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
Make: Printed, Cut, Sewn, and Packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (FLOCERT FLO ID 4512)
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: Nick Catalfamo (Tucson, AZ)
Nick Catalfamo is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Tucson, Arizona. A graduate of the Art Institute of Tucson, Nick has been working as a full-time graphic designer and freelance artist since 2014. The bold colors and clean, retro look of Nick's work are heavily influenced by the tattoo art of Norman Collins aka "Sailor Jerry." His vintage-inspired designs pay homage to American illustration styles from the 1940's and 50's while retaining a modern aesthetic that appeals to today's design sensibility.
In March 2019, Nick's design was voted as one of the winners of our "Summer Series" design contest.
The Design: "Sailor's Grave"
Inspired by vintage travel posters and the tattoo art of Sailor Jerry, Nick's 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.
The Charity: The Alzheimer's Association (New York, NY)
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Nick chose the Alzheimer's Association as his charity because, in his words, "I've seen first hand what this disease can do to someone you love. It's a nasty disease that changes someone completely."