f*ck fast fashion, f*ck inequality.


AGOJI Studio wasn't born from a fleeting inspiration.The story started in Ghana. Here, I taught a young deaf woman how to sew. I realised the fashion industry's transparency issues in Europe, alongside the opportunity that Africa’s tailoring sector presented.By 2019, the idea evolved within a collection crafted with two Ghanaian women. That initial creation inspired to me to pursuit the idea. When moving to Lisbon for my masters, I met Linda, Hannes, Luis, and Andy. Together, we took the idea and hammered out the details for AGOJI Studio.

Doing research about the fashion industry's impact, we learned about ecological and social crises born from the industry; but it was the lack of empowerment in sub-Saharan communities that got our attention. That’s where the idea germinated: a fusion of sustainable fashion and development cooperation in economies that the industry often overlooks. And so, our journey started — from scrunchies to handbags, from Ghana to Uganda, each iteration a leap towards our final product.

In Uganda, we visited production sites, farmers and seamstresses. We chose to make bags from the remnants of a t-shirt factory in Kampala, intertwining our commitment to the environment with our dedication to empower communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

The final product — a bag fashioned from leftovers — is not just an accessory. It's the culmination of months of prototyping, negotiating, and overcoming cultural barriers.

Today, AGOJI Studio is more than a brand; it's a response to the call for conscious consumption and a stand for the empowerment of communities that fashion forgot. From the streets of Uganda to the living room in Lisbon where we now quality test and package our bags, AGOJI Studio is a journey of pursuit. It's the story of a bag, but also of the lives we touch, the industry we shake up, and the planet we vow to protect.