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Searching for the perfect gift this Mother's Day? Shop new arrivals made by mothers working to support their families! #akolajewelry #mothersday #mothersday2019 #socialimpact #womensupportingwomen #gift #mom #ethicaljewelry

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Meet Namaja Rose. Before joining Akola life was a bit tough for Rose. She used to farm for pay and the pay wasn’t worth the work done and she was unable to provide adequate healthcare for her 5 children. Since then Rose has accomplished quite a lot! She has purchased a plot of land to start building a house, started a business with her husband (he now is a "boda-boda" driver who drives people for fares) and now has access to loans through her savings groups. Way to go, Rose! #akolajewelry #springjewelry #springcolor #handmadejewelry #ethicallymade #ethicaljewelry #sustainablefashion #spring #empoweringwomen

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Tag whoever you would rock these springtime horn looks with! #akolajewelry #springstyle #springfashion #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #upcycled #handmadejewelry #empoweringjewelry

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Colorful and eye-catching - meet the Rory necklace. This vibrant statement necklace features hand-folded raffia tassels made by women in Uganda working to redesign their stories. #akolajewelry #springjewelry #springcolor #handmadejewelry #ethicallymade #ethicaljewelry #sustainablefashion #spring #empoweringwomen

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Cheyenne & Brianna - a pair of favorites featuring handcrafted materials!

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Nakirya Sarah in the Holcombe earring is a Spring dream! #akolajewelry #springjewelry #springcolor #handmadejewelry #ethicallymade #ethicaljewelry #sustainablefashion #spring #empoweringwomen

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The Holcombe earring is made to turn heads! This cluster tassel statement earring is made from hand-folded mini raffia tassels in multiple shades to create texture and movement. Each earring is made by an Akola empowered woman working to redesign her story. #akolajewelry #new #newarrivals #statement jewelry #springjewelry #handmadejewelry #colorful #empoweringwomen #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion

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Take your pick, make a statement! New raffia styles are here! Shop new Spring raffia while they last. #akolajewelry #new #newarrivals #statement jewelry #springjewelry #handmadejewelry #colorful #empoweringwomen #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion

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Spring at Akola means handcrafted raffia! We are so excited to share all our new raffia designs with you this season. Here is Nakirya Scovia in the new Holcombe earring! #akolajewelry #new #newarrivals #springjewelry #handmadejewelry #colorful #empoweringwomen #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion

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Pink or green? Which is your new favorite raffia combination? #akolajewelry #springjewelry #springcolor #handmadejewelry #ethicallymade #ethicaljewelry #sustainablefashion #spring #empoweringwomen

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Our Spring Collection is growing! Check out even more new arrivals available now - featuring colorful Raffia pieces - handmade by women in Uganda working to transform their lives! #akolajewelry #new #newarrivals #springjewelry #handmadejewelry #colorful #empoweringwomen #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion

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The Bailey earring - an empowering take on the stud earring. Made from hand-carved horn and finished with the Akola symbol of empowerment, each pair of stud earrings is hand-made by a woman in crisis working to redesign her story. #akolajewelry #handmadejewelry #jewelry #new #newarrivals #springjewelry #ethicaljewelry #sustainablefashion

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Introducing the beautiful Naigaga Saida modeling the *NEW* Bailey earring! Saida is a weaver at Akola's Nabukosi center. Before joining Akola, Saida and her husband were farmers and were barely able to make ends meet. By working together they were able to send all 8 of their children to school, but not to the desired schools they wished for their children. Akola has helped Saida learn to solve problems and become an agent of transformation in her community! All of her children are now in their desired school and she no longer has to worry about their education. She has learned to budget and cover all her needed expenses and used her new skills to help her neighbors. #akolajewelry #uganda #handmade #handmadejewelry #sheworks #empowered #jewelry #transform #women #amazing #ethicalfashion #womeninbusiness #womensupportingwomen

