In the land of the bland and the basic, where blending in is what’s expected, our individuality is challenged every day. To proudly stand out is what we desire.
Welcome to BURKELMAN. Founded in 2014, by husband and husband creative duo Kevin Burke and David Kimelman, we are a brand that’s committed to the power and possibilities of bold uninhibited self expression.
Experiment with our famously unconventional line of scents. Channel your inner interior designer with the nearly infinite color spectrum of our Velvetone & Linentone Pillows. Transform your space with the glamour and luxury of a Real Sheepie, our 100% Upcycled Merino Sheepskins. And show your support for the queer community with our "Get Your Life" Tote Bag, of which 100% of the proceeds go to the BURKELMAN Fund to fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Shop now and shine bright.
Our brand’s mission is to celebrate and elevate queer people and queer culture.
Our creative campaigns and product design expand representation of our community in the luxury space, an area where we are often overlooked, excluded, fetishized, or tokenized. And the BURKELMAN Fund turns purchasing into power by making financial contributions to organizations fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and resources in the U.S. and around the world.
Join us if you believe…
…the bold are the beautiful. … glamour is resistance. ...activism and consumerism can go hand in hand. …representation is power.
Fund The Fight
10% of every purchase goes directly to the BURKELMAN Fund to fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, criminalization of drag performances, so-called religious freedom acts, hate and violence against trans people, bullying in schools, workplace discrimination, and the systematic persecution, prosecution, assault, and murder of queer people around the world – The rights and safety of LGBTQ+ individuals are under constant attack.
The BURKELMAN fund supports the army of people and organizations who are fighting back against these oppressive efforts.
10% of your purchase at BURKELMAN goes directly into the fund, which makes donations to the following organizations that are making a difference either by advocating to change laws and attitudes that threaten the human rights of LGBTQ+ people, or by providing vital services to queer people who are struggling with physical health, mental health, housing, and discrimination.