On the inside, creativity is a tool for paving the way out. It is a reflection of inner life. And works wonders for it.
When you create, doors open within you. Therefore therapeutic art classes have the potential to click open the outer door locks, too.
The inmates create in whatever medium suits them. Their work inspires Project Papillon’s fashion and graphic designers to develop the fashion line.
Project Papillon is an unorthodox collaboration with correctional institutions and inmates. The brand evolved from this joint effort.
The products build on decades of prison knowhow and heritage.
Project Papillon’s items are timeless classics with a modern twist. Each item has a story behind it, giving it character that makes the garment or accessory long-lasting by nature.
Project Papillon values classic craftsmanship. Each bandana is manufactured individually, making every piece unique.
For the imprisoned, Project Papillon is a channel for sharing creativity with the outside world. And to be a little more free through one’s personal expression.
The prisoners are compensated for their creative input and manufacturing work. Art and hands-on work are also ways to belong to the world at large a little more.
When you wear a Project Papillon item, you become part of its story.
We follow a clear Code of Ethics. Everything we do promotes rehabilitation. Everything we do is manufactured in good working conditions and with minimal environmental impact.