About Us

ARWAY (Ah-way) means beautiful in KRU a local language in Liberia. The KRUS are not unique to Liberia, as they can be found in different communities around West Africa, with slight variation in the language. 

ARWAY bags and accessories are made from the finest West African Ankara and leather, to ensure durability. Our staff travels around West Africa to handpick cloths, skins, and wood that make our luxury bags and accessories unique. We are proud to work with Liberian artisans in various sectors to create unique couture bags.
ARWAY stands for authentic African style, enduring craftsmanship, and innovation. Since the beginning of time Africans live of the land, we cannot stray from tradition, but find means of modernizing and helping our tribes keep with tradition. Thus, we buy skins directly from local hunters, contributing to their livelihoods. We believe it is important Liberia continues to maintain a low carbon emission record; we strive to use materials that were produced locally or were recycled when feasible. 

ARWAY collections are inspired by various tribal groups (Mande, Mel, and Kru) and individuals in Liberia, and the authenticity of their traditions. Each item is handmade and may show slight imperfections that are natural to the wood, leather, and handwoven cloth. Over time with constant use the beauty of your product will be revealed!
Inspired by the active ones in our lives. Ankara and wooden accessories for adventurous little ones who love to move!!

The Bassas are located on the coast and were one of the first ethnic groups to interact with foreigners. They are known to be great Servicers. This collection is depicted out of the Bassa's ability to remain salient, but important. The rich and vibrant Ankara Prints are interwoven with snake and iguana skins.

The oldest of the Liberian tribes and they are known to be reserved. Which many interpret as being mean-spirited “When you enter a Gola town no one lives there”. This collection is made of snake /iguana skin, and vibrant colors, which depicts the Golas’ self-reliance ethos.

“Peace was in Heaven until the Krus arrive”. The Krus are known to be the fighters. Always assertive willing to exert themselves and will do anything to protect their own. This collection is made out of crocodile skins for the bold and funky that is embedded within Kru couture.

The Lormas are seen as the loyalist. Lormas are honest, and will always have your back. The Lorma collection is made out of sheep and cow hides, a dash of country cloth and Ankara, versatile in simple hues and style. 

Malik Collection ( UNISEX)
Vibrant hues for bold men, and women who choose to be daring!! These accessories (bags, belts, jewelry, pens, etc) are a combination of leather, wood, Ankara, and animal skins. 

Suakoko Collection
The collection depicts the fire that burned in an impeccable King who defied all social norms in order to set the pace for change in her community. Liberia faces immense issues today what is the fire in you going to change? Hand-painted acrylic designs on leather bags showcasing vast issues many Liberians face daily.

NOTE: Our products are FDA and CITES compliant. 
5ct of every dollar you spend will go to our STRIVE and LOLL programs
Laugh Out Loud Liberia (Live comedy showcasing Liberian comedians, musicians, spoken word artist, poets, etc.).
STRIVE (After school program created to attract youth to participate in stand-up comedy and arts for social change).

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SHIPPING Worldwide shipping is available, but due to the wide array of prices base on location, the price must be negotiated via phone or email to guarantee your satisfaction. Free Shipping and handling on all international orders over 300usd. Free 5 days shipping on orders placed in USA/Liberia. 10usd for two(2)days shipping in the USA RETURNS Not satisfied with your order, return the item(s) in the same condition within 5 business days or only pay $1 restocking fee.


1. All items are unique and handmade, meaning no two items will be exactly alike. Interior/exterior Ankara(African print) of bags will always differ, but styles remain the same. 2. Actual colors can be slightly different than shown in the picture. 3. Please feel free to ask any questions before you purchase to ensure a good experience on both sides. 4. Since this is a small business, all sales will be considered as-is and final - but we will be happy to discuss any issues and try to find an amicable solution where feasible. 5. Taxes are paid per the laws of the host country. 6. Prices online vary from an in-house display, fairs, and private viewing.