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All of All Very Goods' bandanas are 100% Cotton and measure 22 x 22 inches. Limited edition designs.
Bandana care: cold water wash in a gentle cycle or by hand. Some color fading is to be expected as the bandana softens with use.
Descriptions for each bandana design from the artist below.
The Little George was a slaving ship that left the coast of West Africa in 1730. 3 days into the voyage, the Africans freed themselves and took control of the ship. They sailed the ship back to shore and disappeared back into the countryside. Rope for the captors, blue/green choppy seas and swallows to find your way home.
Through the Years II
Through the Years is a celebration of sisterhood. It uses the Adinkra symbols for rebirth and protection and features a subtle ivy motif. The pink and green colors represent the colors of spring and rebirth and my sorority's colors.
There is power and grace in the way we create our own joy and in how we carve out our spaces and moments that are meant for us and meant to celebrate.
In the end, the design I came up with is meant to be hopeful. It's meant to show how deeply we are part of the American fabric and it's meant to point to a understanding that our celebrations are part of how we continue to unapologetically push forward.
This design is about that process. The term ‘chop’ also refers to choppy or rough seas. Here, like with sailors, the swallows represent finding your way back home to your own beauty and letting go of pre-conceived notions about what you 'should' look like. The rising suns in the border are the Adinkra symbol for progress. And there's a reminder in each corner to be patient with yourself as you grow through your process.
Kente of Gees
Inspired by patterns and weaving from traditional Ghanian kente cloth as well as colors and shapes of quilts from Gee's Bend, Alabama
The eyes are about both looking outward (watching others watch us) and also to reflect looking inwards at our own strength.
The Adinkra symbol for beauty is 'D'uafe' which is a comb with an eye. It's a representation of beauty being in the eye of the beholder. As well as an affirmation that you can choose how you see and respect your own beauty and power.
This design is about the rebellion and peace of a forest after dark. The trees are the Adinkra symbol for trust and safety.
All about the feeling of being comfortable in your own skin.
Designed in Washington, D.C. by All Very Goods.
All Very Goods is a black owned, woman owned business focused on sustainable packaging, diverse representation and charitable community contribution. A portion of the artists' sales are donated to communities in need.