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Bamboo socks with African pride

Akụkọ means “story” in igbo. We create space for African stories and make sustainable socks to carry our messages to the world. Designed in Sweden with love.

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ABOUT OGENE

The collection is inspired by Ogene, a musical instrument but also a tool used by town criers to call for gatherings in Igbo communities of easten Nigeria. As our ancestors gathered by the sound of the ogene, we extend a hand of friendship and call on you all to our various platforms to tell our individual stories to the world.

Visit akukoworld.com to read more stories and to learn more about Akụkọ's vision.
Ogene Classic

Feeling unnoticed? Do not worry!
Announce your presence with the  sleek Ogene Classic. The first of its kind.

Our socks are sustainably made in bamboo to boost your confidence and keep your feet cozy at all times. Available in Dress and Ankle models.

Ogene Diamond

In this era of conformity, let your shine come through just like a diamond. Lighten up your mood with our vibrant Ogene Diamond.

Our socks are sustainably made in bamboo to boost your confidence and keep your feet cozy at all times. Available in Dress and Ankle models.

Ogene Vibes

With a touch of Ogene vibes to your style, your day will certainly be filled with positive energy.
That captivating African vibes!

Our socks are sustainably made in bamboo to boost your confidence and keep your feet cozy at all times. Available in Dress and Ankle models.

Bamboo: for the quality and the environment

Akụkọ wants to strengthen communities, and that includes all part of the production chain. That's why we have chosen to produce our socks in bamboo. Cotton cultivation is infamous for its depravation of land and heavy use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and excessive use of water, which has destroyed and displaced local communities all over the world.

Bamboo textile is very soft and gives a luxury feeling. It requires less washing than most cotton are noted to keep their bright colors significantly longer. Bamboo also helps regulating the body temperature, it keeps you warm in cold climates and cool in warmer environments. This is due to its breathability and high absorption abilities. Also, the fiber is odour resistant and anti-bacterial.

Our socks are made of 80% bamboo and are produced by our friends at a Malmö based company. To have full control over the production and working conditions, they are running their own sustainable socks knitting unit in Bangladesh.

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