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 Navy “Mami Oval” trucker cap is a casual, structured, pre-curved peak cap that can be worn to keep the sun out your eyes or just because you like the way it looks. Its contoured crown and six navy panels give it a neat and narrow look and it proudly shows Mami Wata on the front. Each Mami Wata cap features a slice of African wisdom on the inside and the Mami Wata Surf Banana tab on the rear.
“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.