Aki Ashe is the author of The Power of Dressing and The Power of Perception, and a Coloring Book as well as a speaker, and entrepreneur who has worked in the menswear and publishing industries. For the last pass several years Aki Ashe has been mentoring and teaching high school and college students throughout New York City the importance of dressing for success and entrepreneurship. Ashe believes clothing communication is one of the first forms of contacts that people will make their judgments of you.
Aki Ashe’s Mission Statement:
"To help and be of service to others to make the world a better place."
Author | Fashion Designer | Philanthropist | Entrepreneur
Aki Ashe first started out by starting his own neckwear company that would create alumni neckwear for colleges and universities. From his exposure in the education system, he started to teach classes on business communication and entrepreneurship. He began the classes by preparing handwritten worksheets that he would outline the topics he would discuss that day. From the growing interest of his topics in the school system, he wanted to share his topics and world experience with a boarder audience and writing actual complete manuscripts.
In 2020, Aki Ashe developed the Aki Ashe Scholarship Fund, which is a fund that will provide financial support to students attending college in the form of a scholarship. The scholarship is issued on a yearly basis to students who qualify around the United States and is distributed directly to their school of choice. (Scholarship Donation)
Aki Ashe resides in the New York City Area and is currently designing his ready to wear menswear collection. And has a vision of distributing his line thru major retailers globally. (Menswear Brand)
Featured on news platforms:
AM New York Newspaper, 2015
CUNY, City University of New York, 2016
CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2017
Spectrum News 12, 2017
News 12 Local News, 2017
Pix 11 News, 2017
NYC Department of Education, 2017
Barnes & Noble Retailers, 2018
St. Francis College, 2018
Robert J. McGuire Scholarship Fund, 2018
iHeart Radio, 2018
Succhi Podcast, 2018
Community outreach is one of the most essential parts of belonging to a community. Being a New York native, Aki Ashe always found the importance in helping those in need. This is why he became affiliated with such important and recognized groups such as Feeding America and the YMCA. Bringing joy and showing support to the less fortunate has always been a duty of his that he takes on with great pride and responsibility. Aki Ashe supports numerous charities throughout the world.
Some ways in which he has contributed in these mentioned organizations are by volunteering in the food drives and soup kitchens. Aki Ashe also was a part of creating enrichment events for the youth at the YMCA. Aki Ashe has a goal of starting a non-profit corporation that will include providing mentoring and financial literacy education to underserved and at risk populations.