Meet the Sun Trade Team

Vivian Gbortsu- Director & Shop Manager

Vivian has been with Sun Trade Beads from day one- eighteen years ago. Her favorite aspect of work is helping customers find exactly what they came looking for. She also likes guiding and directing her junior staff members and supporting them in their tasks. Vivian is always pleased when bead traders come to the shop, and is eager to see what they have brought with them and to learn the stories of each bead so that she can pass it on to her customers. Lastly, Vivian likes going on business trips to learn about new beads and designs.

Lena Akpah- Assistant Designer & Shop Attendant

Lena has worked with Sun Trade Beads for eight years. She enjoys giving private and group lessons about jewelry making and dressing models for photo shoots and fashion shows. She also likes helping customers find jewelry that is a perfect match to their dress or clothe and especially when the customer returns and shares about how many compliments they got on the jewelry that she helped them select. Lena also does custom designs for anyone who brings in their own beads and she really likes designing something unique for the customer. Lena is pictured here (on right) with Ghanaian music artist Sherifa Gunu at a fashion show in 2012.

Kwamla Amenyo- Jewelry Producer

Kwamla has worked with Sun Trade Beads for eight years. His favorite aspects of his work are designing jewelry and dressing models for fashion shows and photo shoots. He is grateful to work in such a positive environment where everyone he works with is his friend. Kwamla is pictured here (on left) putting a bracelet on a model at the GTP Petals fashion show in 2013.

Comfort Kpata- Jewelry Producer

Comfort has worked at Sun Trade Beads for 2 ½ years. Her favorite work to do at Sun Trade Beads is stringing beads, especially the small waist beads that are used to make the side horn, tie loop, and multiline necklaces. Comfort also likes working at the fashion shows and photo shorts to dress the models.

Angela Torvor- Jewelry Producer

Angela has worked at Sun Trade Beads for 2 ½ years. Since joining the Sun Trade team, she has enjoyed learning a lot about colors, specifically how to mix and combine colors. She is also a big fan of going to fashion shows and photo shoots to dress the models, and especially enjoyed the Miss Ghana 2013 show.