LOYOLA is a 100% queer owned and Auckland-based clothing and gift shop that aims to represent the rainbow community through our products. We are a small business with big dreams. As proud members and allies of the rainbow family, we dream of inspiring our customers to embrace their truth, own their pride, and relentlessly love their own self.
We vision our products to be a vital key in encouraging Aotearoa queer individuals to relentlessly live the gender they identify with, their innate sexual orientation, and the gender expression of their choice. Somehow, at some point, at some place, we have to find courage so we can move closer to our dreams. As committed as we are on personal growth, we promise to encourage you, so you, too, can encourage many others you meet every day.
“Who We Are”
LOYOLA is a Spanish name. We pronounce it like the Spanish greeting "(h)ola!"
The philosophy that compels us to establish LOYOLA is “Who We Are”. We believe that who we are is more than just a brand. Who We Are is important and valid. Through what we offer, we dream of a future wherein our products would move people to publicly claim their space as proud members of the Aotearoa rainbow family.