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Akola Model (old)

  

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Each paper bead is meticulously hand rolled by Akola women and finished with a non-toxic varnish.

Uganda

The process of hand rolling paper beads employs and empowers over 200 Akola women. Each paper bead can take as long as 10 minutes to be completed.

Dallas

The Color Collection releases 12-15 of the latest Pantone's each season, so there is always something for everyone.

 
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This collection features glass from the African coast in varying hues of blush, aqua, and pistachio.

Uganda

Akola women produce every pieces in the Glass Collection, contributing to the transformation of entire communities.

Dallas

Akola is currently training women to use a Kilim to make the glass beads that go in to each of these beautiful pieces.

 
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The Ankole are an indigenous breed of cow in Uganda and a stable source of food for the people. Horns pieces are ethically sourced as food byproduct.

Uganda

The Ankole horn pieces and pendants are each hand-carved to perfection, making the jewelry truly one-of-a-kind.

Dallas

Akola women assemble every piece in the Horn Collection, employing hundreds and empowering thousands.

 
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The metal beads in this collection are hand-cast from Ethiopian village artisans.

Uganda

Scrap metals found in farming villages are melted and cast in these unique beads and pendants.

Dallas

Each piece of this collection is assembled by Akola women, employing hundreds and empowering thousands.

 
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Akola women in Northern Uganda grow the cotton used in these textiles.

Uganda

Akola women in Eastern Uganda hand-weave the textiles for each handbag.

Dallas

A selection of the hand bags feature leather and raffia detailing from Uganda.

 
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The metal beads in this collection are hand-cast from Ethiopian village artisans.

Uganda

Scrap metals found in farming villages are melted and cast in these unique beads and pendants.

Dallas

Each piece of this collection is assembled by Akola women, employing hundreds and empowering thousands.

 
Shop Metal  //  Read more about our model