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.
This product has been crafted with materials that are derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.
This organization includes employees in company operations, management decisions and supply chain, as well as participates actively in local initiatives.
Supporting 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.