AAKS

Oroo Natural

$289
FREE SHIPPING
PARTNER OF 1% FOR THE PLANET
SHIPPING IS CARBON OFFSET
ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE GUARANTEES

Sustainable

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, and it’s time we rethink the materials, processes, and packaging used to create our beloved purchases. This is why we’ve done the upfront legwork and vetted our brands to ensure that our planet’s health is top of mind for them as well.

Woman-Owned

Women lift up half of the sky - by investing in women, you’re assisting in the process of creating more wealth for families and communities. The successes of women shape the way young girls see themselves as they develop into leaders, and it's essential for the world to provide leaders that mirror half of the population. 

Toxic Free

The secret behind the beauty, personal-care, and fashion industry is that they’re virtually unregulated, and therefore, allowed to use untested chemicals in their products. Exposure to these ingredients can be harmful overtime, and that’s why we’ve vetted each and every single one of these brands to ensure that they’re up to standards for those looking for a cleaner beauty routine or may be more sensitive to harsh ingredients.

Ethical

Here at ourCommonplace, all brands have our ethical stamp of approval, which encompasses decent working conditions, treatment of workers, and fair-wages. Through providing a platform for purchasing ethical goods and ensuring all brands uphold ethical standards, we hope to take us towards a more equitable and just world.

BIPOC-Owned

We believe in uplifting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities by empowering their businesses. By choosing to allocate your purchasing power to BIPOC-owned businesses, you're not only strengthening local BIPOC communities — you're also contributing to shrinking the racial wealth gap, fostering job creation, and propelling diverse representation across consumer industries.

Cruelty Free

Animal tests are often painful and cause the suffering and deaths of millions of animals every year. Having this stamp of approval means that no animals were tested on, harmed or killed in the process of making the product. When you opt in for cruelty-free brands, you’re opting out of animal testing, and investing in clean products that are made for the benefit of your body, animals, and the environment.

A quintessential piece for summer, our 'Oroo' tote is handwoven from durable raffia using traditional techniques. This well-sized style is fully lined that can be tied at the top to secure your belongings. Use it to carry your vacation essentials or for a work day.

  • Size: H 40cm x W 42cm

  • Woven Raffia and 100% leather detailing

  • 100% Linen and Wool Lining

  • One inner pocket

  • Drawstring Closure

  • Handcrafted in Ghana

AAKS produces raffia bags handmade by a women’s cooperative in Northern Ghana. The brand produces luxurious handmade accessories using ethical processes inspired by old-age craft traditions, which are not often seen beyond the borders of Ghana.

Using skills and techniques that are unique to 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 fingerprints of the person who fashioned it and a signature tag is added to prove authenticity. 

Since launching in September 2014, Akosua, AAKS founder, has showcased her work internationally in Paris, London, New York, Milan, Johannesburg and Cape Town. She has also been shortlisted as an emerging designer from Africa by Vogue Italia and has been featured on publications such as Vogue, Elle Decoration, Forbes Woman Africa, and Harpers Bazaar to name a few.
SHIPPING

Please note that all orders ships directly from our partners to you and each partner has policies unique to its boutique.

For AAKS - All shipping is free with carbon offset! All orders will be processed within 3 business days of order placement. For this internationally based brand, item(s) will arrive at your doorstep within 5-10 days once shipped.

After you've placed your order, you'll receive an order confirmation in your inbox. Once your order has been shipped, you'll receive an additional email with tracking number.

RETURNS

For AAKS - For full priced items, if you don’t 100% love the item, let us know, and we’ll gladly accept the item(s) within 14 days of purchase for a flat $6 fee for each boutique. Discounts above 40% are not eligible for returns. Please refer to this page for instructions and details to our returns & exchange policy.

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