Grateful Dead X Wes Lang: Indian Skull Small Totebag
“The Grateful Dead for me is America at its finest. Their tales of life and death, love and loss, brightness and darkness encompass the true story of this great country of ours. Sinners are redeemed, fortunes are found, the lives we all lead or wish we did.”
— Wes Lang
Collaboration with fine artist Wes Lang yielded a collection of hand drawn art that expands upon the Grateful Dead’s classic iconography. It’s a wholly contemporary take, deeply rooted in the rich legacy and spirit of the Dead.
We proudly present new additions to the Grateful Dead X Wes Lang collection. Each product is limited edition and will not be made again.
Small flat style durable natural canvas shoulder totebag with colorful Indian Skull artwork. Same design on both sides.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Chatham, New Jersey and now living and working in Brooklyn, New York, 39-year-old Wes Lang has shown at galleries and museums around the world - his raw, intensely personal work defying our shared conceptions of history, music… and art itself.
In Wes Lang’s America, nostalgic ache takes on a shattered, darkly comic, triumph.
Learn more about Wes at http://Weslang.blogspot.com.
100% Cotton Canvas
Bags are handmade in the USA
Dimensions: 13.75"W x 14"H, Straps: 25"
Design is same on both sides.
Limited edition, available while quantities last.
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-Cotton is second for most pesticide use of all crops & it uses 25% of all of the petrochemical based pesticides, fungicides and herbicides globally.
-In the US, it takes about 1/3 of a pound of pesticides and herbicides to grow enough conventional cotton for just one T-shirt.
-The Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the United States as "possible," "likely," "probable," or "known" human carcinogens (acephate, dichloropropene, diuron, fluometuron, pendimethalin, tribufos, and trifluralin)
-These chemicals absorb into the soil which can affect nearby crops, get into water supplies and rivers and affect many lifeforms downstream
-Because cotton is grown primarily for its fiber, it is regulated as a non-food crop yet the majority of the cotton plant in the form of cottonseed, approximately 60% by weight, ends up in our food supply!
-Most cotton is heavily processed using additional resources for stripping, waxing, bleaching, dying and softening
2,700 liters of water is used to grow the cotton for just 1 t-shirt!!!
( & that doesn't even account for the processing dying etc....)
That's enough water for 1 person to drink for 900 days or enough water to flush your ( non low flow) toilet 270 times!
-All this & then there's all the energy consumption as well in growing, manufacturing, processing, transportation etc....
ORGANIC COTTON is the wiser option for both the health of people and the environment
(hemp is even better - especially when in relation to water consumption which is becoming a BIG issue in California, but at the moment it's not as readily available) :(
ORGANIC FARMING - uses nontoxic pesticides, fungicides & herbicides.
Come on Dead.net, the least you could do is have a small section of sustainable threads like Jerry Garcia & Phish's sites. The best thing you could do is switch to either hemp or 100% ORGANIC cotton clothing like Neil Young's site/tours. Stop damaging the planet, the water & the food supply!