Best of CH 2021: Good Measure

Creatives, communities and companies that continue to remind us progress is possible

In 2021—a year fraught with the pandemic, the US Capitol insurrection, infringements on reproductive and educational rights, increasing climate injustices, worsening systemic inequality and more—the fight for social and political justice was especially imperative. Through it all, we paid attention to artists and communities who champion progress and give back in some manner, supporting or publishing their inspiring work along the way. We tag each …

AFROSURF Gift Set

Comprising the first book dedicated to Africa’s surf culture, AFROSURF, a sticker set and Mami Wata’s Rose Street 2.0 shirt, the The AFROSURF Gift Set is a vibrant collection of items. The book—packed with over 50 essays, photographs, poems and thought pieces—provides a comprehensive look into the spirit of surfing throughout Africa. This spirit is also imbued in the cotton shirt (available in size XS …

Mami Wata’s Proudly African Surf Apparel is Revolutionizing The Surf Industry

Incorporating folklore and sayings from Indigenous communities, Mami Wata's striking patterns capture the undeniable spirit of Africa

Mami Wata (meaning “mama water” in West African pidgin English) is a guardian water spirit, venerated throughout Africa. Legend has it that those she takes as her lovers return to land more beautiful and successful than before—a fitting lore for the surf apparel brand that is not only named after the spirit, but whose garments, embodying African traditions and cultures, crowned the surf label as …