Fashion Turban from BANDED

Fall 2020
1=3 Give Back Program By Debbie Eisele

BANDED provides initiative to help feed children in need
BANDED provides initiative to help feed children in need

BANDED is a maker with a mission to give-back to a variety of causes. In a recent interview with Amanda McKenzie, sales and merchandising associate for BANDED, this is what Gift Shop discovered.

BANDED 1=3 Program, a charitable give-back initiative
All photos courtesy of BANDED.

What is your mission?

BANDED’s mission is to create great product while serving a greater purpose.

How do your products serve the mission?

BANDED’s 1=3 giveback program supports our food ministry partner, Food for the Poor, serving Latin America and the Caribbean. For every one product sold, we provide a full day’s worth of meals for a child in need. One (1) BANDED product = 3 meals served. It’s that simple. Launched in 2013 with a patented no-slip headband and a burning desire to make an impact, BANDED has provided more than 12 million meals for children in need. We are more than a headband.

BANDED offers a 1=3 Program to help give back

What are the plans for the future?

As a woman-owned, -led, -designed and -operated company, we are always looking for opportunities to support and lift-up other women. In addition to our current sustainability practices, BANDED is working toward 100% recycled/recyclable product packaging. We are constantly striving to be good stewards of the earth and looking for ways that we can do so as a company.

While we are proud of our original product, we have grown to be so much more. Our range of high-quality, giftable fashion accessories has expanded to meet the needs of the woman, baby, and capsule collections for the BANDED girl and man.

How can retailers get involved?

For more information, visit Or, you can reach out to Amanda McKenzie at for information on who we are, what we’re about, and how to order.

Debbie Eisele

Debbie Eisele is the managing editor for Gift Shop Plus, which now includes museums&MORE, Stationery Trends and for a variety of specialty publications, including: The Guide, Holiday Shop and Celebrations & Occasions.

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