Coder and Youth Entrepreneur
I'm Ava, and I started Akonna in April, 2018 as a youth entrepreneur. I have a love for business and entrepreneurship, and wanted to display my passion through my collections of embroidered and printed graphic apparel. I hope to inspire other youth that we are just as capable of running a business as anyone else. I also have a love for coding, as I coded this website myself!
We are a Canada based online clothing and accessories store that offers customers a place to find affordable and high quality apparel. We sell both through an e-commerce site and Etsy, and 10% of all the profits go to the Vancouver General Hospital for cancer research. Akonna has something for everyone to love!
To create my designs, I digitally sketch it out a couple times to get the perfect one. Then, I digitize the image into an embroidery file. Finally, I use an embroidery machine to make the design come to life! Each shirt is made to order with careful attention to detail, and can take around 2-3 hours to be completed to perfection!