THE ESSENCE OF AFRICA
Driven by a deep passion for Africa, its people and its ways, Ashanti is a contemporary celebration of traditional craft. From how we source our materials, to the way our products are made and who makes them, our business proudly represents the resourcefulness, vibrance and outlook of this colourful continent.
A WEALTH OF RESOURCEFULNESS
Our signature Ashanti fabric is hand-woven from the fibres of perfectly good fabric that would otherwise be sent to landfill. We work with incredible craftsmen living out in rural villages. The tools and techniques they use have been passed down through many generations. It’s a truly amazing way of life that humbles and inspires us.
YOURS IS THE ONLY ONE
Because all our products are lovingly handmade to the highest quality standards, every single item is original. No two are quite the same – yours is the only one! As an owner of an Ashanti design, you too become woven into a community where your choice of style is kind and conscious.
HEAD, HEART AND CRAFT
The spirit of Africa can’t be explained, it can only really be felt. We see beauty in its chaos,
survival in its resourcefulness and triumph in its consistent inconsistencies. That’s why everything we do is based on three pillars of sustainability:
Environmental, Social and Economical. And much like a solid cast iron potjie pot,
we need all three legs to stand.
Making something out of nothing is at the heart of the African way. In a year we sorted, stripped and tied (wait for it) 19 million six hundred thousand meters of colourful weft thread. Then we weaved it into 62,000 meters of our signature fabric. All by hand. To think that would have been landfill! We’re fully committed to being eco-conscious.
We aren’t much without the artisans we collaborate with. The techniques and tools they use to make our goods have been passed down for decades. It’s an amazing culture that we’re proud to share with the world. By bringing our contemporary style to their traditional workmanship, we keep an incredible craft alive and help future generations succeed.
This is Africa! Our artisans lead particularly modest lives, based pretty much in the middle of nowhere. We believe in doing our best to strengthen their livelihoods and in making a positive ‘Afronomical’ contribution at large. From craftsmen to transportation partners and manufacturers, the Ashanti team is all-African.
This is our super comfy ‘single seater’. The Beanbag is flat packed and can be filled with 370 liter polyballs which you can search locally online.
Payment can be made using Paypal.
If you want to return your purchase you can do so within 14 days after the package has been delivered to the delivery address. In order to process your return correctly, make sure you include a note containing your name and send it back to the address listed on the package. We will refund you what you paid for but not the delivery or return charge.
If you wish to exchange your item, please send back the originally purchased item and re-order the item of your liking. If you need any help please contact us.
Most items will be shipped within 1-3 working days per registered mail. The buyer will receive a notification once the package has been send. You are able to trace the parcel with a tracking code.
Your refund will either be credited to the original purchaser’s credit card or bank, and will exclude shipping costs when applicable (with the exception of faulty items). If your order has been sent to a destination within the EU, all sales taxes will be refunded. Outside the EU, customs duties and sales taxes are non-refundable through Philosophie. Please note card refunds may take up to 10 business days for your bank to complete, depending on their processing time. This can vary greatly between card issuers, and unfortunately we are unable to influence this.