Although most don't come with care instructions, we all know not to put our print accessories in the wash. So then where does that leave your favourite piece? Neglected at the bottom of your jewellery box? Well, not anymore...
Let's introduce you to the accessory heavy weights who protect the ankara in their designs, so that you don't have to!
Handmade from the finest materials inlcuding precious metal, precious stones, resin and textiles (such as wax printed textiles - Ankara), the bold Joansu Women and Joansu Heros (Men) collections are limited edition to guarantee your exclusivity.
Designing alternately from her ateliers in London and Paris, designer Adjoa Acquah's vision behind the Joansu brand is to explore the impressions of travel and movement on the creative design process and in so doing, fuses her two great loves.
We especially love pieces from Joansu's Africanista Conversations:
AFRICAN PRINT COLLECTIONS: DREAMS/BROWN SUGAR/BUTTERFLY/FASTFORWARD/DRUM.
PRICES START FROM £30/$48
The brain child of Ugonna Hosten, accessories from Ugo's boutique are made from wax print oil cloth meaning they're practically waterproof and can be wiped clean if needed. As described by the London based accessories label "UGO is the very first of its kind; to offer oilcloth bags using traditional African fabrics. We describe ourselves as an afro-pop fashion accessories label, presenting you with exceedingly delicious arm candy.
"We know how discerning you are and how important it is for you to have that exclusive, high-quality, statement piece that gorgeously accents your outfit."
And what a statement these are:
|Concentrics Leather Embossed Compact Frame Purse|
|Figure 8 Leather Embossed Compact Frame Purse|
|Blue Berries Structured shopper|
|Floral Havana Kente Print Structured shopper|
|Figure 8 Oil cloth and Leather trimmed Satchel|
|Sunkissed Sparrow Oil cloth and Leather trimmed Satchel|
|Sunkissed Sparrow Leather Tassled Bucket Bag|
|Sunkissed Sparrow Compact Framed Wallet|
With a focus on creating high quality footwear and accessories for women, the French brand Miry by Carpe Diem deliver the most perfect high gloss ankara finish on the products in their line:
We LOVE - Original, Beautiful, Indestructible, Unique African Print!
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