Women spend billions of dollars every year on hand bags. Many of the top designers’ bags are sold for thousands of dollars each. Some of the “elite” designers, such as Gucci, are multi-billion dollar companies. So where do Black handbag compaines fit in? Glad you asked! Check out our list of amazing Black owned handbag companies. Help support these talented designers by sharing this article with your friends and maybe buying a bag or two.
A A K S was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, with the goal of introducing the world to her favorite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana, while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa. Handcrafted in Ghana, A A K S creates bags in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts characterized by bright, exuberant colors.
The essence of A A K S design philosophy is a complex combination of thoughts, design elements, which come from critical attention to craftsmanship, authenticity and ethical values in their production; while having a strong sense of identity and quality. Each collection silhouette is unique and tells a different story through detail, color and shape. Akosua is connected to every stage of the design and production process, to oversee and ensure that the end result is imbued with the spirit and soul worthy of the A A K S stamp. (More Info)