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 …

Artist Jacques Louis Vidal’s “Dead End Jobs That Kill” Exhibit at Real Pain Gallery

A solo show centered around imperfection, materiality and technology at the gallery's NYC outpost

The varied wondrous works by Paris-born, Brooklyn-based artist Jacques Louis Vidal at NYC’s Real Pain outpost explore the imperfection of materiality and technology. Within Vidal’s solo show Dead End Jobs That Kill (on now through 10 October), these sculptures and wall-hung pieces incorporate everything from coated plywood to cut paper and PLA plastic; some processes behind the work demonstrate evidence of Vidal’s hands, others are born from 3D …

3 Women Makes Unisex Garments From Upcycled Rice Sacks

Through resourcefulness and creativity, this women-owned clothing brand proves "every little piece can be sustainable"

For most people, rice is a household staple—the basic yet completely essential ingredient to a host of dishes enjoyed all around the world. But to Crystal Lee Early and Natalie Mumford, the founders of 3 Women, the grain is also synonymous with fashion. Early and Mumford’s Long Beach, California brick-and-mortar store opened in 2018 as a vintage shop, until the duo started transforming repurposed textiles …