Bandits Bandanas feature original, never-before-seen designs created by artists from around the world. Bandits works directly with each artist to commission exclusive designs.
- Size: 21" x 21"
- Fabric: 100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel
- Built big: You can fly, fold, style, and tie up your bandana in any way you want. There’s no wrong way to wear one!
- Wash: Hand wash, line or tumble dry, warm iron, do not bleach
- Make: Printed, cut, sewn, and packaged by hand at a Fair-Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Bandits has personally visited and inspected the facility to ensure ethical working conditions for every person involved in the manufacturing process.
- Please note that bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.
Bandits Bandanas don't just look great, they do good across the globe! Bandits donates 10% of sales proceeds from each bandana design to support a different charity chosen by the design’s artist. Not only does this give you the chance to choose your favorite cause, but it’s also a great way to learn about the work being done by amazing charitable organizations around the world!
Made from ultra-soft, 100% organic cotton. All cotton is GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced from Chetna Organic – an organization that supports and improves the livelihood of small farmers in India.
The Artist: Estudio Miopia (São Paulo, Brazil)
Husband-and-wife team Gustavo (Gus) Magalhães and Carol Maia make up Estudio Miopia, a design studio based in São José do Campos, São Paulo, Brazil.
With strong roots in the independent music scene, and heavily influenced by the underground art and tattoo culture of the region, their work has been featured on concert posters, craft beer cans, skateboard decks, and even on a pizza box.
Their pieces are inspired by vintage textures, old matchbooks, zines, and the art of French illustrator and cartoonist Moebius (aka Jean Giraud). Their biggest inspiration, however, is the Brazilian crew BICICLETA SEM FREIO, who both Carol and Gus cite as the reason they decided to open a design studio.
Since launching in 2015, the couple has always placed a high priority on the manual processes involved in the pieces they create (hand-drawn sketches, brushwork, tracing, etc.). This dedication to craft, combined with their myriad of unique influences, imbues their work with an original, organic, and edgy style all its own.
The Design: "The Good Fight"
In reflecting on the "Outlaw" theme of the collection, Carol and Gus' thoughts immediately turned to the current cultural and political climate in their home country, Brazil.
In recent years, Brazil has experienced what many in the country view as nothing short of an economic, political, social, and environmental crisis. Intolerance, income inequality, and distrust of the government are on the rise as tensions in the country have seemingly never been higher. In dark times like these, Carol and Gus believe that takes a brave, independent person to simply be honest, trustworthy, and charitable. In these times, the true Outlaws are those rare few who still attempt to better themselves, better others, and contribute to the world in a positive way.
In "The Good Fight," Miopia interprets the inherent danger, amidst the current Brazilian climate, of lending a hand to your neighbor. They show that the real Outlaws are those that can reach out, in the face of dangerous consequences, to create a more peaceful and understanding world.
The Charity: Luisa Mell institute (São Paulo, Brazil)
The Luisa Mell Institute (ILM in Portuguese) is, above all, a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about animals and their well-being. The main mission of ILM is to rescue wounded, at-risk or abused animals in their community.
ILM maintains a shelter with approximately 300 dogs and cats at any given time, most of whom are rescued from the streets. The shelter provides a warm bed, food, and medical care, with the ultimate objective of ensuring adoptions to good homes for the rescued animals.