OUR BANDANAS FEATURE EXCLUSIVE, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DESIGNS CREATED BY INCREDIBLE ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
FOR EVERY BANDANA WE SELL, BANDITS DONATES 10% OF PROCEEDS TO CHARITIES CHOSEN BY THE ARTISTS WE WORK WITH
OUR BANDANAS ARE HAND MADE, FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED, AND BUILT FROM SUSTAINABLY-SOURCED, 100% ORGANIC COTTON
100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel
MADE BY HAND
Printed, Cut, Sewn, and Packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Please note that there may be slight sizing and color variations from product to product
21" X 21"
Standard 21 x 21 inch bandana. Machine wash cold with like colors, line or tumble dry, warm iron, do not bleach
In the words of illustrator, designer, entrepreneur, and adventurer Allie Vaughan, "this bandana was inspired by a two week trip to Colorado with my husband in 2017. My husband and I have always loved to travel and have a deep appreciation for the outdoors. On this trip, we backpacked deep into the Rockies with nothing but a backpack each. My husband had been on many backpacking trips in the mountains, but this was my first real experience deep in the mountains.
We set up camp, slept under the stars, and kept warm by the fire each night. It was truly a life changing experience and it is what really took my love for hiking, the mountains, and going on adventures to the next level. There truly is nothing like getting out there and being free from all of life's distractions and "getting lost" in the beauty of nature. Since that trip, I make it a point to get out and explore as much as I possibly can. I named my design "Get Lost," because for me, getting outside and "getting lost" is actually when I feel the most "found."
Allie is a freelance multidisciplinary designer specializing in branding, web design, illustration, user experience, and user interface design. In her words, "I’m a wife, boy mom, and freelance designer. I have over a decade of professional experience leading creative projects and teams in agency environments, corporate world, and working directly with freelance clients. My unique background has given me the privilege of working with all types of clients and businesses, from startups and small businesses to Fortune 50 companies." When she's not designing, you can find Allie exploring, climbing mountains, hiking, or traveling with her family in their self-renovated RV. Allie's "Get Lost" design was chosen from over 100 entries as the winner of our CAMP BANDITS design contest in 2022. Along with her entry, she let us know "I have been waiting for my chance to design a Bandits bandana! When I saw the brief for this one I immediately thought of a personal experience and knew I HAD to enter :). We're so excited to have discovered Allie's incredible talent, and we're honored to feature her work on this beautiful bandana.
ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
OAR was founded in December 2001 by seven individuals whose lives and families had been directly impacted by autism. They shared a common vision and set out on a singular mission – to apply science to answer the daily questions and challenges that autism presents to individuals with autism, their families, teachers, and caregivers.
OAR strives to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. The mission of “applying” research to answer questions of daily concern to those living with autism defines their goals and program objectives and shapes their budget.
In addition to funding research, their mission includes the requirements to a) Disseminate new and useful information to as many members of the autism community as possible; and b) Direct all research and programs initiatives toward enhancing the quality of life for individuals with autism.
Allie has close family members who are and have been affected by Autism. It was important to her to use this design to raise awareness and support for this complex, often misunderstood disorder.