AAKS BLACK OWNED LUXURY HANDBAGS

Luxury bags from iconic, sustainable Ghanaian design house AAKS.

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    AAKS BLACK OWNED LUXURY HANDBAGS

    Akosua Afryie-Kumi is the founder and master mind behind this black owned luxury handbags line AAKS. Afryie-Kumi grew up in Ghana. She used baskets for everything and often found herself thinking of ways the baskets could be improved. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Afryie-Kumi soon found herself exploring a vibrant color palate and raffia as a material to make her own basket bags. Using this organic, natural, renewable and biodegradable material made perfect sense, and the black owned luxury handbags brand, AAKS, was born. The design philosophy of AAKS is based on craftsmanship, authenticity and ethical values. Each piece from this black owned luxury handbags company tells a story of where it came from while simultaneously expressing its modernity. Afriyie-Kumi oversees every stage of production to ensure that her products are worthy of the brand's mission. Special designs from this black owned luxury handbag maker include variations in textures, shapes and colors. She has show the world the unique possibilities of weaving while also creating a sustainable job source for local weavers. AAKS handbags have been featured in Travel + Leisure and InStyle Magazine.

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