OUR VISION - Clothing with a story to tell

AKYA is a Berlin based label focusing on ethical practices & women-empowernment.

Together with our partners across the world we are passionate about finding creative and sustainable solutions in an industry that is one of the most pulluting ones worldwide.

We see fashion as a way to change our world-view & celebrate the individuals & handycrafts beyond every piece.

With a traceable supply-chain & the believe that fashion can be made without exploiting the earth or people, we create pieces with emotional significance, that have their story to tell .

 


 
FAIRNESS      "Who made my clothes"    Ensuring that our products are produced under safe and fair circumstances is common sense. We work with small family buisnesses and partners that represent our values. Dedicated to an ethical way of production we care about a safe and healthy work environment, fair working hours and the payment of a living wage.  (1) Find more information on living wages and the garment Industry in India f.e. in the following document:  https://www.fairwear.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CSIndia2016-1.pdf

FAIRNESS

"Who made my clothes"

Ensuring that our products are produced under safe and fair circumstances is common sense. We work with small family buisnesses and partners that represent our values. Dedicated to an ethical way of production we care about a safe and healthy work environment, fair working hours and the payment of a living wage.

(1) Find more information on living wages and the garment Industry in India f.e. in the following document:

https://www.fairwear.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CSIndia2016-1.pdf

 
EMPOWER WOMEN  Women are the most troubled group in the fashion industry. It's an aim to us to work with partners which are empowering women, to receive more independency, happyness and freedom.

EMPOWER WOMEN

Women are the most troubled group in the fashion industry. It's an aim to us to work with partners which are empowering women, to receive more independency, happyness and freedom.

 
ECOLOGIGAL SUSTAINABILITY      What are my clothes made of? Where do they come from?    We  upcycle  Sarees which means we use materials that have had a life before. Instead of creating new waste we use what is already excisting.   Zero-waste.   Our goal is to be  wasteless  in the end of our production chain so we are working on creative solutions to use all the material which is available to us, for example we use small leftover-parts to make other smaller items, and of cotton leftovers     CO2-Compensation & Environmental Projects   The CO2 we release due to shipping is compensated through the Atmosfair-Programme. Additional we support 'Sadhana Forest', a project we fell in love with on our journey. Sadhana Forest is a reforestation project also specialized in environmental education. We believe education & respect for nature is the key to a healthy planet for future generations. Get more informations on:  https://sadhanaforest.org/

ECOLOGIGAL SUSTAINABILITY

What are my clothes made of? Where do they come from?

We upcycle Sarees which means we use materials that have had a life before. Instead of creating new waste we use what is already excisting.

Zero-waste.

Our goal is to be wasteless in the end of our production chain so we are working on creative solutions to use all the material which is available to us, for example we use small leftover-parts to make other smaller items, and of cotton leftovers

CO2-Compensation & Environmental Projects

The CO2 we release due to shipping is compensated through the Atmosfair-Programme. Additional we support 'Sadhana Forest', a project we fell in love with on our journey. Sadhana Forest is a reforestation project also specialized in environmental education. We believe education & respect for nature is the key to a healthy planet for future generations. Get more informations on: https://sadhanaforest.org/

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY      Where does the money come from, where does it go to? What is it invested into.    Money is a tool to create social change and a more fair and circular economy- if we use it so. We partner with an eco-bank to make shure the money we put on a bank is invested into purposes we agree with.  We do not believe in profit-maximizing of only a few individuals and want to give back as we are growing bigger together and to invest further into the relationships we have made and the people and projects we work with.

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

Where does the money come from, where does it go to? What is it invested into.

Money is a tool to create social change and a more fair and circular economy- if we use it so. We partner with an eco-bank to make shure the money we put on a bank is invested into purposes we agree with.

We do not believe in profit-maximizing of only a few individuals and want to give back as we are growing bigger together and to invest further into the relationships we have made and the people and projects we work with.

 
 
 

Links: 

(2)No One wants your used clothes anymore - A once virtuous cycle is breaking down. What now? (15. Januar 2018, BLOOMBERG VIEW) https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-15/no-one-wants-your-used-clothes-anymore

(3) The true cost, documentation film about garment workers in Bangladesh (2015, https://truecostmovie.com/), buy & watch here: https://truecostmovie.com/watch/the-true-cost