Organic cotton bandana, sustainably sourced in India, pre-washed for extra soft feel.
"Baalam" is the design of Cancun based illustrator and graphic artist Minerva GM. She explores the relationships between women and the natural world through her series of vibrant, lively tropical prints and patterns. Her illustrations reflect a feminine and naïve style, while at the same time creating a sense of beachy nostalgia that feels familiar to both sexes. Minerva selected Techo (Santiago, Chile) to receive 10% of brand sales of this bandana. TECHO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization present in 21 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean that works to overcome the effects of poverty in the region. In its work with impoverished communities, TECHO often plays a large role in aid and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters the region.
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.