OUR MISSION

BASHMADE® is an ongoing coöperative art project and an effort to spread symbolic mantra’s in our capitalism saturated streets.

 

We want to take back the fast fashion saturated walls, streets and cities.

 

We want to see positive symbols everywhere and remind everyone that we as humans are born to rise.

 

If we are our highest selves, we can build our community and take better care of this earthship.

SUSTAINABILITY

Karma is not a bitch if you pay respect to her. Choosing for organic cotton, we support healthy living and working conditions for farmers, better soil, less water-waste and a bunch of other stuff that makes people and the planet smile.

 

Our natural ink prevents your skin from absorbing harmful chemicals. And that’s a big thing, because your skin is the biggest organ and doesn’t have a bullshit filter (your digestive system does).

 

The way we do it is our answer to the fast and unethical fashion zeitgeist. You might not save the planet with our shirts, but you are consciously choosing to be a part of the solution, not the problem.

KARMA

What you give is what you get. 
A good percentage of the profit we earn; we give back to different causes that suites our own mission.

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills. This non-sectarian technique welcomes people from all religions and walks of life. And aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.

 

The courses not taught commercially, but instead is offered freely. No person involved in its teaching receives any material compensation. There are no charges for the courses – not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to benefit from it also.

 

We would like to contribute to a world where taking a Vipassana course is something that would be a custom to the whole world.

For more information check out their website here.

We believe anyone can benefit from yoga practices as meditation techniques. But more so the most vulnerable people, people that are stuck in the system. Prison Yoga Project supports incarcerated people with trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to promote rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.

 

Prison Yoga Project is working to reform the criminal justice system from the inside out. They believe in the approach of Restorative Justice, instead of the current punitive approach, and therefore create a more humane and effective system for all people involved. Reform is a necessary step to bringing about a dramatic reduction in the size and cost of mass incarceration, financially and in terms of human suffering.