Selling clothing and bags
Style is authentic
Selling from €80 to €800
Akaso is a Belgian label and the brainchild of Philippe Vertriest, father of two Ethiopian born daughters and great believer in Africa's creative talent. Taking inspiration from the Kara people who are from Ethiopia and are one of Africa's most authentic tribal people and are reknown for their abstract body painting art : a fascinating act of transformation, using the skin as a canvas and the earth as a palette.
Every single print in the Akaso collection is the exact reproduction of a body painting motif created by a Kara tribe artist on their face and body. Akaso pays each artist as a Western free lance designer. The Kara invests these proceeds in sustainable projects improving the livelihood of the entire Kara tribe community