About Us

Embrace the Wild, Wear with Purpose

Welcome to Akina, where style meets compassion in a unique blend that goes beyond fashion. Our story began in college, where a profound realization led us to create a brand that not only offers stylish clothing but also enables individuals to make a positive impact. In the Mid Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition, Akina proudly secured 2nd place in the Consumer and Business Products track. Presenting our business plan to a panel of judges provided us with invaluable feedback on our startup idea, solidifying our commitment to intertwining style and purpose.

Motivated by this journey, Akina emerged as a brand dedicated to supporting endangered species with every purchase. We recognized a gap in the market – existing apparel options felt either too realistic or overly playful. Our vision was different: a brand seamlessly blending stylish design with a meaningful cause. Join us as we redefine fashion, offering a wardrobe that not only looks good but also does good.

Founder of Akina

Our Unique Stylistic Approach

At the heart of our brand is a unique logo, an embodiment of our stylistic approach. A single glance reveals an elephant, but upon closer inspection, you'll uncover four other endangered animals intricately embedded within the image. This creative touch sets us apart, offering designs that are both fashionable and carry a message of conservation.

We've carefully curated a collection with earthy tones, providing a natural backdrop to our designs, allowing our apparel to harmonize with the beauty of nature. Creativity meets simplicity - a delicate balance that allows our designs to make a statement while ensuring they appeal to a diverse audience.

Join Our Movement

Akina is more than just a brand - it's a movement. We invite you, our valued customers, to be an integral part of this movement. Share your moments with our apparel; send us your pictures, and let us feature you on our website. We encourage you to reach out and share your thoughts, feedback, and suggestions. Tell us what animals or causes you're passionate about, and help us shape our future designs and collaborations.

As we grow, we plan to put together clothing drops, in which we release several shirts at a time, each with a specific animal in mind. This will allow our audience to anticipate releases and support the animals they are most passionate about. These drops are part of our future vision, a way to deepen our impact and create a community united in a shared cause.

Together, we can make a difference, one thread at a time. Join us, embrace the wild, and wear with purpose.

Thank you for being a part of the Akina family.