Kua's unique clutch bags were born out of the joy of being able to re-purpose and create something beautiful from every day African print fabrics that, for years, were principally used to make traditional clothing worn by the artist community's Ghanaian mothers and grandmothers.

 

Kua was named after its founder’s mother and is an ode to the authentic woman who is clothed in style, confidence and pride in her culture.

 

From sourcing fabrics in local markets, to training workers with employable skills and passionately investing into the women on whose backs Ghanaian communities are built, Kua is spreading independence and sustainability. 

 

KUA'S MATERIALS

 

LEATHER

Kua sources leather locally from traders of repurposed leather from Italian factories. They mix and match these scrap leather pieces, that would have otherwise ended up in landfills and taken millions of years to decompose, with other materials to make your unique Kua pieces. Kua believes that through fashion and more conscious sourcing of materials, we help prevent the terrible trash disposal problem in Ghana, and the world at large. Kua finds the beauty hidden in trash and help the world to see it one bag at a time.

 

WAX PRINT

Kua sources fabrics from women in the local markets with whom we have formed relationships over the years. These women are a major part of Kua's supply chain, and they love that their wares go into the creation of beautiful accessories that end up in homes all over the world.

 

Resource: https://kuadesigns.com/pages/our-materials

KUA Abena Purse

$150.00 Regular Price
$142.50Sale Price
  • KUA'S STORY

    Inspired by the pure joy of being able to create something meaningful and stunning out of nothing, our first accessory ever created was a minimalistic gold necklace with an intricate handcrafted leaf pendant. A classic piece to be worn by the cultured woman who knows exactly who she is and is proud of it.

    Years later we still make our coveted signature piece and have grown the Kua range to include beaded jewelry, 18K gold jewelry and other coveted products for women. Most popular among them are our unique clutch bags that were born out of the joy of being able to re-purpose and create something beautiful out of every day African print fabrics that, for years, were principally used to make traditional clothing worn by our Ghanaian mothers and grandmothers.

    Kua was named after our founder’s mother and is an ode to the authentic woman who is clothed in style, confidence and pride in her culture.

    From sourcing fabrics in local markets, to training workers with employable skills and passionately investing into the women on whose backs Ghanaian communities are built, we are spreading independence and sustainability. We are constantly “Keeping Us Authentic”.

    At Kua we pride ourselves on the fact that no two products are the same. From our unique stones sourced from around the world, to the real and diverse leaves we use in our gold jewelry, to our locally sourced fabric and leather which are mixed, matched and cut differently, our pieces leave you with the reminder of how truly special and unique you are.

     

    KUA'S STAFF

    Basketful loves that Kua is able to hire young local talent to keep their skills within the Ghanaian economy. Kua staff are trained in employable skills such as craftsmanship, store management and others, and are given the chance to grow in leadership, and to continue supporting their families. It’s great seeing how many have grown over the years to take up new responsibilities in the Kua family.

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