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Akola Classics

This Collection features our signature Keratasi paper beads, hand-rolled by over 200 empowered women + mothers in remote villages of Uganda. This skill allows them to work from their home so they can provide for their children, while earning an income.

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Akola x Neiman Marcus

Akola's elevated collection retails in every Neiman Marcus store nationwide and online. This collection is made by 100 women coming out of poverty in Dallas and 100% of Akola's profits are reinvested in our social mission to empower women + families.

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Meet The Women

At Akola, design can define a life. Each piece of Akola jewelry is hand-crafted by a woman in Uganda and Dallas working to redesign her story, and 100% of product sales are reinvested to empower women + families.

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  • About Akola

    Akola, "she works," is a disruptive jewelry brand - sold in every door at Neiman Marcus and beyond - that empowers women in poverty in Dallas and Uganda to redesign their stories.

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  • Akola Brand

    Akola is a new model: 100% of our profits are reinvested into our social mission to transform families in poverty by running our retail + manufacturing businesses through a non-profit framework. 100% of donations fund programs and brick and mortar projects to help women and their families.

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  • Full-Impact Supply Chain

    Akola trains + employs women in Uganda to make beads that go into every necklace. Akola women in Dallas earn a living wage of up to $15 an hour to hand-knot necklaces in silk. Akola's distribution center runs as a second chance job program for women who have criminal records, giving them a chance to enter the mainstream workforce.

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  • 100% Social Investment

    Since 2007, Akola has helped over 500 women transform the lives over 5,000 children in their communities by providing training and economic opportunity. As a non-profit, Akola has launched programs in 12 development categories, built three training centers and drilled 23 water wells in impoverished communities throughout Uganda.

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Akola - "She works"
At Akola, design can define a life. For every necklace purchased, Akola designs a new story for a woman and a family. As a non-profit, Akola reinvests 100% of your purchase to support employment, training and programs that transform the lives of women and their families.


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