One Ear Brand's main purpose is to create a beautiful lifestyle product with multiple uses. Having looked at countless photos of cowboys and vintage photographs of workers and people in general to get a sense of how the bandannas were used, they started with finding a wide selvedge fabric with a versatile weight, being inspired by the big “Turkey Red” scarf bandannas of the 1800s.
It can easily be used as a mask, an eco-bag, a neck wrap, a wearable furoshiki, a head wrap, a belt, a halter top, couples picnic cloth, etc etc etc you get the idea...
One ear is done by one artist (a tiny nod at the famous artist with one ear) and the canvas is the bandanna. Inspired by the design style of bandannas from the late 1800s we repurpose this dramatic and timeless style and include elements familiar and appealing to a wide audience. The bandanna is a canvas for art but also harnessed within the realm of bandannas as art.
The art featured on these bandannas comes from Yurika Cherise Shikai, a Japanese-American illustrator and designer. She was born and raised in the culturally diverse East Los Angeles and draws from a variety of cultural influences within the city and through living and working abroad. Sketching is a personal compulsion that allows her to gain a more intimate understanding of the world through mentally tracing and “feeling” shapes and forms. She finds a satisfaction in applying simple graphic HB pencil to paper, with a rough urgency to transpose the tracing activity of the mind, to the hand.”
- Made in Japan