Bantu [Côte d’Ivoire / Ethiopia]
It was so cold last night one would think we were in the middle of winter! I had rather high hopes for the British summer given the glorious start we had; however lately it’s been a bit hit and miss leaving me to look forward to a holiday in the sun instead. This brings the dilemma of what to wear and trying to pack light, something I’m still trying to master, especially when the ‘just in case I need it’ thought reigns supreme. When it comes to swimwear, Bantu’s chic and colourful pieces would definitely make their way in.
American/Ethiopian Yodit Ecklund founded Bantu, which means ‘gateway’ in Wolof (Senegal’s native language), with a mission to ‘introduce the world to African beach culture’ with a line of vibrant beachwear and accessories in striking African prints and using an all-African manufacturing process. Tapping into the vibrant beach culture that exists across the continent from Dakar to Zanzibar; Casablanca to Cape Town, Bantu as the name suggests desires to be a gateway to this exciting world raising awareness and contributing to change across the continent. Yodit hopes that more consumers will begin to demand finished products from Africa, rather than simply seeing the export of the raw materials.
[Image credit: Bantu]
…so time to kick back and glam it up around the pool or on the beach in Africhic style!
Current prices range from: USD$89-USD$109
For further information about Bantu and to find stockists visit: www.bantuwax.com
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