Collar Necklace in Sunflower by Akola Project

If you are dreaming about a fresh and exotic summer look, pair this necklace with an easy white top and one of your summer favorite bottoms.  Perfect with a simple tee and flats, or dress up your look with some added bangles and heels.

This piece features an Ethiopian hand-cast metal pendant plated with nickel/brass on three strands of hand-rolled paper beads. This piece was handcrafted by one of over 400 Akola trained women in rural Uganda. 100% of jewelry profits are reinvested in Akola's social mission to empower marginalized women and to transform the lives of their children in their communities.

Akola Project, Artisan + Eco-Friendly + Fair Trade + Organic + Recycled

Jesse Ayala

New York, New York, USA

Developing social good and value-adding products, Ayala seeks to enhance culture and behavior through experiences that address both macro- and micro-level problems. This mantra has led Ayala down an non-traditional career path, linking fashion, technology, performance art, media, education, community building, and design. Ayala has been honored by the Huffington Post and InStyle magazine for innovation and style in the digital new economy. Ayala is the co-founder and Creative Director of