Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How many ways can you Yala in your BambooDreams® Maxi Skirt?

Yala sales rep, Naomi, is ready for any occasion with her BambooDreams® Maxi Skirt! We love all of the chic possibilities this piece has to offer. Discover how you too can wear your Maxi Skirt to its fullest potential in this video.

Need your own? Use coupon code MAXI25 for 25% off 
for the next 24 hours! Ends Thursday Evening!

And that is how we Yala!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Yala in Our Hometown, Ashland OR

 Here at Yala we feel so lucky to live in such a vibrant community as Ashland, OR! We are excited to introduce you to six stores in our little town that carry Yala® through this short video... we hope you like it and next time you are in town, make sure to stop in! 

Alchemy Botanicals offers only the finest in organic clothing, health and beauty products, including Yala! Owner Tricia, says their best seller is the Yala Bamboo Dreams® Short Robe. Her personal favorite is Yala's Bamboo Dreams® Cleo Pajama Set. “It’s so cute on, sexy but comfy, and it's easy to wear around. Love that it’s fitted in the all the right places!” Find Alchemy on Facebook!

                        Alchemy Botanicals                                              Yala's Bamboo Dreams® Cleo Pajama Set

Bug a Boo is a unique children's boutique filled with a wide variety of Yala's Bamboo Dreams® baby and toddler products. You will also find toys and gifts made locally or around the world by small family companies using environmentally conscious practices like low impact dyes and coatings, unbleached fabrics or organic cotton.

                                      Bug a Boo                                                 Yala's Bamboo Dreams® Two Knot Hat

Papaya is a new retailer of Yala's Bamboo Dreams® Pashbus and scarves. Owner, Gina, explains, “Our  best seller right now is the striped scarf in Navy and Pink – they are sellin’ well for sure…They are perfect for summer!" They also carry an exciting spectrum of fine lifestyle, stationery, and gift items where urban boho chic meets artistic inspiration. Find Papaya on Facebook!

                                   Papaya                                                            Yala's Bamboo Dreams® Wide Scarf

Patina Soul stocks Yala's women's wear paired with other unique pieces, hand selected by owner, Catherine. Her personal favorite Yala product is the Bamboo Dreams® Short Gathered Skirt, although their best seller is the Bamboo Dreams® Leggings. Find Patina on Facebook!

                            Patina Soul                                                        Bamboo Dreams® Short Gathered Skirt

Phoenix Organics carries everything to build an organic home, including a beautiful showroom filled with Yala's Bamboo Dreams® bedding line. Elycia, their store manager, loves our Bamboo Dreams Comforters, but reported that our Bamboo Dreams® Sheet Sets sell the best. Find Phoenix Organics on Facebook!

                          Phoenix Organics                                                         Bamboo Dreams® Sheets

Travel Essentials is a family-owned retailer specializing in top-quality luggage and travel accessories, like Yala’s Dreamsack®, their best selling product. The owners, Bob and Nancy, have been in business since 1994. Bob's favorite product is Yala's Silk DreamSack® while Nancy likes Yala's journey wear, “it's prefect for travel and lounging around.” Find Travel Essentials on Facebook!

                        Travel Essentials                                                                 Yala's Silk DreamSack®

 Have a great weekend!

Team Yala

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yala Giving Back - to Children in Jamaica!

Yala® loves giving back, locally and abroad. This Saturday, June 25th, Great Shape!, a non-profit organization, is hosting a 'Jamacian Yard Party' fundraiser in our hometown Ashland, OR. Great Shape! facilitates a humanitarian dental project (1,000 Smiles), a literacy empowerment program (SuperKids), and an eye-care vision project (iCare) in Jamaica.

This local fundraiser, organized by Chairman of the Board, Kate Wasserman, has become the single largest event/fundraiser for Great Shape! Last year the event raised $20,000, 98% of which went directly to project funding.

When asked how she became interested in Great Shape!, Wasserman explained, "I was first introduced to the organization by the founder about 6 years ago while in college in LA. She started the company after Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. I was already inspired by the country's music and people, I love Reggae. So I got involved; first, just as a volunteer, then helped with different fundraisers and then became a project leader."

                     Yala® Silk Habotai Pillowcases                              Yala® Silk Fleece Throw

Start giving back by attending their fundraiser in Ashland, OR hosted by the Ashland Armory on Saturday, June 25th from 5:30 to 10:00pm.  A $50 ticket will get you a delicious dinner, generously donated by Anna I. Designs and Summit Beverages, and an opportunity to bid in the silent auction on a Yala® Silk Fleece Throw or Yala® Silk Habotai Pillowcases and much, much more!

Need something to wear to the event? We’ve got it covered! Yala’s Bamboo Dreams® Maxi Skirt is perfect with our summery Bamboo Dreams® Tessa Tank Top. Add some colorful accessories, strappy sandals and get ready to give to a good cause!

