We were very impressed when we came across Yodit Euckland. She studied environmental economics at the University of California, Berkley, she's multicultural(Ethiopian, French, American & Sweedish), but most importantly she is earnestly supporting Africa's economy.
Yodit and her brother Yohannes started Bantu, an exclusive African surf brand, churning out swimmwear, surf gear, decals and the works with an African twist. They designed the swim wear in Ivory Coast, using the vibrant West African print (Ankara) while promoting Africa's textile industry and then all the cutting and sewing was done in Ethiopia (watch out China!), this makes Bantu a truly African brand. So major cool points go to the duo that bring us Bantu.