Bantu, meaning “gateway” in Wolof (the native language of Senegal), is a new beach line featuring bathing suits, accessories, and skincare products. Everything is 100% made in Africa in an effort to introduce the world to the beach culture that exists in this, sometimes overlooked, country. Africa has always been a country known for its’ exploited resources, but what about the endless beaches and epic waves? Despite the somewhat somber connotations that are tied with the country, Africa has a booming surf culture with 26 coastal nations.
If you have a love for the ocean and an interest in contributing to the betterment of Africa, this line is definitely worth checking out!
The patterns are mostly inspired by the African textile industry, which is centuries old. The placement of colors and patterns reflect the weavers’ identity and beliefs, making each swimsuit uniquely its own. With the hopes of bringing Africa into the social spotlight, Bantu‘s swimwear highlights Africa’s vibrant beach vibe.
As explained on the Bantu Wax website, “Whether you’re getting tubed in Dakar, or jumping your neighbors fence to sneak into their hot tub, let Bantu be your tailsman on all your aquatic adventures.”
To see the entire line of Bantu Wax swimwear, visit BantuWax.com.
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