Continue the Smokey Bear legacy with The Landmark Project Only You bandana. Its heritage print declares a reminder that we're all responsible for protecting our forests.
Landmark bandanas are made of 100% cotton and work great as headbands, neck scarves, or even dog accessories. They are 21"x21". All Smokey Bear products created by The Landmark Project are licensed through the US Forest Service, and a portion of the proceeds go toward wildfire prevention education.
Husband-and-wife team Gustavo (Gus) Magalhães and Carol Maia make up Estudio Miopia, a design studio based in São José do Campos, São Paulo, Brazil.
With strong roots in the independent music scene, and heavily influenced by the underground art and tattoo culture of the region, their work has been featured on concert posters, craft beer cans, skateboard decks, and even on a pizza box.
The Design: "The Good Fight"
In reflecting on the "Outlaw" theme of the collection, Carol and Gus' thoughts immediately turned to the current cultural and political climate in their home country, Brazil.
In recent years, Brazil has experienced what many in the country view as nothing short of an economic, political, social, and environmental crisis. Intolerance, income inequality, and distrust of the government are on the rise as tensions in the country have seemingly never been higher. In dark times like these, Carol and Gus believe that takes an brave, independent person to simply be honest, trustworthy, and charitable. In these times, the true Outlaws are those rare few who still attempt to better themselves, better others, and contribute to the world in a positive way.
In "The Good Fight," Miopia interprets the inherent danger, amidst the current Brazilian climate, of lending a hand to your neighbor. They show that the real Outlaws are those that can reach out, in the face of dangerous consequences, to create a more peaceful and understanding world.
The Artist: Francesco Colombo aka IVO Works (Milan, Italy)
Francesco Colombo (aka IVO Works) is an illustrator and graphic designer from Milan, Italy. A graduate of the Art Institute of Monza (Milan), Francesco's unique style places a heavy emphasis on hand-drawn black lines, detail, and simplicity. He describes hisself as an "Illustrator of Speed," with an aesthetic influenced by fuel, grease, and iron. In Francesco's words, his style is "An infinite road trip drawn on paper."
When considering the question "What does it mean to be an Outlaw" Francesco was immediately transported into the world of old Hollywood Westerns. In true cinematic style, iconic images of desert vistas and a starlit sky provide the backdrop for his design.
A lonesome highway splits the cactus-laden landscape, bringing Francesco's vision into the present day where cars and motorcycles have replaced horses. His modern Outlaw is at home an the open road, surrounded by nature, barreling toward the horizon unbound by convention. The Outlaw mentality of today isn't about breaking the law or committing crimes, it's about connecting with the natural world and appreciating the beauty of our few remaining wide open spaces. It's about getting out there, and feeling... free.
The Artist: Minerva GM (Cancún, México) The Charity: TECHO Latin America (techo.org) The Báalam (or Jaguar in Mayan) along with the toucans, tropical plants, and woman in the design are symbolic of the delicate relationship between humans and nature in Mexico and the Caribbean. The design represents an ideal tropical ecosystem in which humans, plants, and animals can all work together in harmony
Material: 100% Organic Cotton (GOTS Certified & Sustainably Sourced in India) Measurement: 22’’ x 22"
Hand dyed and printed bandana hand drawn design words “all y'all” on one corner. With elements pulled from the maker's great-grandfather's bandanas, this design reminds us of all the amazing supporters we have with us all the time! Feeling gratitude for all y'all!
We ALL need a reminder to BE BRAVE! Carry, wear or tuck this super soft hand-dyed and printed river blue bandana to keep your courage close. The world better look out, cause here you come, you badass, you!
Handmade in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Hand-dyed, screen printed hand-drawn hatch mark design words “be brave” on one corner to be used as a talisman for conquering fear
Wash: Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach
Please note that all of our bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.
The Artist: Raee Lorton (Pasadena, CA)
Raee Lorton is a Pasadena based illustrator and the owner/designer of Crag To Crux (C2C), a female focused brand that creates stickers, pins, and apparel inspired by the rock climbing community. Her style is a blend of abstract, nuanced Americana and incorporates elements of vintage pin-up designs to represent strength and femininity.
Combining her artistic prowess with her background in environmental science, Raee aims to use Crag to Crux as a platform to advance the discussion on mental health awareness. By working with non-profits and other climbing brands, she also hopes that C2C can help to create more sustainable climbing products, provide for crag/park restoration, and raise awareness for the protection of climbing landscapes.
The Charity: The Environmental Defense Fund (New York, NY)
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) works to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. They are dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems.
Guided by science, EDF evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair.
Raee chose EDF because the organization is proactive on environmental issues and matches her passion for protecting the environment
Frida Kahlo has a mustard yellow/orange banana with fun florals. These bandanas are true discharge bandanas, not screen printed. Washed, cut, sewn, and discharged in Nashville, TN. 100% colorfast cotton, pre-shrunk. Size: 22/23" X 22/23". Hemmed on 3 sides, the fourth side has a selvedge edge.
Dolly Parton has a blue banana with pretty butterfly illustrations. These bandanas are true discharge bandanas, not screen printed. Washed, cut, sewn, and discharged in Nashville, TN. 100% colorfast cotton, pre-shrunk. Size: 22/23" X 22/23". Hemmed on 3 sides, the fourth side has a selvedge edge.
The design is inspired by trying times in life and the ways in which we find comfort or hope to get through them. We at BANDITS consider ourselves very lucky to feature Ben’s work as a integral part of our launch.