Back by popular demand, a special reprint of the Linda & Harriett x Gamine bandana. Hand silk-screened in Boston on a very special hand loomed cotton Khadi. One of the oldest workwear textiles on the planet, Khadi is warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and beloved for its rugged nature and soft hand. We worked directly with textile artists in the state of Gujarat to carefully source our Khadi.
• Screen printed in Boston with water based dyes.
• Hand loomed Khadi cotton with contrast serged edge.
• 19 in. x 19 in. –the same size as our favorite vintage hankies.
My great friend and brilliant artist, Liz Libré, is the special kind of person who can quote Seinfeld and describe the nuance of early American letterpress machinery in the same breath. Her distinctive script beautifully captures the grace and elegance that is so often left out of the equation when describing women + workwear. You may recall that Liz and I worked together on the logo for Gamine. We teamed up again after I started tearing through a few of my favorite oldie bandanas (cleaning carbon steel pruners). I couldn’t seem to find a durable hanky that I wouldn’t feel too bad about beating up—something that was more professional than a rag, wasn’t permanently stiff, not super thin, and wasn’t so gigantic it didn’t even fit in my pocket. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided to create something that blended everything I love about a well-loved vintage bandana with everything that was missing from a modern interpretation. Beautiful but made to ensure you're not afraid to (ab)use it. Hello, Newman.