Meet the designer
Akosua Afriyie-Kumi Studio, or A A K S, introduces the world to her favorite weaving techniques and couture by the women of Ghana. Simple straw is elevated to sophisticated silhouettes by the hands of skilled Ghanaian craftswomen, to create each collection of striking handbags. Akosua designs each silhouette to tell a unique story through detail, shape, and bright and exuberant color. Since launching in 2014, A A K S has been produced sustainably and exclusively in Ghana, and is stocked globally in stores including Anthropologie, Bloomingdale's, J.Crew, and Nordstrom, amongst others.