The AAKS Bag Line is Communally Handwoven in Africa

By: Jordy E  - Dec 11, 2014
References: aaksonline & missmoss.co.za
The AAKS bag line is communally handwoven by a group of women in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Founder Akosua Afriyie-Kumi discovered a need for the purses while traveling to London for her studies in art and design.

By producing her line in her African homestead, Afriye-Kumi hopes to embolden the "Made in Ghana" tag. She is doing so by infusing the designation with her own sense of luxury, modernity and style, instantly apparent in the items which feature stripes of blue, black, red and beige, all put together seamlessly.

Central to these AAKS items is the use of raffia fabric, a material that is rife with ethical import. The substance imbues the collection with a sense of authenticity and high value that makes the purses ideal for investment.