Bamboo socks with African pride
Our first collection is available now. Comfortable, stylish and uniquely African - the Ogene collection is available in ankle, dress and athletic fits. Visit our webshop to explore them all and find the vibe that fits you best.
What if a pair of socks could start a conversation?
Socks that empower
Akụkọ means story in igbo language. With our roots in Nigeria and our feet in Sweden, we create vibrant bamboo socks that carries stories which connects the African diaspora with the motherland. Through storytelling, aesthetics, movement and style we celebrate and highlight “Afropresentism” - the black presence in diaspora.
Sustainable production & local partnership
The socks are produced by our friends at a Malmö based company. The founders are Swedes with African and Bangladeshi roots respectively. To have full control over the production and working conditions, they are running their own sustainable socks knitting unit in Bangladesh.
Bamboo: for the quality & the climate
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.