What is Aks?
Aks in Urdu language means reflection. It is our belief that all of Aks products reflect the values with which they are made. Values of fairness, sustainability, women's development and inclusiveness, and when you wear Aks, you are reflecting the values that YOU stand for.
Aks was built on the idea that the products we buy have the power to build a more equitable world.
We are sisters who are passionate about women's development. Ten years ago we embarked on a journey to Pakistan to address the issues around gender equality which soon turned into a path that involved building, tracing and fixing fashions supply chain.
Textile. A common thread.
80% of women's lives in emergent nations is connected to textile
We have seen how closely connected the lives of women in many parts of the world are with textile- as cotton pickers, artisans, and garment workers. Our disconnection from those who make our products at the source has left us with a broken industry that exploits and impacts women the most. That's why we have made it our mission to strengthen the economic potential of women and push the industry in a more equitable direction that cares not only for the makers, but also the planet.More About Our Impact
80% of cotton pickers are women
80% of women are garment workers
80% of women are in artisan sector
The simplest changes make the biggest impact
To innovate, we often look ahead. But sometimes, the best way forward is found in traditional knowledge. So instead of re-inventing the wheel, we went back to the roots, and did things the way they should have been from the beginning. We brought together farmers, artisans and responsible factories and gave the old classic a fresh look. Aks are fully traceable, stand on its own, and are a true work of art.More about our materials