Akosua Afriyie –Kumi’s Weaving Designs Tells A Unique Story.

AAKS was founded by entrepreneur Akosua Afriyie-Kumi 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. Handcrafted in Ghana, AAKS creates bags in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts characterized by bright exuberant colors. The essence of AAKS design philosophy is a complex combination of thoughts, design element which come from a critical attention to craftsmanship, authenticity and ethical values in their production; while having a strong sense of identity and quality. Each collection silhouette is unique and tells a different story through detail, color and shape. Akosua is connected to every stage of the design and production process to oversee and ensure that the end result is imbued with the spirit and soul worthy of the AAKS stamp. 

The AAKS Spring/Summer19 Collection of exciting accessories includes:

COMO BLOOM – An elevated take on a summer essential, our Como Bloom bag is crafted in a rectangular silhouette with contrasting soft tones of reds and pinks. It features an interior pocket and topped with dual handles.

PELKA – An elevated take on a summer essential the Pelka clutch bag has a fold over silhouette which comes in a natural colour with orange and navy with a tribal edge. It comes with a long shoulder strap that can be detached and double up as a clutch bag.

SINSI NATURAL – The Sinsi Natural is your new ‘must have’ for the summer. This perfectly sized bag is crafted in a two tone stripe detail of natural and navy. The effortless shape will keep all your little essentials in place.

Sharing my story behind AAKS is always exciting and hearing sound advice and feedbacks from people with different backgrounds is a real bonus. I also had the chance to chat with the other designers and entrepreneurs invited to showcase their work. Telling our stories as African women entrepreneurs and being allowed to do so in front of a receptive audience is genuinely beneficial. They say the future is female, don’t they?

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