We value collaborating and connecting with creatives to design modern objects with age-old techniques by supporting artisan communities to make them."
Michael Nana Beyin Gyan & Maria Bernat Astorga
Aketekete is a newly started design brand based in Ghana known for its signature handmade baskets, bags, and jewelry. They work closely with local artisan communities in the design and production process, only using natural fibers for their bags & baskets and recycled & locally sourced beads for the jewelry.
4 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES
TEAM: 4 full-time employees.
LOCATION: Accra, Ghana.
MATERIALS: Straw, 24k gold plated brass, sterling silver, brass, recycled glass, over-stock / upcycled cotton or linen.
TECHNIQUE: Basketweave, recycled jewelry, glass beads.
IMPACT: Create fair jobs for artisans by assuring a regular income and fair prices to help the development of the communities.
we work with
communities of artisans
We base our production in different communities in Sumbrungu, Yikene, Zaare, and Gambibigo where mostly women work with us.
They share techniques, ideas, and inspiration; with the designers, they explore the creative process as a team. Our artisans are exceptionally talented and committed members. Often, we see our products pass through the hands of multiple artisans working in collaboration to deliver the finest final product.