A.A.K.S

 "My ethos is to preserve traditional techniques by combining them with modern design and usability. My weavers and I bring empowerment, passion and durability to each creation. I hope that my brand will help to contribute to the revival and sustenance of weaving as a thriving art"

About A.A.K.S.

AAKS was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi in 2014 with the goal of introducing the world to her favorite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa. Today, AAKS is a team of 13 based in its design studio in Kumasi, Ghana.

The brand tells an exciting story of Ghana, offering a different perspective of Africa as a whole. The visual inspiration behind every design is reflected through the images of Ghana and the crafters as they create these handbags shared by Akosua on social media. She is building an African brand ethically and conscientiously one handbag at a time.

After interning and working with fashion designers such as Peter Pilotto, Matthew Williamson and William Tempest in London, Akosua embarked on her own path in 2013 to set up AAKS in Ghana. Against all the odds AAKS is a brand that seeks to showcase the unlimited possibilities for the fashion and textile industries in Ghana. Using skills and techniques that are unique to this part of Ghana, craftsmanship is the foundation of this luxury brand.

The raffia bags handcrafted by a core of 50 weavers in Northern Ghana using ecologically harvested raffia from farmers and families in the region. A sophisticated non-chemical dyeing process is formulated to create the bright exuberant colors. It takes approximately one week to complete a handbag, which attests to an unwavering dedication to modern style and interpretations using traditional methods. Made by hand each bag bears the fingerprints of the person who fashioned it and a signature tag is added to prove authenticity. 

AAKS employs 13 people in its design studio in Kumasi and works with 50 weavers in Northern Ghana to produce its iconic raffia bags in exuberant colors. 

With every purchase of an AAKS bag you not only support the growth of the brand but WLP also directly contributes its profits to providing access to clean water and electricity to the communities of the weavers behind each bag.

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Ambi Noir A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Ambi Noir A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Ambi Noir A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Ambi Noir A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project

Ambi Noir

90.00 EUR
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Lisi Bucket A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lisi Bucket A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lisi Bucket A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lisi Bucket A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lisi Bucket A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project

Lisi Bucket

120.00 EUR
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Hana Mini Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Hana Mini Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Hana Mini Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Hana Mini Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project

Hana Mini Blue

95.00 EUR
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Oroo Natural A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Oroo Natural A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Oroo Natural A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project

Oroo Natural

230.00 EUR
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Lamé Ruffle Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lamé Ruffle Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lamé Ruffle Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lamé Ruffle Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Lamé Ruffle Blue A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project

Lamé Ruffle Blue

135.00 EUR
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Baw Pot Dot A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Baw Pot Dot A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Baw Pot Dot A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Baw Pot Dot A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project
Baw Pot Dot A.A.K.S. Bag - White Label Project

Baw Pot Dot

110.00 EUR
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