Organic cotton bandana, sustainably sourced in India, pre-washed for extra soft feel.
The "Good Luck" design by Ben Kocinski is inspired by trying times in life and the ways in which we find comfort or hope to get through them. Ben takes cues from design and typography from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, and indeed his creations feel transported a bygone era. True to form, he still draws most of his illustrations by hand before digitally converting them. Ben’s logos, illustrations, and designs have appeared on work for brands like Yeti, Knickerbocker Manufacturing Co., Sable Bourbon, and others.
Ben chose reStart KC to receive 10% of brand sales of this bandana. reStart KC provides housing and supportive services to help homeless men, women, youth and families in the Kansas City area move toward independence and self-sufficiency. reStart is the ONLY homeless agency in Kansas City serving all homeless populations—singles, couples, gay, straight and trans-gendered individuals, and unaccompanied youth ages 12-18, as well as non-traditional families, persons with HIV/AIDS, and individuals recently released from prison or from psychiatric hospitalization.
100% organic GOTS-certified cotton. Sourced from Chetna Organic in India.
Printed, cut, sewn and packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. There may be slight variations in each bandana.
Hand wash, line or tumble dry, warm iron, do not bleach
Nicole and Connor Humphreys are the co-founders of Bandits and self-proclaimed "bandana enthusiasts." They moved from LA to Bali and realized they needed to replace the frayed, sweaty bandanas that had become essential to their motorbike rides across the island. When all they could find was scratchy cotton, boring patterns, and suspect manufacturing, the idea for Bandits was born. Building upon Nicole’s extensive work in the non-profit sector and Connor’s business background, they set out to build a bandana that would spark collaboration, inspire original expression, and create positive change.
Nicole and Connor have traveled the globe to find the perfect blend of sustainably-sourced, 100% Organic Cotton. They have searched and sampled from countless manufacturers to ultimately find an incredible Fair Trade certified partner in Kolkata, India. They spent countless hours discovering the most original artistic talents in the world and working with them to create mind-blowing bandana designs.
Most importantly though, when figuring out how (not if) BANDITS would give back to the world, they put the choice in the hands of the artists. The simple but important decision to donate 10% of sales to charities chosen by the design artists helped to Make bandits what it is today; a platform for customers not just to buy a bandana, but to experience a more personal connection with the designs, the artists, and the amazing charities they’re helping to support.