akrasiboutique

African inspired handmade accessories.

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Last updated on 22 Feb, 2021

Welcome to my shop!

Akrasiboutique offers a complimentary gift with every order and all items come with free delivery to the UK and free delivery on orders over $35 to the US!

Please note due to current situation we are experiencing shipping delays...
👇
Link up on pinterest or instagram @akrasiboutique and join my mailing list <http://eepurl.com/gw3Zgn> for a 15% discount, previews, style tips, and specials on upcoming goodies!

www.akrasiboutique.com

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"Check out our collection of copper and bronze drop earrings with kente and ankara detail!"
"These tasty ankara alchemy mash up drop earrings have just arrived at #akrasiboutique and I made 4 of these beauties so go treat yourself or a loved one for mothers day or #internationalwomensday !"
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About akrasiboutique

Sales 322
On Etsy since 2018

All items are handmade in small batches using the highest quality wax prints to create unique and stylish accessories you won't find anywhere else.

Akrasi is a Ghanaian name meaning the heart of a soul. It is my grandmother’s name and the home of handmade, bespoke accessories using the highest quality African wax print. Inspired by 50/60’s African fashion nostalgia, yet quintessentially British with a London accent, Akrasi was born from the desire to create unique hair and clothing accessories that are quirky, classic and stylish.

Akrasi is a zero waste design boutique. I source distinctive and colourful textiles from remnants, (cuttings that remain at the end of a roll) making most of our pieces one of kind.

Growing up, my mother was a dress maker producing bespoke traditional Ghanaian costumes for special occasions. I was always fascinated by the tools of the trade, the cutting board, beautiful wax print fabrics that dance with colour and the magical item that would one day be mine.... The Singer sewing machine.

The traditional costumes of Ghana are not just beautiful. Ghana’s ancient heritage and culture influence the designs, fabrics, intricate patterns and have been used by Ghanaians for centuries as they carry the old knowledge and tradition. Alongside this, because these textiles are created using printed wax technique the colour remains lively, doesn't fade and brightens the tone for all. These products are made using a combination of hand stitching, sewing machine and I’ve been influenced by the Japanese 'kanzashi' style to create the cloth flowers.

I enjoy using the Singer machine not only because quality lasts, but also its historical significance. In the 30's when Singer came out as the first professional sewing machine available to the masses, it encouraged independent machinists to experiment with designs and created a source of independence for women. Years later my Singer sewing machine works to create unique contemporary accessories.

This season features a range of exclusive items to complete your outfit ranging from headband ties, bun ties, clips and brooches to cufflinks and pocket squares.

Currently introducing, barrette clips for your hair and button pins to wear on your coat!

These handmade accoutrements will compliment both traditional and western dress.

Please browse the shop where you will find that special something to make your outfit pop, or even the perfect set for a gift!

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  • Joyce Akrasi

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Last updated on 20 Feb, 2019
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