By creating stylish bags that fuse modern designs with indigenous textiles, AKABA aims to elevate the value of indigenous products and create dignified work for rural artisans. They provide training and employment to artisans across 7 communities in the Philippines and aim to create independent, self-sustaining artisan cooperatives. AKABA is 100% committed to sustainable practices and fair trade principles, offers above-the-minimum wages, and uses responsibly sourced raw materials.
“We want to create an economy that benefits the underprivileged and works toward the common good”
EJ Mariano, CEO & Co-Founder of AKABA