Sisters take on fashion giants

Sisters take on fashion giants
SUSTAINABLE FASHION: Ako and Yaa Bekoe are producing organic clothing Photo credit: Ako and Yaa Bekoe

SISTERS Ako (30) and Yaa (26) Bekoe believe that inexpensive throwaway clothing is long past its sell-by date.

They moved from London to Javea with their parents in 2002 and wish to help guide others to a “greener” way of life.

Growing up on the Costa Blanca they developed a deep appreciation for the


natural beauty of coastal Spain, plus the ecosystems it supports.

They became vegetarians, developed a love of yoga and an interest in ethical business practices from a young age.

Ako says, “My sister and I began to look online for organic clothing that reflected our beliefs. We knew that the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution so we didn’t want to wear fast fashion.”

They wanted to invest in long-term wardrobe staples, but couldn’t find anything that embodied their style.

“We began to think maybe we could source and produce our own range of clothing and accessories and so Nao Naï was born.”

They are a small team of women, sisters and friends who share a love for all things natural.

“Sustainability for us is more than an outer attitude. Since the pandemic, this past year has given us time to reflect and now, more than ever, it’s time for conscious shopping,” Ako and Bekoe said.

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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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