Organic cotton bandana, sustainably sourced in India, pre-washed for extra soft feel.
"Summer Butts" is the work of California-born illustrator and graphic designer Sebastian Eisenberg, currently working out of Antwerp, Belgium. He is one-third of Millihelen Design, a creative studio in Antwerp he founded with his partner, Lara and their their 11-year-old Border Collie / Lab mix named Mies. Sebastian traces his artistic roots back to his Grandfather, who (among a multitude of other trades) hand-embroidered denim for his own apparel company. Initially driven by a desire to create custom skate decks, he fell in love with skate and street art culture in college. With stencils, spray paint, and other mixed media, Sebastian began to explore his artistic identity. Sebastian chose Skateistan to receive 10% of brand sales of this bandana. It is a New York based international NGO that empowers children through skateboarding and education in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. As a lover of skateboarding, Sebastian chose to support Skateistan with his design because, as he explained, "I see how great the sport, the community, and the culture can be for young kids.
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.