I grew up with a variety of straw storage baskets coming and going in our households. Some were handmade, while others manufactured at mass much like a lot of things in life today. So to discovered this old favourite updated into modernity using handcrafting skills from a small company of women in Ghana, is a dream come true.
A A K S, established in 2014 by Ghanaian native, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, is in fact a sustainably considered accessories brand based in Ghana. Creating handcrafted handbags, made by women of Ghana using inherited weaving techniques incorporating raffia and finished off with leather, A A K S has subsequently launched a home accessories range of woven floor storage baskets.
Hip hip fashion hooray!
Now you home can get a gifted, considered and beautiful update with a A A K S basket for your bedroom and bathroom. The baskets currently come in two (2) sizes: Small and Large. The baskets are crafted from colourful woven straw, producing them in a variety of colours.
So if you’re looking for an easy-going, yet timeless update for your home, I recommend a couple of these A A K S floor storage baskets. Not only are you supporting your home with a great buy, but you’re also supporting sustainable production on the African continent.