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Bandits “Such is Life” Bandana

$36.00

Size: 21" x 21"
Fabric: 100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel
Wash: Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach

Please note that all of Bandits bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.

The Art / Artist:
As legend has it, "Such is Life" were the last words of Ned Kelly, Australia's most famous "bushranger". The bushrangers were outlaws who famously robbed coaches and lived off of the land during the height of the 1800's Australian gold rush. Tales of the bushrangers evading authorities with their superior horsemanship, survival skills, and gunslinging courage evolved into things of legend. As time went on the legend only grew and the bushrangers became national symbols of rebellion, individuality, and rugged toughness.

According to Faye Pannell (Perth, Australia based artist), "The design is my interpretation of an outlaw's life in the bush." In addition to traditional symbols of the bushranger lifestyle, Faye incorporated native flora and and earthy color palette to reflect the unique beauty Australia. By tying together historical legend, the natural landscape, and modern design, Faye created a piece that truly conveys the sense of "mateship" and the laid back attitude that characterize what it means to be "Aussie."

Bandits bandanas don't just look Great, they do good across the globe! For every bandana we sell, BANDITS DONATES 10% of the sales proceeds TO different charities chosen by each design's artist.

The Charity:
The Akashinga (which means "The Brave Ones" in the Shone language of Zimbabwe) is an elite all-female anti-poaching unit of the International Anti Poaching Foundation (IAPF). The project empowers women from disadvantaged communities across Zimbabwe, allowing them to join forces and combat illegal trophy hunting in the country. The women manage a massive network of wilderness areas using an an innovative community-driven approach. Though they are expertly trained trained to deal with any situation they may face, the team has an interpersonal focus, working with rather than against the local population for the long-term benefits of their own communities and nature.