The mission at Mami Wata is to be a creative force for good in Africa. The brand do this through manufacturing all of their products in Africa to create jobs and build skills, supporting African surf therapy organisation 'Waves For Change' and strengthening African surf tourism to grow local economies.
The ‘Banana Classic’ sweat is designed to look good and keep you warm after your surf., exercise or when sat on the sofa. Nestled on the chest is an embroidered Mami Wata signature banana.
It’s a semi-slim fit and is designed, knitted and stitched in Africa and is styled from 260g 100% African cotton brushed fleece.
“Mami Wata” is West African pidgin English literally meaning ‘Mama Water’… or ‘Mother Ocean’ if you prefer. From Madagascar to Morocco, Liberia to Mozambique, Mami Wata is the African water spirit who appears in the shape of a mermaid. It is said that those who she takes for her lovers, return with a new spirit and become more successful and good looking.
She is a symbol of fertility, a protector of women and children, a guardian of sea creatures and natural environments.