Made in Ghana: Fashion Designer Launches Ethically-Made Luxury Accessories

A A K S produces raffia bags handmade by a women’s cooperative in Bolgatanga, northern Ghana. The brand produces luxurious handmade accessories using ethical processes and age-old craft traditions, are not often seen beyond the borders of Ghana. However Ghanaian fashion designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi wants the world to see how luxury and quality can grow from traditional designs and is using A A K S to change perceptions of Africa through fashion.

A A K S 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.  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 finger prints of the person who fashioned it and a signature tag is added to prove authenticity.

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Akuchi is an emerging Ghanaian brand taking colour, cuts and shapes to the next level. Just recently, Akuchi showed her exquisite collection at the GLITZ AFRICAN FASHION WEEK held in Accra some weeks ago. Please enjoy the Jadeite Collection and make your order whiles stock last.