A kerchief (from the French couvre-chef, “cover the head”) also known as a bandana or bandanna, is a triangular or square piece of cloth tied around the head or around the neck for protective or decorative purposes. The popularity of head kerchiefs may vary by culture or religion, as among Orthodox Jewish and Christian, Amish, and Muslim women. It is also worn as headdresses by Malay men in traditional occasions such as weddings by the grooms and the pesilat. Their headdresses are better known as tengkolok.
You would probably not be very impressed if I tell you I’m trying to sell you a square piece of cloth for £14.95. What makes them special is that they are 100% cotton, slightly stretchy, hand screen-printed with 3M water-based reflective ink and sewn in-house. The great thing about the bandana, aka kerchief, is that you can wear it in all sorts of ways and that it’s not gender specific. Something that is for most of you common knowledge and shouldn’t be an issue, but it’s always important to address this. I find it a strange thought that fashion or products are gender specific. Something works for you or it doesn’t, I also think this way about classic items such as dresses or trousers…but, more about this in a future blog.
The bandana can work in many ways, like mentioned above you can wear it to cover your hair or around your neck, in your back pocket, around your arm etc. The smart reflective print designed by Rosa Koolhoven makes sure it’s visible no matter how you wear it. You can find some satisfying, fine graphics of wheels, chains, wolves and locks on there.
Make sure to send us a picture how you wear yours and we will repost it on our social media.