Akamae as a word means freedom. As a brand, it stands for the same thing.
Akamae’s focus is on providing refugee artisans with the market that they need to sell their goods and make a living for themselves once more.
Access to this global market is something that many of us take for granted in our entrepreneurial efforts in the West, but it can be completely life-changing for those who were previously denied access to it.
Going from offering luxury wares to people who have no way to afford them to offering them to a global marketplace with access to an abundance of wealth of course increases sales, allowing these refugee artists to become self-reliant.