This is a play on both traditional 'western' style bandanas as well as mandalas and dream catchers. The eyes in many of my designs are about both looking outward, (watching others watch us) and looking inwards at our own strength.
- 22" x 22"
- Designed in Washington DC
- Limited edition
- Bandana care: cold water wash in a gentle cycle or by hand. Some color fading is to be expected as the bandana softens with use.
All Very Goods is based in Washington DC. The company was started with the simple idea of wanting create beautiful, high end goods with a focus on representation. They use history, illustrations, graphic design, textile patterns and symbols from Africa, Asia and Europe to create products that are visual metaphors for a shared African American history and present experience.
The bandanas are intended to be a conversation with the wearer about identity, culture and personal mythology. Essentially, how we become who we are because of and in spite of the influences around us.
Hi there! My name is Ama and I'm the founder of All Very Goods.
All Very Goods was born in my little studio in Washington DC as a place to sell my designs. I've have an MFA in design and I have been working in retail since I was a teenager. I decided it was finally time to open my own store and let people see what I can do. My designs draw from my background, my family history, travels and experiences being a black woman in America.
I make a point of using 100% cotton for the bandanas, scarves and bags. The bags are made in the US. I also make an effort to use a little packaging as possible.
While all the products are my designs, my goal is to eventually expand and offer products designed, made and produced by Black women, encouraging them to use our problem solving skills and innovation to create products and support themselves through their own businesses.
Finally, every month, I also choose a different non-profit organization and donate a portion of sales to them.
All the best,