The Mi Bandera Hat by Akomplice x Nacho Becerra
Akomplice has teamed up with Mexican-American artist Nacho Becerra on a special “Mi Bandera” project that showcases solidarity and respect for Mexico, its culture, and the people of Mexican heritage living in the United States.
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.
- Body: 100% Cotton
"Brotherhood, love, culture, common continent, unity, and appreciation are all aspects of what this flag represents. Portions of Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah all formerly belonged to Mexico. It is the most popular vacation destination for Americans and is the world's third largest buyer of US products. Mexico has one of the warmest, most tranquil and most loving cultures in the world. It is important we credit people with Mexican heritage living in the United States for making it a better place to live. Nacho Beccera is an artist and US citizen who immigrated from Mexico when he was 16. He created the "Mi Bandera" artwork seen on this shirt. He chose to use the traditional Mexican serape fabric because, to him, its colors represent all of the people striving to be legal in the beautiful and abundant country of the United States. In light of the threatening ICE raids and proposed border wall, we wanted to create a symbol of our solidarity with Mexico and with people of Mexican heritage. Nacho's flag was the perfect symbol. United we stand. "