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.