Akili connects female-led artisan enterprises all over the world to Australian consumers. We amplify the stories of innovation, resourcefulness and social impact behind each product and brand we sell.
All our products are ethical and combine Australian functionality with the craftsmanship and the colourful vibrancy of Africa and South America. The collision of these very distinct worlds gives birth to authentic, sustainable handmade fashion accessories and homeware.
We are guided by the belief that products should be tools for positive social and environmental impact. All our products are cruelty-free, made with recycled or natural materials and have empowered artisans in multiple developing communities around the globe before they reach your hands here in Australia.
Co-founders Fabi and Vlad are childhood friends who travelled the world together. Whilst living and working in several countries, they grew increasingly disappointed with the lack of global companies focused on connecting people through inclusive business practices.
Fabi has headed marketing, communications and commercial operations for market leaders, startups and non-governmental organizations in Brazil, UK, Europe, India, Africa and Australia.
Vlad is a technical and creative problem-solver by nature. Highly experienced in photography, videography, web and software development, he has led production and educational projects across Australia, the US, Canada and Brazil..
Together they co-founded Akili to connect markets and like-minded people. Their goal is to inspire social and environmental change by amplifying access to ethical products.
Akili is an Australian owned Social Enterprise.