Thinking about it, the retail/consumer habits in Nigeria has never given much room for local brands to shine. Most people crave the luxuries of foreign brands, and in order to sell, retailers readily comply to demand. Which is why discovering Okapi was a memorable moment.
Made in South Africa, these luxurious pieces are carefully designed and hand crafted by artisans in the continent and is designed to grow with it’s owner in meaning and character over time.
The core collection named after three African goddesses; Lamia, Ayesha and Oya are classic and timeless, drawing inspiration from the unique beauty of Africa.
As a brand that does not believe in fast fashion, but rather in owning carefully selected pieces which will be customizable, every element of the brand is entirely traceable, sustainable and ethically sourced.
100% of the chains, horns, labels, leathers, lining and packaging is made & sourced in Southern Africa and are designed to last a lifetime. All photography and production is also done locally.
The ethos behind Okapi bags is to produce luxurious, artisanal accessories handmade entirely in Africa, creating job opportunities and growth while striving for exceptional quality and an understated, timeless appeal.
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