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Did you know Akola materials are handmade by women in Uganda working to redesign their stories? Every Karatasi paper bead is hand rolled. Every raffia bead is a Karatasi bead wrapped in hand-dyed, hand-braided raffia. Every horn piece is hand-carved. All made by EMPOWERED women who are making a meaningful change in their lives, their families and communities. How amazing is that? #akolajewelry #handcrafted #ethcialfashion #handmadejewelry #empowerwomen#fairwage #futureisfemale #girlpower

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The Shaloo necklace is a long chain statement necklace designed to impress. Statement chain is paired with hand-carved chain links to create a versatile Spring necklace that can be worn long or doubled up for a short statement necklace look! Each necklace is hand-made by a woman in crisis working to transform her life. #akolajewelry #newarrivals #newjewelry #jewelry #springnecklace #necklaceoftheday #ethicallymade #handcrafted

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Looking to turn heads? Look no further than the Reta earring! This statement earring features a beautiful gold metal overlay with unique hand-carved horn pieces hidden behind that play peek-a-boo with your every move! Each pair of statement earrings are handmade by a woman in crisis working to transform her life. #akolajewelry #newarrival #new #springjewelry #ethicalfashion #earringswag #shopsmall #thatsdarling

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Today we honor and celebrate all women! Akola is proud to empower and offer employment to women in crisis and to help them transform their lives everyday. It is our privilege to know these women and watch as they forge a better way for their families and communities and create better balance in the world! #akolajewelry #balanceforbetter #InternationalWomensDay #InternationalWomensDay2019 #IWD #IWD2019 #girlpower #sheworks #empoweredwomen #empoweringwomen #empower #women

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This just in - more *NEW* spring styles! More new arrivals mean even more women are empowered and employed to transform their lives! Each piece in our Vila Collection is handmade by a woman in crisis working to redesign her story. Shop all the new arrivals in store or online! #akolajewelry #newarrivals #new #spring #springjewelry #jewelry #handmade #handmadejewelry #empower #ethicaljewelry #sustainablefashion

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We have some exciting news to share! Akola has recently launched a new retail training program for Akola Dallas members who joined us through WiNGS! This program launched in January as a new pathway for women to transform to self-sufficiency; consisting of a retail training and credential program (administered by our wonderful community partner @neimanmarcus) leading to employment opportunities in Akola stores at a living wage. In addition, women participating will continue to receive training on how to further their careers and make meaningful change in their families and communities. #akolajewelry #wcw #transform #women #empower #sheworks #solutions #retail #womensupportingwomen #futureisfemale #womeninbusiness #neimanmarcus

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Meet Ada! Made from brightly colored recycled glass and uniquely textured gold teardrop shapes. Each pair of Ada earrings is assembled by a woman in crisis working to redesign her story. #akolajewelry #springjewelry #sheworks #handmade #jewelry #newarrival #new

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**Update: Contest closed. Congratulations @britt.hume!** At Akola we believe women are the way forward. That’s why we’re so excited to be celebrating some of our favorite female-founded brands with an incredible ✨GIVEAWAY✨ of Prizes Valued Up To $1,500 in honor of International Women’s Day. Plus, each of these sustainable, handmade items empower women all over the world! HOW TO ENTER: ⁃Follow us @akolajewelry ⁃Like this photo. ⁃Go to @roseandfitzgerald and repeat these steps. ⁃Keep going around the loop until you end up back here. ⁃That’s it! Once you’ve followed each brand + liked their giveaway post, you’re entered! The Giveaway will close Thursday 3/7 at Midnight & the Winner will be announced Friday 3/8 on International Women’s Day. Open to US and Canada residents only. This contest is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. Tag the inspiring women in your life to let them know about this amazing Giveaway!

