With its bright colours and significant meaning, the Rainbow Flag is a symbol recognised all over the world to represent the LGBTQ+ communities. It’s a symbol of hope, unity and empowerment to allow love to be love regardless of gender, ethnicity or labels.
The original Pride Flag was designed by San Francisco Activist Gilbert Baker, who set out to create an emblem of pride for the gay community. In 1978, the Rainbow Flag appeared as a representation of Baker's belief that a flag is one of the most significant aspects of identity and that the flag represents a unified symbol for all those who identify within the LGBT community.
For information of some of the many LGBT+ pride flags and their meanings, click HERE.
First class flags - guaranteed
We make and supply flags of every size, description and design to clients worldwide- no order too small.
The design and creation of custom one off design flags is our speciality.
We have the artwork for all national and generic flags on file, so there are no hidden charges for their use, nor are they covered by any trademark restrictions.
For us to make a flag of your specific choice of design we will need to create the artwork for you (if you haven’t had this done already). Please refer to the Artwork Guidelines link in the footer of our website for more information.
No obligation quotes
All quotes are supplied with no obligation and are valid up to 14 days.
Each flag is made to order and finished with a strong canvas, cored rope and ash wood toggle with triple sewn fly end as standard.
Other finishes include top and bottom loop, Dring/s, Inglefield brass clips, extra length halyard… available on request.
Terms and conditions
Our terms are payment before production by bank transfer or by card via an emailed payment link. We also accept cheques. We don’t take card payments over the phone, sorry.
The link to the full terms and conditions of doing business with us is located in the footer section of our website.
Flag sizes and dimensions
The measurements listed on our website are rounded up and down to the point 5 when converted from inches to cms. Flags are traditionally measured in Imperial units, so inches take priority over cms. Your flag will be generously made to the inch format. Measurements listed are for guidance – we can make any size as we create from scratch.
Please note that the MOD specification fabric is only available in a max width of 1.5m, so if the STITCHED flag you require is bigger than the fabric allows, a central seam (either vertically or horizontally) will be incorporated into the flag design.
Fully stitched, part stitched part printed or fully printed
Where flags are fully STITCHED with detail, applique is sewn through in layers giving a sewn mirror image on reverse. We use Ministry of Defence specification woven polyester as standard - this replaced the traditional wool and linen/cotton mix fibre fabric in and around the 1980s and has a matt finish and a strength and durability which lasts longer than previous natural fibre fabrics. The colours are dense and strong.
Please refer to the 'fabric we use' section in the footer of our website to see the stock colours available where we also talk about the linens and other fabrics we use.
Where flags are part-SEWN part-PRINTED, Ministry of Defence specification woven polyester ground (base) is stitched and hemmed and the detail (badge, emblem etc.) is printed twice to cotton LIMA poplin fabric and stitched to each side of the flag around the detail facing left to right on the front and mirror image on the reverse unless otherwise requested.
Where flags are fully PRINTED, the format is single layer, printed through with mirror image on reverse to a strong knit polyester. Printed flags are slightly opaque in appearance.
PLEASE NOTE that our strong knit polyester is NOT to same as what retailers and other manufacturers describe as 'economy' flag fabric (roughly translating to inexpensive and not likely to last more than a few days at best). We print our flags using a sublimation heat process which prints and melts through the fibres to give a crisp and clean image on both sides, mirror image on reverse. Our flags are automatically double sided.
What does it all mean?
Please refer to the glossary page to clarify any terms you are unsure of. Use the search button at the top left of the website to search all other info throughout the site.
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