ofcovensandhavens View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Tara Pronouns: she/theyStart your journaling journey with these beautiful journal kits that are customised and curated by Tara and will ABSOLUTELY fit your aesthetic and budget! They also make wooden pins and jewellery. 10. 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦&𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘺 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰 (๑･̑◡･̑๑) | @bluengrey.studio View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: RaashiPronouns: she/her Raashi makes handmade accessories like chokers, earrings, rings, and hair clips. She wishes to expand to K-pop, K-Drama, and anime-centric accessories in the future. 11. Blank Canvas | @_the_original_blank_canvas View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owners: Srish and Shweta Pronouns: they/them and she/herShweta is Srish's mother and together, they make personalised and waterproof shoes and t-shirts that are SO unique. They have a special pride month collection out right now, which includes cushion covers, socks, and tote bags. It's time to fill your life with all the colours in the world! 12. Balakrishna / Balu | @yogampottery View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @yogampottery Owner: Balakrishna VallepuPronouns: he/himBalakrishna believes that the versatility of clay makes it possible for people to express themselves in their own unique ways. In order to make this aforesaid versatility available to everyone, he started yogampottery in 2018. The store offers a plethora of ceramic products which vary in design — from simple, elegant, and functional wares to unique, individualistic, and intricate pieces inspired by traditional Indian art forms. 13. rigo | @aesthu_bits View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: RigoPronouns: she/her Rigo is a self-taught artist who makes customised illustrations and videos, along with personalised gift hampers. These are available digitally as well as physically. 14. neon | @sticksandstonees View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: NeonPronouns: Any pronounsChannel your inner goth with these accessories that are made from leather, chains, and clay. @sticksandstonees makes chokers, harnesses, garters, earrings, bracelets, septum/nose rings and even clip-on lip rings. There's something for all your whims and moods. 15. Shriya Uday | @shriyaaarghart View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: ShriyaPronouns: Any pronounsShriya is a unique and talented artist who loves exploring her creativity through different forms like embroidery, cross-stitching, crocheting, and digital art. 16. CROCHETED APPAREL | @azabysan View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Saniya Pronouns: she/herSaniya makes incredibly cute crochet clothing that you'd want to get your hands on right now. The idea behind her store is to create slow and sustainable fashion. 17. Sanskriti | @sanethetics View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: SanskritiPronouns: she/herSanskriti loves everything from brush lettering and macramé, to resin and wire jewellery. She believes that pride is all year round and this belief is reflective in all the pieces she creates. She has recently decided to donate ten percent of her earnings to the Trans Community Kitchen in Chennai. 18. Bakery | @_ministryofsugar_ View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: EshaniPronouns: she/herIf you just can't get enough of sugar, this Bombay-based chef sells delicious varieties of fudge brownies, cookies, and assorted macarons. YUM! 19. medusa 🔱🌈 | @medusa_pridestore View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Purab BrahmaPronouns: he/himBased out of Assam, Purab runs Northeast India's first queer clothing brand that comes with a wee bit cheeky but adorable messaging. 20. Gagged | @_.gagged._ View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: Rudraksh RawatPronouns: he/himFresh out of college in 2020, Rudraksh started this store with the aim to promote fashion which is free from gender norms. In doing so, he has curated a collection of unique patterns, colours, designs, and aesthetics. Moreover, all these pieces are thrifted, so he is also contributing towards his goal of making fashion more sustainable. 21. Love, Shim. | @loveshimtrinkets View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Owner: ShimonaPronouns: she/theyApart from crocheting like a pro, Shimona makes alt and kawaii jewellery from materials like clay and metal. The best bit? A part of their proceeds from sales goes towards feeding stray animals. Which ones did we miss? Share below!