AkhuDesigns

Vibrance of Africa

Manchester, United Kingdom · 364 Sales

AkhuDesigns

Vibrance of Africa

Manchester, United Kingdom 364 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(89)

Announcement   Handmade turbans, fashion accessories and clothing inspired by and made using Ankara, batik and other indigenous West African textiles.
CUSTOM MADE ORDERS WELCOME.
WHOLESALE AVAILABLE ON SELECTED ITEMS.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 18, 2017

Handmade turbans, fashion accessories and clothing inspired by and made using Ankara, batik and other indigenous West African textiles.
CUSTOM MADE ORDERS WELCOME.
WHOLESALE AVAILABLE ON SELECTED ITEMS.

Lorene Rhoomes

Contact shop owner

Lorene Rhoomes

Flash Sale Cutie Patootie Dress
Flash Sale Cutie Patootie Dress
$75.95
Flash Sale Budgie Love Swing Dress
Flash Sale Budgie Love Swing Dress
$111.40
Flash Sale Sassy Shirt Dress
Flash Sale Sassy Shirt Dress
$81.02
Flash Sale Swanky Hanky Skirt Set
Flash Sale Swanky Hanky Skirt Set
$35.44
Flash Sale Ankara Skater Skirt
Flash Sale Ankara Skater Skirt
$35.44
Flash Sale Lola Metallic Crop Top
Flash Sale Lola Metallic Crop Top
$20.25
Flash Sale Budgie Love Turban
Flash Sale Budgie Love Turban
$20.25
Flash Sale Batik Baby! Turbans
Flash Sale Batik Baby! Turbans
$17.73
Flash Sale Amber Jane Ankara Wax Turban
Flash Sale Amber Jane Ankara Wax Turban
$15.19
Flash Sale Its a Wrap Headwraps
Flash Sale Its a Wrap Headwraps
$18.74
Flash Sale Festival Fancies
Flash Sale Festival Fancies
$7.60
Flash Sale Scrunchie Surprise!
Flash Sale Scrunchie Surprise!
$3.55
Flash Sale Handwoven Clam Clutch
Flash Sale Handwoven Clam Clutch
$25.32
Flash Sale Ankara Oilcloth Purse
Flash Sale Ankara Oilcloth Purse
$8.10
Flash Sale Ankara Turband
Flash Sale Ankara Turband
$10.13
Flash Sale Queenin' Greetings Cards
Flash Sale Queenin' Greetings Cards
$3.55
Flash Sale Rae Childrens Playsuit
Flash Sale Rae Childrens Playsuit
$25.32
Flash Sale Ella Shopper Bag
Flash Sale Ella Shopper Bag
$25.32
Flash Sale Lil Peeps Turband
Flash Sale Lil Peeps Turband
$5.06
Flash Sale One Love Gift Boxes
Flash Sale One Love Gift Boxes
$30.38

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(89)
emmaaustinuk1

emmaaustinuk1 on Jul 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

lovely design and finish, beautifully packed - many thanks!

Hazel Shaw

Hazel Shaw on Jun 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The top is gorgeous, more structured than I'd appreciated from the photo and the print is fantastic. Thank you !

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Updates

This Saturday you can find me here! Come down for all things family and fun. You can also check out my NEW Upcycled Clothing range and bag a bargain...or twowink

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Flash Sale Rae Childrens Playsuit
Flash Sale Rae Childrens Playsuit
$25.32
NEW AJ TURBANS FOR 2017
NOW IN STOCK!!

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Flash Sale Amber Jane Ankara Wax Turban
Flash Sale Amber Jane Ankara Wax Turban
$15.19
Festival season is almost upon us. Grab yourself the perfect accessory with these NEW Festival Fancies. Headcandy at its finest!!

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Flash Sale Festival Fancies
Flash Sale Festival Fancies
$7.60
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About

Akhu Designs Brings You The Vibrance of Africa!

Come mek we dance to the beat of the drum!!
Singing, swaying, gyrating,celebrating like red hot flames nursing a giant melting pot of the most exquisite food you could only dream of tasting.
Watch the earthy skin tones come alive against the explosions of colour; firecracker red, sunkissed yellow, emerald green, and deep water blues.
What a sight to behold! Who could tire of such endless beauty?
The exquisite cloths with their detailed patterns and abundance of colour calling out to me, beckoning me to come closer and get lost in their world of storytelling.

I oblige.........and now here I stand with my cloth, heart and hands telling stories to you of this far away land.
A nod to my past with a sprinkling of new, July 2012 brought the birth of Akhu!

Shop members

  • Lorene Rhoomes

    Owner, Designer, Hands & Heart

    My relationship with Ankara (African Fabrics) began the very first time Mama used one to tie me to her back as an infant. They are an integral part of who I am. In this shop I share an important part of me with all of you. Welcome!

Production partners

  • Batseru (Indigene Arts Collective)

    Ghana

    Batseru is a basket weaver from Ghana. He is a member of the Indigene Arts Collective. A group of small business owners who all specialise in traditional West African Crafts.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2015
Welcome to Akhu Designs! Bringing you the Vibrance of Africa
The aim of this shop is to educate the masses about the beauty,vibrance and versatility of Ankara (African Fabrics) through different mediums.

At present my shop stocks turbans, soft furnishings and a few fashion items. In the future I hope to add a vanity range, bag range and some stationary items.
Thanks for looking!
Most people when asked about Ankara will mention the flamboyant costumes worn by African women to Weddings, Church and other functions.
However Ankara are much more diverse than that and can be used for most things in our everyday lives.
Through my designs I hope to illustrate this and to draw people in to the beauty of African Fabrics particularly those who would never have considered it before...

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept PayPal, Debit & Credit Card Payments.

CUSTOMS NOTE: Customers ordering outside the UK may be subject to import duties, fees and taxes which are levied after my package reaches your country.

YOU as a buyer are solely responsible for any customs fees and/or taxes.
I am not responsible for any damage caused to your package and/or items caused by customs officials.
Please research your countries import regulations before making your purchase.
Shipping
All purchases will be shipped within 3 working days via 1st Class Signed For (UK Orders Only) via Royal Mail or 1st Class Airmail (Worldwide).
PLEASE NOTE: All purchases made outside of the UK are sent via standard airmail unless the buyer upgrades to international tracked.
Any purchases lost, damaged or stolen via standard airmail are not traceable and therefore are not the responsibility of Akhu Designs. Such items will not be refunded or replaced.
If you wish to know the exact whereabouts of your item at any time, a tracked postal service is recommended. Items sent via this service are covered in the eventuality of theft, loss or damage which occurs en route to the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase I offer a 14 day exchange. Exchanges must be requested within 14 days of purchase only.
Any requests made after this time shall not be granted.