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AAKS, a critically-acclaimed design brand founded by Ghanaian designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, exists to shine a light on Ghana’s skilled women weavers, bringing their talents to centerstage while creating a sustainable job market within their communities. ‘Weaving for Change’ is the brand’s home décor project which focuses on preserving the artisan trade of the Tuareg community—many whom are living as refugees in Burkina Faso. Each beautiful and handcrafted lamp generates awareness, income and job creation for these resilient and gifted women and their families.

Aaks supports

empowerment
natural
poverty
underprivileged
community
craft

Gender Advocacy

This company supports women by encouraging female leadership and creating a safe, equitable work environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

Natural Materials

This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.

Poverty Reduction

This brand ensures a living wage for its supply chain workers, while also providing opportunities for acceleration, professional development and leadership.

Marginalized Communities

A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.

Community Engagement

This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.

Heritage Craft Preservation

This product supports the preservation of heritage crafts and enables artisans to create sustainable livelihoods through their traditional skills

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Oude Lamp

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Bella Lamp

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Ihaya Lamp

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