Written by Summer Johnson
Designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi is behind the high-end sustainable accessory company, A A K S. Her company creates jobs in Ghana — from the farmers who produce the textiles to the weavers of her lovely designs. Afriyie-Kumi’s Ghanaian-inspired weave designs come to life in rich colors that reflect her drive and enthusiasm. Her line of purses have us at Upward swooning to take along on our next trip or wear over our beach wear. A A K S products are supplied to specialty stores worldwide, including Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.