Babatunde Shares Its Colorful 2015 Lookbook

Johannesburg-based accessories brand Babatunde shares a colorful lookbook for its 2015 collection of bucket hats, 5 panel caps and more

Johannesburg-based designer Gareth Cowden has announced a brand new colorful collection of accessories from his Babatunde brand, all of which boast a playful burst of patterns. The bucket hat makes a much appreciated appearance, as does the classic fitted cap and the flexible 5 panel cap. Also included in the mix are fun ties, vibrant umbrellas, funky laptop covers and updated lady cravats. Each piece in the collection was handmade in South Africa. Head to the Babatunde website to shop these pieces, and keep up with the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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