Heddels CO-OP #4: The AFGI Ajrak Bandana
The Heddels platform just released their latest collaboration bandana which is made with Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries (AFGI). It’s their fourth collaboration in their Co-Op line and follow-up on their Heddels X PF Flyers Sneaker Collab which came out last year.
For this new Co-Op item, they partnered with one of the largest denim manufacturers from Pakistan, AFGI. Together with AFGI, they made a tribute to Pakistan’s rich history in textile. The bandana is originally made with a wood block fabric printing technique called Ajrak. This technique was developed in the Indus River Valley area over 3.000 years ago. For the bandana collab, they worked with Ajrak makers which are still using the same authentic techniques today in order to achieve the traditional look and feel.
Special Details Of The Bandana
The Heddels x AFGI bandana is produced entirely in Pakistan. It’s a plain-weave selvedge fabric, woven on early twentieth-century shuttle looms in the town of Hala. The bandana itself is printed and indigo-dyed in the small village of Matiari using millennia-old techniques and then cut and sewn at AFGI’s facilities in Karachi.
The bandana is 20” x 20” in size and made of 100% cotton, 4oz. selvedge plain weave fabric. It’s hand-printed and colored with natural indigo. To make the Co-Op extra special it’s produced in a limited run of 50 pieces only and comes with a special wooden bandana holder.
Watch the promo video of the bandana collaboration.