"The Good Fight"
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The Artist: Estudio Miopia (São Paulo, Brazil)
Husband-and-wife team Gustavo (Gus) Magalhães and Carol Maia make up Estudio Miopia, a design studio based in São José do Campos, São Paulo, Brazil.
With strong roots in the independent music scene, and heavily influenced by the underground art and tattoo culture of the region, their work has been featured on concert posters, craft beer cans, skateboard decks, and even on a pizza box.
Their pieces are inspired by vintage textures, old matchbooks, zines, and the art of French illustrator and cartoonist Moebius (aka Jean Giraud). Their biggest inspiration, however, is the Brazilian crew BICICLETA SEM FREIO, who both Carol and Gus cite as the reason they decided to open a design studio.
Since launching in 2015, the couple has always placed a high priority on the manual processes involved in the pieces they create (hand-drawn sketches, brush work, tracing, etc.). This dedication to craft, combined with their myriad of unqure influences, imbues their work with an original, organic, and edgy style all its own.
The Design: "The Good Fight"
In reflecting on the "Outlaw" theme of the collection, Carol and Gus' thoughts immediately turned to the current cultural and political climate in their home country, Brazil.
In recent years, Brazil has experienced what many in the country view as nothing short of an economic, political, social, and environmental crisis. Intolerance, income inequality, and distrust of the government are on the rise as tensions in the country have seemingly never been higher. In dark times like these, Carol and Gus believe that takes an brave, independent person to simply be honest, trustworthy, and charitable. In these times, the true Outlaws are those rare few who still attempt to better themselves, better others, and contribute to the world in a positive way.
In "The Good Fight," Miopia interprets the inherent danger, amidst the current Brazilian climate, of lending a hand to your neighbor. They show that the real Outlaws are those that can reach out, in the face of dangerous consequences, to create a more peaceful and understanding world.
The Charity: Luisa Mell institute (São Paulo, Brazil)
The Luisa Mell Institute (ILM in Portuguese) is, above all, a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about animals and their well-being. The main mission of ILM is to rescue wounded, at-risk, or abused animals in their community.
ILM maintains a shelter with approximately 300 dogs and cats at any given time, most of whom are rescued from the streets. The shelter provides a warm bed, food, and medical care, with the ultimate objective of ensuring adoptions to good homes for the rescued animals.
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.
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