Our Story

Yaa Chic is the expression of the purpose driven women making a bold statement in life through purpose and fashion!

Yaa Chic is a mission-driven clothing and lifestyle brand that believes in the power of fashion to not only make people look and feel great but also to drive positive economic change. We sell unique, high-quality, on-trend, West African-inspired women’s clothing and accessories for everyday wear or special occasions.

At the heart of Yaa Chic is a celebration of purpose-driven women who aspire to make a bold statement both in their lives and through their fashion choices. Our designs are not merely garments; they are expressions of individuality and statements of empowerment. We curate collections that resonate with the beauty, uniqueness and resilience of women who seek to leave a positive imprint on the world.

At Yaa Chic we offer a wide range of stylish and high-quality clothing and accessory items that are made using traditional West African textiles. We are committed to creating jobs by primarily employing West African women-owned manufactures, while using a percent of profits to support local and global initiatives in education and youth development.

The brand is created by Ghanaian- American founder and visionary Stephanie and inspired by the incredible women in her life. They are women using their individual God given gifts in service to impact their communities. They are you, she is you! Women boldly living in purpose. Much like African fabric which is bold and filled with bright colors and patterns. Each African print tells a different story of particular significance and represents different cultures. Each woman who wears Yaa Chic has a story and has purpose!

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

The meaning behind the name! “Yaa” is a nod to founder of Yaa Chic Stephanie Akuorkor (Second Born Twin girl) sisters, Yaa Obenewa (Thursday Born Girl) and twin sister Mary-Anne Akweley (First Born Twin Girl) ! YAA represents all three of their Ghanaian names. Chic is defined as elegantly and stylishly fashionable, which represents the design and aesthetic of the clothing brand.

When you wear Yaa Chic, you wear a story. We invite you to join us in this journey, where fashion becomes a force for good, and every stitch tells a tale of empowerment.

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy your Yaa Chic products! 

Stephanie, XOXO