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In comparison to the ancients, we stand like dwarves on the shoulders of giants. — Bernard of Chatres

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According to Joseph Campbell, the hero's journey is a symbol that binds two distant ideas: the spiritual quest of the ancients with the modern search for identity. Our Philos collection pays homage to philosophies, like Campbell's hero's journey, that inspire us to seek transformative experiences by engaging, among other things, the thoughts and perspectives of those that have come before.

Joseph Campbell identifies three primary stages of the hero’s journey:

1)⠀the “call to adventure” / separation,

2)⠀transformation, and

3)⠀return.

Our personal journey began with the sage words of Bernard of Chartres, a philosopher and theologian from 12th-century France who coined the phrase, “..in comparison to the ancients, we stand like dwarves on the shoulders of giants.

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This statement, as echoed by thought leaders throughout the centuries, including Isaac Newton and Carl Sagan, to name a few, planted a seed of curiosity in our hearts – our first separation. It begged the question, “who were these giants and what exactly did they know?”

Traveling to Chartres, France, we began our journey at the cathedral where Bernard taught and studied ancient texts.

The juxtaposition of a labyrinth (evoking symbolism and meditative practices of non-Christian origin) embedded in the nave of one of the most important Catholic cathedrals in Medieval France, forced us to reconsider Bernard’s famous verse as both overt and subtle commentary.

Pulling on this thread, we entered the dystopian and challenging world of transformation we find ourselves in now.

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In short, the desire to transform ourselves by learning from others is the driving force behind the brand. The ideas expressed in art, traditions and philosophies over the arc of human history light our way.

Unknown Union's collections seek to highlight the diverse perspectives we encounter on our journey: this is our philosophy, our Philos. And like any quest or adventure, our destination is unknown and we don’t expect to be the same when we return.

After all, “[t]he mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”

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Hero's Journey Unisex White Cotton Longline Tee with Black Joseph Campbell Graphic - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

ヒーローズ ジャーニー T シャツ - ソルト

$195
Labyrinth : Tee - Unknown Union_Shop

ラビリンス T シャツ - オニキス

$195
Through the Looking Glass White Unisex Cotton Longline Tee with Window Graphic in Black - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

鏡の国のアリス T シャツ - ソルト

$195
Unisex Know Thyself Longline Black Cotton Tee Featuring Tree of Life Graphic in White - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

Know Thyself Tシャツ - オニキス

$195
Seeker Tee - Unknown Union_Shop

シーカー T シャツ - サンド

$195
Seeker Tee - Unknown Union_Shop

シーカー T シャツ - オニキス

$195
Plum Blossom Cropped Sweatshirt

Plum Blossom Cropped Sweatshirt

$245
UU Braille Cropped Sweatshirt

UU Braille Cropped Sweatshirt

$245
Legacy Cropped Sweatshirt

Legacy Cropped Sweatshirt

$245
Know Thyself Black Jogger - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

自分自身を知れ : ジョガー

$475
Labyrinth Jogger in Tan with Orange Graphic - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

ラビリンスジョガー

$475
Unisex Know Thyself Oversized Hoodie Featuring Tree of Life Graphic in White - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

汝自身を知れ パーカー

$545
Through the Looking Glass Oversized Black Hoodie with Window Graphic in White - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

スルー・ザ・ルッキング・グラス・パーカー

$545
Labyrinth Oversized Hoodie in Tan with Orange Graphic - Sustainably Sourced - Unknown Union_Shop

ラビリンスパーカー

$545