The AAKS brand celebrates the craftsmanship of African artisans. Together with the Ethical Fashion Initiative, Akosua participated in a mentorship trip to Burkina Faso where she received feedback and guidance from Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani and Simonetta Gianfelici. She also met with fellow emerging African designers and presented her collection at the IED Moda graduate show in Milan July 2014.