The Leakey Collection
“As Katy Leakey & I left an executive meeting and walked onto the streets of New York, we realized how far we’d come,
jokingly saying ‘from the bush of Africa to Fifth Avenue’ and Acctivate has been a big part of that,” Kristen Faizo, The Leakey Collection’s National Sales Manager said.
The Leakey Collection, a wholesaler, distributor, and manufacturer of fashion and home accessories, grew from a will to protect the environment and a need to provide economic opportunity to the Maasai community.
After a devastating drought in 2001 wiped out most of the Maasai’s cattle, many of the Maasai men were forced to leave behind the women and children to take remaining livestock elsewhere in search of better grazing.
The women and children were left in dire need of food, medical supplies, clothing, and education.
The Leakey’s created The Leakey Collection to offer the Maasai women an opportunity to earn income through their traditional jewelry-making skills, while not interrupting their culture and traditional way of life.
The jewelry is designed by the Leakey’s, then handcrafted by the Maasai women from natural sustainable resources.
The right solution for a global business
Acctivate is used worldwide within The Leakey Collection, including in Kenya.
In the United States, the orders are entered in Acctivate, then Kenya prints the orders using Acctivate and fulfills the orders and ships the finished product to the United States.
Customer relationship management
Faizo said they knew they had chosen the right solution for The Leakey Collection and praised the system for its time-saving benefits, integration to Crystal Reports® and its vital sales and customer relationship management features.
As a lifestyle company, they store The Leakey Collection client information in Acctivate and can instantly find that information again whenever a product of interest to a specific customer hits the market.
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