Our ‘be brave’ bandana is the all-time crowd favorite. It also was our very first bandana. The mantra ‘be brave’ is the foundation of our journey to inspire courage and authenticity in ourselves, and in you.
For a limited time we are offering a fun, new, and totally unique way to make your very own Dye-I-Y (get it?) ‘be brave’ bandana. We send you a white bandana with instructions on how to make your own vegetable dye; and show you two ways to tie the bandana for different tie-dye options.
We originally designed this fun bandana craft package for the PRIDE month (June). We decided to delay the launch due to the intensely important rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in response to the death of George Floyd, and many other Americans. Not that celebrating PRIDE isn’t important, but many LGBTQ+ organizations and Pride organizers decided to emphasize the BLM movement rather than solely celebrate gay rights during the month of June. After all, the Pride movement began with the Stonewall Riots, which were lead largely by LGBTQ+ people of color.
The month of June was a time for researching social justice, supporting the BLM movement, taking a good look at our own personal choices that contribute to systemic racism and reviewing business practices with a renewed vision. We finally launched the dye-I-Y ‘be brave’ bandana because we all need a reminder to be brave: Pride folks, and BLM alike.
Love IS love. We love our neighbors, friends and fellow Americans who identify as LGBTQ+. Our hearts and intentions are with the Black Lives Matter movement [check out our BLM resource post for ways to take action]. Dye your own bandana and wear a rainbow that reminds you to ‘be brave’. Proudly wear your unique colors whether it’s in support of Pride or at a peaceful BLM protest.