Let your style tell your story! Akuko premium quality bamboo socks let you express your style and story with every step. Akuko means “story” in igbo. With our roots in Nigeria and our feet in Sweden we create space for African stories and make sustainable and vibrant statement socks to carry our messages to the world.
Whether you want to add a colorful twist to your corporate wear, vibe up your streetstyle or add some style to your gym outfit, Akuko socks will make sure your day will be filled with positive energy.
Comfortable, stylish and uniquely Afrocentric – the Ogene collection is available in ankle, dress and athletic fits.
Stories that empower
Akukos first collection is inspired by Ogene, a musical instrument but also a tool used by the town crier to call for gatherings in Igbo communities of easten Nigeria. All collections are carefully designed to tell stories that enlightens and empowers. These will be published on our website and social media in form of written words, pictures, illustrations, animations, videos and books.
Read more about the Ogene collection on our webpage:
Models & Styles
* Dress Socks, 15 styles
* Ankle Socks, 15 styles
* Athletic Socks, 5 styles
Sizes (EU shoe size)
* Kids: 30-35
* Medium: 37-39
* Large: 40-43
* X-Large: 44-46
Bamboo: for the quality and the environment
Akuko 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.