Akola

Brittany Merrill Underwood

Brittany Merrill Underwood

Brittany Merrill Underwood
Emily Heger

Emily Heger

Emily Heger

Akola Jewelry is the first full-impact brand to be sold in the luxury space through their national, every store launch in Neiman Marcus. As a non-profit, Akola reinvests 100% of its profits to help women in poverty. Akola women are empowered throughout the organizations entire supply chain. Women are given opportunity through making beads, the assembly of the jewelry and even the distribution center is run as a second chance job program. Akola has created a high impact hybrid model that is paving the way and setting the bar for millennial run businesses that seek to have an impact on the world. Akola’s brand is the first of its kind that has reached scale.

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program | year
Nonprofit Accelerator
2014
Industry
Retail
Headquarters
Dallas, TX
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