Quailors, the first LGBTQIA+ group for people in the tailoring industry, hosted its first ever PRIDE event on Savile Row on Friday June 30. The group invited its community to come together to celebrate PRIDE and join the members ahead of them marching in the London parade on Saturday July 1 for the first time as a collective. The event took place at The Deck London at 32 Savile Row where the drink sponsors were Savile Row Gin. This year the Quailors officially marched in the PRIDE parade in London for the second time, following the monumental and historic moment in the 2022 parade where the tailoring trade had a presence in London PRIDE’s march for the first time.
Founded in 2020, the Quailors, co-founders Andrew Johnson and James MacAuslan, wanted to build a social community for LGBTQIA+ people who work in and support the tailoring industry in London and across the UK where they can feel safe, as well as to encourage a younger generation of tailors to join the trade. In just three years, the community has gained over 50 active members who gather regularly to network and share ideas and opportunities among their peers, as well as over 600 followers on social media.
Pictures: Rikesh Chauhan