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Your *NEW* favorite - our best selling horn earrings now available in chic, hand-carved black horn! #akolajewelry #new #spring #jewelry #springjewelry #favorite #bestseller #handmade

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Our Vila collection is giving us all the springtime and weekend feels🌿🌷 #akolajewelry #springtime #jewelry #weekend #feels #new #springjewelry #transform

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Introducing another *NEW* spring style - the Gwyn earring! Simple and stylish, this earring is a new springtime staple and made by an Akola empowered woman from hand-carved Ankole cow horn. #akolajewelry #newarrival #springjewelry #earring #springtime #statementjewelry #new #empower #handmade

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Today our #wcw goes to Namakika Prossy and her bright smile! Prossy is a mother of 3 who had been abandoned by her husband and left with no job and no way to feed her family. In an attempt to make things better for her family she started a small business selling vegetables. One night someone came in and destroyed her new livlihood and demolished the small vegetable stand. Feeling lost with no hope left Prossy turned to Akola. As a part-time jewelry producer she is now able to pay for her rent, food for her family and not only her children's schooling but her brothers' school fees as well! Her hope has been restored and she is even planning a new side business. She is proud to work for Akola and the ability she now has to sustain financial planning. Akola is so proud of Prossy's transformation! #akolajewelry #sheworks #transform #smile #smallbusiness #girlboss #girlpower #hope #empower

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Do these springtime hues have anyone else dreaming of spring break?? Tell us what are your spring break plans this year! #akolajewelry #springbreak #springcolor

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Introducing the Wimberly bracelet! This bracelet is made by an Akola empowered woman with brightly colored, recycled glass beads that create rich texture on your wrist! This stretch bracelet is finished with a hand-rolled, hand-wrapped raffia bead. #akolajewelry #bracelet #spring #new

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More new for Spring! Perfect for stacking and adding a pop of color to your wrist. Each bracelet is handmade by a woman in crisis working to transform her life! #akolajewelry #handmade #new #bracelets #springjewelry

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Meet Dora! Dora recently participated in our cohort with WiNGS Dallas and learned how to make jewelry. Due to Akola's flexible work programming, she was able to bring her adorable son (who was just learning to walk) to work with her. As busy as her fast learning toddler kept her, Dora was able to make great friendships and lasting work skills throughout her time with Akola working to transform her life. #akolajewelry #sheworks #transform photo by @tomhusseyphotography

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New arrivals mean Akola empowered women have been busy! Check out new styles like the Adisa earring. Hand-carved cow horn is assembled with recycled glass beads and golden accents providing jobs for women in crisis! Each earring has a story behind it and represents a life changed. #akolajewelry #newarrivals #earrings #transform #spring #new

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This just in - dainty necklaces for Spring! The Nala necklace features a hand-carved bone bead (in blonde or teal) and recycled glass beads on a delicate chain. Easy to layer and add to any springtime look, hand-made by a woman in crisis working to transform her life. #akolajewelry #daintyjewelry #delicate #necklace #handmade

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Spring necklaces are here! Check out all our favorites, like the Audrey Necklace, online and in-store now! Each necklace is hand-made by a woman working to redesign her story. #akolajewelry #springjewelry #newarrivals #necklaces #transform

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"I am now able to take all of my school-aged children to school, I can take them for treatment when they get sick, and I can feed my family." . Meet Samanya Grace, one of the beautiful women behind our new Spring collection. Before she joined Akola, she had no way of supporting her family. "Sometimes we slept hungry, and not all of my children went to school". Grace now works as a part-time jewelry producer in Jinja and reports being proud of the work she does and her ability to support her family. We are so proud of all Grace has accomplished in transforming her life! #akolajewelry #transformationtuesday #jewelry #uganda

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More new at Neiman Marcus! Check out statement earrings and coordinating bracelets that have been hand-made by women in Dallas working to redesign their stories! #akolajewelry #neimanmarcus #statementjewelry

