The Earth is indeed affected by our passion for looking and feeling good, and while there are campaigns around the world advocating for more sustainable fashion and lifestyle products and services, there are few actionable mediums and/or platforms enforcing sustainability. 

Across major spectrums of production and supply of services and products, from fashion design to interior design, the supply side of fashion and lifestyle industries typically adhere to archaic regulations and compliance that date back to the industrial revolution era, and initiatives towards sustainable fashion  have been restricted to usage and disposal of products, by-products,  and services of the fashion and lifestyle industries. Even though we comply with some ideally acceptable sustainable practices, little control exists over the next phase of the utility usage, which extends the issue beyond being able to afford custom made or made to order items, or being able to hire fashion and lifestyle freelancers to make or supply custom products or services.  

AKO’s goal is to serve as an actionable medium of sustainable fashion. Our approach to sustainability extends beyond the norm of buying ready-made fashion or lifestyle items from popular brands. We are pushing back against mass production practices that focus on cost and analysis methodologies, and that are based on standards and practices that are environmentally unsafe and unsustainable. 

As a fashion and lifestyle community, we have a personal stake in preserving the resources and output of these industries alike. AKO is re-structuring current consumption trends reliant on mass production and fast fashion, and as as a broader mission we seeking to create sustainable processes and enforceable compliance, as a crucial step in preserving the environment.

Yes, as a client, you have an unrestrained choice to hire fashion and lifestyle freelancers, custom jewelry designers, tailors,  fine artists, furniture designers and more. And as freelancers, you have the moral choice of choosing the best applicable standards or social conditions to your creative processes. But (you should) also hold more responsibility to do more than just consume or create. Recycle, repair and reuse, share used products by donating to goodwill, sell to vintage and thrift stores. These actions in addition to other ethical practices lend to the greater mission of leaving earth better than we found it. 


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Pause, reflect, refresh, the basis of our next line of actions for the community, was very crucial in creating what would be the considered the best AKO platform, yet. This new update consisting of all core functions guarantees to satisfy the core promises to both Freelancers and Clients alike, in the AKO community. We have listened, asked, pondered, recreated, canceled, remodeled and worked tirelessly within the past months to ensure that all to be done is done right, especially with your help.

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We are excited to finally let you experience the new AKO with us and can guarantee that you wouldn’t have a problem adapting to this change, especially with features that have been remodeled much better than you’d expect. In the next months and quarters, we will be unveiling some new developments, and we hope that you stick with us for the long haul. Here’s what has not changed in delivering on our AKO promise.


The core essence of AKO remains and serve to foster a fashion and lifestyle community marketplace for us, by us, this objective still remains the same and continues to be the driving factor for growing our community. This communal essence of shared interests, crafts, talents, skills, and the never-ending yearn that we all identify with strengthens our mission and vision for the community.



Our service categories haven’t been updated or changed, but growing requests to update other services categories will be granted within the next months. The current service selection is due to most sought after services in the fashion and lifestyle industry, and there are a plethora of services within these copes we can’t wait to explore and be discovered.



No, you are not the product, and will never be. AKO will remain free but will have a premium version with a subscription option within the next coming months. What is still of utmost importance to us is allowing the AKO platform to anyone with a fashion and lifestyle skill to grow, start or foster their careers, crafts, skills, talents and themselves. That’s the mission. That is what matters to us.


So, What’s Next?

Over the next months, we’ll be launching new tools for our community and enabling comprehensive support for these changes. AKO will still be majorly available to freelancers in the Tri-state area but will continue to launch in more states.

We continuously strive to improve our community to provide you with the best experience and empower our freelancers to not only get connected to clients but to also utilize their skills and talents and make money while doing so.


We’re not to spoil all the surprises, so check back here, on Twitter: @ako_app, on Instagram:@akoapp, for the latest updates

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