Co-creation Fashion Design
Akamae connects fashion designers and refugee artisans to co-create change in the fashion industry. Join us in the Thai jungles or connect over Skype with our refugee artisans.
Co-Creating Ethical Fashion Through Authentic Connection
Designers with a passion for sustainable fashion face a long list of challenges.
How do you know and verify that manufacturers are treated with dignity?
Does sending off a design without learning the traditional knowledge and ideas of the artisans really represent the best outcome?
If not, how do you ever form the relationships with an international community to create truly sustainable fashion?
How do you overcome communication barriers?
We do things differently. When you work with our artisans, you have face-to-face conversations and build real relationships with the artisans. We encourage you to even come stay with us in Thailand (but we make it possible to do things long-distance via Skype).
Together, we will co-create a handmade collection that facilitates the very thing that fast fashion conspires to stamp out - human connection. Each piece reflects the stories, lives and traditions of the skilled artisans behind them - and the connection and experience that you share with them.
Create a unique product with a story - that you are a part of.
Experience an inward journey through the Akamae model of working.
Experience authentic connections with refugee communities offering traditional skills in back-strap weaving, hand-stitching, silver and brass smithing, wood-carving, etc.
Work with artisans who continue to undergo training in entrepreneurship, financial planning, quality assurance and price-setting.
Work with experienced local interpreters.
Manifest your ethical product into reality through our existing sourcing relationships such as; organic and hand-dyed cotton, tribal textiles, local crystals, local markets, etc.
Fully immerse yourself in the experience of co-creation while we capture photo and video content and enjoy continued, on-location production content.
Remain connected as we follow through with production, quality assurance and shipment of your products.
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Interested? Get in touch; Cara@akamae.com
Co-creation Fashion begins with an inward journey of connection with self, with environment and with all.
Here, we enter into co-creation with community and create spaces where creative energy, traditional skills, design, wisdom and culture are flowing and authentic relationships are built.
Akamae has a unique way of connecting and co-creating with communities, based on Love opposed to fear, abundance opposed to lack and connection and value opposed to pity.
In partnering with Akamae, become a part of changing our global paradigm from charity to one of entrepreneurship, worth and creativity.
By sharing themselves, their stories and traditional skills, Akamae artisans are empowering you with a choice when it comes to creating your products and becoming a part of a story that you can be proud to wear and share.
We offer an opportunity for select brands and designers to enter a space of mutual empowerment and co-create with us.
Do you want to have a truly positive social impact and create income with communities, but without appropriate knowledge and research you are afraid to have a "well-intentioned" fail?
By working within the existing Akamae model, your products will contribute to self-reliance and entrepreneurship.
Get in touch; Cara@akamae.com