Bandits Bandanas

"Sailor's Grave" Bandana

BANDITS Bandanas feature original and exclusive designs by artists from around the world. 10% of the sales proceeds are donated to a charity chosen by each artist. 

Inspired by vintage travel posters and the tattoo art of Sailor Jerry, artist Nick Catalfamo's (Tucson, AZ) design harkens back to a post-WWII America that fell in love with idea of the "island paradise." 

A popular tattoo subject among sailors, the mermaid image often signified the seductive allure of far-flung Pacific islands visited during the war. Stories from returning soldiers helped to popularize island destinations in the collective consciousness, while advancements in air travel began to make places like Hawaii more accessible. Framed in Hawaiian hibiscus, the mermaid in Nick's design is meant to evoke those romantic notions of sailing off for a distant island, digging your toes into a white sandy beach, and living out the the fantasy of an endless Summer. 

Materials: 100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel

Made by: BANDITS Bandanas

Made in: Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Fair Trade Certified facility)

Specifications: 21" x 21" (Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach)

Further Reading:10% of sales proceeds are donated to The Alzheimer's Association (New York, NY), the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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