To radiate from a light within. This light lives inside you, and grows when you pour it out and give it to others.
Take a deeper look
Horn is not ivory. An elephant is killed for its ivory, but horn is a natural byproduct after a cow dies. The horn would usually be discarded, but instead, it is made into a beautiful material.
We purchase 100% of our horn from discarded horns of Ankole cows, which helps stimulate the local Ugandan economy. The horn is cleaned, polished and handcarved in our Akola horn studio by Akola employees in Jinja, Uganda. Horn is a beautiful, sustainable material that is creating jobs for women at Akola and giving them the skills to help build their future. Slight inconsistencies will occur that add to the unique beauty of each piece.
A STORY BY AKOLA
My Glow cannot be contained any more. I must let it out, for me and the people around me.
I have been part of the Akola family since 2017. It has been a journey of self-discovery and redefining myself. After dropping out of school, I was left hopeless and miserable. I did not know what to do with myself and my already struggling family.
As a woman, Akola has given me a chance to rebuild myself by working on products that not only change my story but also ignite the beauty of another woman. Through the different programs, I am coming to terms with myself, appreciating the beauty within me and embracing my story the way it is.
A few months ago, I was identified as one of the best performers at Akola, and I had a chance to represent our brand in an exhibition in Uganda. This helped to know that my glow cannot be contained any more. I must let it out, for me and the people around me.
Each day, I aim to improve myself and support my colleagues with the skills that I have perfected. In order to be able to do that for others, I had to search within me and deal with myself. Glow is what defines me now!
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