Created in collaboration with Mexican-American artist, Nacho Becerra, Mi Bandera is a symbol of love, brotherhood and unity with Mexico. Standing staunchly against the border wall, ICE raids, separation of children from their parents, and the Trump administration’s general characterization of Mexican people, the Mi Bandera project aims to celebrate the confluence of two cultures by blending traditional Mexican serape fabric with the stars of the US flag. According to Becerra, the flag represents “all of the people striving to be legal in the beautiful and abundant country of the United States.”
In addition to the flag, Becerra’s art adorns a selection of t-shirts, hoodies, jackets and hats that were shot over the course of three days in Tijuana, San Diego and Los Angeles. The choice to shoot subjects of all ages, ethnicities and genders for the lookbook was intentional, as they’re representative of the diverse cross-section of those who love and support Mexico, its people, and its culture. Closeups of each person’s face and shoes and the wrinkles that adorn each symbolize our varied paths and common humanity. Rock the flag, show the world where you stand.
Mi Bandera is available on the Akomplice Webstore and at specialty retailers worldwide. View the entire lookbook here.
View the full lookbook after the jump.
View the full lookbook
Right now, there is an environmental genocide taking place. It could likely end up being written as humanity’s greatest tragedy. We are already starting to see repercussions in the form of super storms, forest fires, record temperatures, hurricanes, flooding, droughts, etc. Over at Akomplice, our opinion is that humanity’s number one priority should be to resolve this issue, as everyone is at risk, regardless of age, gender, race, or social status. We believe the time has come for the Earth Rights Movement. We write this with love, hope, and optimism.
All of the tees and long sleeves from this capsule were custom made with 100% organic cotton, and were knitted, dyed, cut, sewn, and printed in the USA. We choose to make our products more sustainable, while keeping the retail price in line with less sustainable brands, in order to not let price be a factor in the customer’s decision between organic and non-organic cotton. This is a small move against what we are facing, but if we can all make changes in a sustainable direction, the impact will be tremendous.
In addition, when you buy one of the Environmental Genocide Capsule Tees from our webstore, we will donate 50% of the sale to those afflicted by the California forest fires.
We encourage you to stand up and speak out for the earth and the eco-system that sustains our survival. We hope to transform the type of capitalism that is perpetuating this environmental genocide.
It is under the framework of shared history and mutual respect that we decided to join forces with Pretty Lights. Together we have created this essentials pack intended to enhance the Pretty Lights Family festival experience.
“The Kit” will go for $222 and drops on our Webstore July 13th at 1:30pm EST.
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Releasing Friday the 13th @ 130pm EST. Stay tuned for more info.