At Parker + Scott, we believe that a neighborhood store should be more than just a place to shop; it should be a space where everyone feels welcomed and valued. We are proud to be a part of the vibrant and diverse community of Austin, where inclusivity is not just a buzzword, but a way of life.
Supporting local brands and makers is at the core of what we do. We celebrate the beauty of local craftsmanship and recognize the power of community support. We are thrilled to carry a wide range of products from Austin-based LGBTQ+ businesses like Gojema, Litty Bean, Cousin Kenny’s, Pride Socks, Madhu Chocolate, The Little Gay Shop, and many more. These brands not only offer exceptional products but also contribute to the rich tapestry of our city’s diverse entrepreneurial landscape.
In addition to supporting LGBTQ+ businesses, we are proud to prioritize women-owned brands and brands owned by people of color. We recognize that historically, these voices have been underrepresented in the business world, and it is important to help amplify them. We believe in the power of diversity and the importance of providing equal opportunities for all. That’s why we go above and beyond to curate a diverse range of products from women-owned and POC-owned brands, ensuring that our shelves reflect the multicultural fabric of our community.
For us, it’s personal. As a family-owned business, we are deeply committed to instilling values of equality and inclusivity in our children. We want them to grow up in a world where everyone’s talents and contributions are celebrated, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or sexuality. By actively seeking out and promoting women-owned brands and brands owned by people of color, we not only support these entrepreneurs, but we also teach our children the importance of fostering an inclusive and loving society.
Our commitment to better-for-you products extends beyond their environmental impact. We strive to create a space where everyone feels represented and embraced. By curating a diverse selection of goods, we aim to foster a sense of belonging for all our customers, regardless of their background or identity. We recognize that promoting diversity and inclusion is not just a one-time effort, but an ongoing journey of learning and growth.
By shopping locally, you contribute to the economic empowerment of individuals and communities, and together, we can create a more vibrant and equitable society.
For us, inclusivity is not a temporary trend or a marketing strategy. It is a fundamental value that shapes every aspect of our business.
By embracing inclusivity, we create an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.
Parker + Scott stands proudly with the LGBTQ+ community, women-owned brands, and brands owned by people of color. We strive to be an ally and provide a platform for underrepresented voices. We invite you to join us in celebrating diversity, supporting local businesses, and fostering a community where all are welcome. Not just one month a year, but every single day.