The Pin of Solidarity

Created by Ralph Lauren’s Black Advisory Council employee resource group in the US, the pin is a tangible, evergreen symbol of allyship and solidarity with Black, African, and Caribbean communities

Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation

The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation exists to inspire a more equal, inclusive society, continuing Stephen’s legacy by creating access to education and careers for marginalised young people in the UK. To honour the pin’s purpose, 100% of the profits from the sale of each pin between 22 April 2022 and 31 May 2023 will be contributed to the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation (Charity Number 1187566) to fund scholarship and bursary programs
“There are still too many young people who do not have a sense of hope, who just don’t get the chance to live their dreams.” Baroness Lawrence

Stephen’s Story

Born in 1974, Stephen Lawrence, loved by his family and friends, dreamed of becoming an architect. On 22 April 1993, Stephen was killed in an unprovoked racist attack.
In 1996, following a 1993 meeting with Nelson Mandela that brought public attention to Stephen’s case, a private prosecution was launched by Stephen’s parents, and in 1998 a public enquiry and subsequent police investigation was launched into the killing. After double jeopardy was scrapped in 2005, the trial of Gary Dobson and David Norris began. Both men were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2012.
The Foundation

Building a Better Future

The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, established amid unprecedented growing global awareness of racial inequality, exists to inspire a more equal, inclusive society, and to foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK.

The Pin of Solidarity

Conceived and designed by our employees, this pin is intended as a gateway for meaningful conversation, connection, and understanding