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*NEW* and an instant classic! The Audrey Necklace is a Spring statement necklace assembled by an Akola empowered woman. This single strand necklace features recycled glass beads, Amazonite stones and hand-rolled Karatasi beads that have been hand-wrapped with braided raffia. Get yours today online or in store at Snider Plaza or NorthPark! #akolajewelry #new #spring #jewelry #handmade

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Set your alarms, Black Friday starts tomorrow at 6pm! Stay tuned for our biggest deal of the year. You won't want to miss this! #akolajewelry #blackfriday #sale #jewelrysale #deal

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'Tis the season to be thankful. Akola women are so grateful for the opportunity you have provided to them through your donations and purchases. Because of you they are able to work to transform their families and communities for the better. #akolajewelry #empoweringwomen #thankful #transformationtuesday

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As seen on the @TodayShow & in the @NeimanMarcus Christmas Book! Our first ever bead kit is now available exclusively at Neiman Marcus. Each kit helps 10 Ugandan children go to school. How amazing it that?? #akolajewelry #neimanmarcus #todayshow #education #exclusive #kidsgift #christmas

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Did you see the newest styles added to our sale section?? For the first time ever select pieces from our Raffia collection are one sale and part of our Pre-Black Friday event. Save an extra 40% on sale styles with code PRESALE! #akolajewelry #jewelrysale #blackfriday

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What to wear to Thanksgiving? Our stunning Holiday collection for @neimanmarcus! Each holiday piece is made by a woman who is transforming her life and so thankful for your purchase. #akolajewelry #neimanmarcus

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Save on Sale is now live! Save an additional 40% off sale styles that transform lives with NEW STYLES ADDED!! Use code PRESALE at checkout to unwrap savings! #akolajewelry #sale #blackfriday #jewelry #jewelrysale #stockingstuffers

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TODAY join us for Bubbles and Beads at NorthPark Center from 5-8! We are so excited to be back for our holiday pop-up! We are conveniently located on the first floor between Nordstrom and Macy’s. Come visit us and shop jewelry that impacts women in crisis. #akolajewelry #popup #northpark

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We love a good holiday gift guide! Check out Akola's Hayden Earring in the Stocking Stuffers section of the @dosaygive Holiday Gift Guide! #akolajewelry #stockingstuffers #dosaygive #giftguide

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Last month Akola Academy held a successful training session focusing on poultry farming! Skills like this one can help women provide for their families on a personal level and even spark a new business venture! #akolajewelry #chicken #poultryfarming #training

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Check out winter whites by Akola! Pieces from our Neiman Marcus holiday collection are now live! These styles are made by women in crisis in Dallas working to transform their lives. #akola #neimanmarcus #winterwhite #work

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Akola materials represent a life changed. Every bead in our holiday collection is hand-rolled and hand-wrapped in leather or chain. *Plus* purchasing this collection helps to empower women in Dallas and Uganda. #akola #women #empowerment

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In Uganda, Akola enriches the lives of women and their communities through a new training program that focuses on better work-life balance to lead to increased emotional wellness. We also work in more "grass"-roots ways, recently holding a home gardening training session. To further develop the spiritual experiences of the community, Akola members led four Bible studies and a community fellowship, which were well attended. These programs aim to help the community achieve a positive family transformation. With your support, Akola members in Uganda grew exponentially in all aspects of their lives and are one step closer to transforming their lives, their community and the lives of their loved ones. #akola #homegardening #empoweringwomen

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Our homegoods line is hand tailored right here in the USA by women at @vickerytradingcompany! #repost Working on some @akolajewelry production for the next couple days! The ladies are loving it 🎄

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New holiday jewelry that gives back! Each piece of Akola jewelry is handmade by a woman in crisis transforming her life. http://ow.ly/iylL30mwcfZ

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Akola at NorthPark Center is back and the doors are officially open! Stop by and shop jewelry that is handmade by women in crisis who are working to redesign their stories. Located on the lower level between Nordstrom and Macy’s! #akola #northpark