A letter from our founder:
I’m Angeline Myers and I am the creator of AKŌYA COMPANY. I am extremely passionate about helping women discover unconditional love within themselves.
Like many individuals, I personally struggled with my mental health in my younger years. I found it particularly important to focus on the things that eased my inner conflicts. For me, that meant concentrating on art and storytelling.
(And it meant a focus on pearls as well… but we’ll get to that later.)
In learning to be mindful of my own thoughts, I became acutely aware of the impact I could have on the people around me. I felt a calling to give back to the mental health community. AKŌYA COMPANY is my way of doing that. It is my way of helping other people know they are supported and never alone. It gives me hope for a happy and healthy future.
Our mission is to produce collections that are mindful, empowering and sustainable. Our slow-fashion collections are fair-trade and use the most eco-friendly practices possible.
Our jewelry pieces are created using sterling silver and freshwater pearls.
You might be asking yourself “Why pearls” at this point...
Simple. Pearls have always been there for me.
Throughout my life, pearls have often served as a reminder that I am loved by me. To this day, I use pearls as a conscious intention to balance my emotions. A physical token that gently urges me to stay beautiful on the inside.
Pearls are delicate just like our mental health. They need to be looked after and taken care of.
Make pearls a part of your daily care routine. Let them be the very last thing you put on in the morning to remind you to be kind to yourself.
Whether it’s through jewelry or clothing, we want you to look and feel incredible every day. Now, I understand that a pearl or a silk sarong is not going to be the sole reason you heal but it is my hope that it can be a daily wellness tool to reconnect with your true, beautiful self.
Love yourself so that you can spread love to others.
With love & gratitude,