Fred & Friends
DESIGN BY: Emily Kelley aka Land and She Studio from PHILADELPHIA, PA
THE CHARITY: World Central Kitchen (WCK)
"Stay Steady" was the first "Community Collection" design Bandits Bandanas commissioned, and it came during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, the virus had forced us all to re-think the ways in which we interact with not only each other, but the natural world around us. Emily's design draws inspiration from that balance that exists between different communities - physical, existential, human, natural, etc. – and how 2020 revealed just how fragile that balance can be. If this difficult year has taught us anything, it's to never take the farmers, field workers, grocery clerks, waitstaff, and other essential workers for granted. "Stay Steady" is a beautiful homage to the perseverance of those unsung heroes, along with the sense of shared abundance that has led countless others to donate, share time, and give whatever they can to help the most vulnerable members of their community to get through this difficult time.