#1 - Bfyne: Designer, entrepreneur and Nigerian-American, Buki Ade is changing the fashion industry through her culturally inclusive designs. She was inspired to start a swimwear line after searching for a unique swimsuit while on vacation; there she realized the industry lacked creativity and representation of African designers.
#2 - Andrea Iyamah: Based in Ontario, Canada, this company was launched in 2011 and is owned by Nigerian fashion designer, Andrea Iyamah. Her line features bright colors and Aztec prints with styles that are sporty and sexy and for the daring. Her swimsuit line is priced from $95 - $150.
#3 - Nakimuli: Designed for curvy plus-size women, this swimsuit company carefully designs suits that will make any curvy woman look good. The company is owned by designer Tennille McMillan who launched her company in 2009. The company is located in Brooklyn, New York, which is also the designer's home town. Nakimuli swimwear is priced from $52 - $130.
#4 - Rue107: This NYC-based swimsuit company is owned by Haiti-born Marie Jean-Baptiste. Her roots are what inspire her style, which includes vibrant colors reflecting her creole heritage. Her swimsuit line is colorful, playful yet sexy and is priced at a very affordable $40 - $65.
#5 - Monif C.: This company was founded by Monif Clarke and her mother in 2005 and is located in New York. She wanted to create luxurious and feminine clothes for plus-size women and is considered one of the best plus-size fashion designers. Her swimsuit line is contemporary with bold colors and well-designed features that will make any plus-size woman feel beautiful and sexy. Her swimwear is priced from $40 - $110.
#6 - KAMOKINI: Swimwear designer Kambili Ofili-Okonkwo founded her swimwear line in 2013. Their designs are inspired by art, music, and African culture. The company makes swimwear that is fashionable yet affordable.
#7 - Bantu Wax: Bantu swimwear is made in Africa and styled to reflect the rich history of African art. The company is owned by fashion entrepreneur Yodit Eklund. Her products are sold to both men and women and serves the African surf culture
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