"It is really easy to get wrapped up in the planning of your business but sometimes you have to know what you want and just go for it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin now!"
- Akosua Afriyie-Kumi is the founder of AAKS, a company in Ghana that hand-crafts luxurious handbags from raffia and leather, using ancient weaving skills. Akosua started her business with the goal of introducing the world to her favourite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs for women. Akosua studied fashion at Kingston University London and she is connected to every stage of the design and production process to oversee and ensure that her company's products are imbued with the spirit and soul worthy of the A A K S stamp.