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Bantu Is Swimwear That Looks Good But Makes You Feel Even Better

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    Looking cute on the beach while being socially responsible? Yeah, we dig it.

    With its vibrant, eye-catching patterns, Bantu’s spring '13 swimwear collection is a perfect representation of the surf culture indigenous to Africa. Think psychedelic tropics mixed with tribal prints, and a whole lotta neon. But while we’re all about a statement bikini this summer, we're even more about shopping for a cause.

    For designer Yodit Eklund, Bantu’s swimwear is about dressing women all over the globe in African-inspired prints while also helping the African economy. The line works with African artisans to produce the swimsuits to be sold in the United States (you can find them at Barneys and Opening Ceremony).

    These suits, paired with a gorgeous pair of sun-kissed legs, and the knowledge that you are doing your part in helping an economy prosper and grow, are the perfect recipe for glamourous (and happy) poolside-living.

    Photo: Courtesy of Bantu

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