Jamacian Yard Party - Yala Style


Sigerson Morrison flat leather sandals
$375 -
Jil Sander leather tote bag
£580 -

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank you Bloggers!

Yala would like to extend our gratitude to all of the amazing reviews we have received from a wonderful variety of bloggers! We were so happy to hear how much you love our products! It gives us inspiration to continue doing our best to bring you beautiful, timeless pieces : )

“The Greta Maxi Dress was not my first choice and I was hesitant in agreeing to review it because I do not like V-neck dresses but my fears were for naught.  This dress fits just perfectly- it clings softly to my body with no gaping like so many similar cut dresses.  Again the color is striking and this dress is the most comfortable dress I have ever owned.   It is perfect to take on vacation, it practically folds up into nothing and is very light.”

Andrea from Mommy PR

“I was stunned when I first felt the fabric of Yala’s Bradshaw Dress. It is sooo soft! I kept thinking, My! this is soft! How’s that for your perfect spring dress? You’ll want to wear a camisole with it, and perhaps leggings if you’re so inclined, but it’s a cute short dress for spring.”

Jessica from Life as Mom


“I got the opportunity to review [Yala's] Kai Boatneck top – a classic silhouette with 3/4 length sleeves and bias trim. I wish there were a way to convey touch through the computer, because to say this fabric is soft is an understatement. I can only imagine how great this would be to sleep in. It’s a thin fabric which seems like it will be especially nice once the summer heat hits, but it would also layer really well with other pieces.”

Christi from Frugal Novice

This silk scarf is super soft, light, airy and comfortable. I love the color.  I got the Jade, which is a green color, and the color is on a gradient, so some places are more saturated than others. The length of the scarf is perfect, and this may sound cheesy, but I like clothes that make me smile. So, here’s something that hasn’t happened yet on Lucy Likes It, I don’t have any CONS!

Lucy from I’m Lucy & I Like It


Team Yala

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How do you Yala in your Tessa Tunic?

Yala's Tessa Tunic is the perfect summer dress for every occasion! We were so inspired by the versatile stripes we decided to shoot them on our talented Yala employees. Explore the options this simple tunic has to offer when we dress it up from casual wear to beach fair to an evening on the town...


Team Yala

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yala's Dads and Grads Sale!

Your favorite loungewear for Dads and 
DreamSacks travel products for Grads are 15% off!

Enjoy this special offer now until June 17th! 

               Yala's® Original Opening DreamSack                          Yala's® Pocket Pillowcase

    Yala's BambooDreams® Men's Long Sleeve Tee         Yala's BambooDreams® Men's Short Sleeve Tee


Team Yala

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A SE Portland Favorite, Fyberworks Boutique

Fyberworks is filled with rich textures, vibrant colors and imaginative styles that create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This popular women’s boutique located in southeast Portland has been a retailer of Yala®  products since January 2007. Cindy Zielinski is a clothing designer and the owner of Fyberworks Boutique.

Cindy finds the balance between comfort and style with her favorite Yala product, the basic Cami Top.
 "My favorite piece is the basic cami," she says. "It's perfect for the Northwest as a thin layer that keeps me warm and cool at the same time. I own four and could easily add to that number and not feel that I had too many.  It is one of the easiest pieces to sell!"

At Fyberworks, the goal is to offer a fresh view of the world through the lines of  clothing and the many artists/designers represented in her shop's assemblage of clothing and accessories. Her own line is perfect for travel and has a unique twist: embossed images add a subtle interest to the fabrics.

As a long time retailer of Yala, she has come to know what her customers love. “My other best seller is the bamboo legging. They are the perfect layer for under skirts or a thin layer under pants. Great for travel when you're not sure what weather conditions you will be experiencing. Most of my customers find them irresistible!”

June is a special month at Fyberworks. All Yala products are 10% off! You'll find everything from Yala's Cami Top, Full Length Leggings, the Bridget Halter Dress and Tessa Tank Top! So come visit Cindy and her staff at Fyberworks where clothing, scarves, jewelry, handbags and other delights will speak to your senses AND your sensibilities : )

Get directions to Fyberworks on Facebook!

Until Next Time,

Monday, June 6, 2011

What?! Yala (DreamSacks) Sample Sale in JUNE?!

The weather is warming and we're clearing our closets! The first ever springtime edition of our famous Sample Sale is coming June 18 - from 9am-1pm - a chance to pick up your favorite Yala® and BambooDreams® at discounts that will make your heart flutter! We'll laugh, share stories, and help you discover your next beloved treasures.

Enter to WIN on Yala's Facebook Page

If our Ashland, Oregon home is no easy commute, not to worry! You can join this event in spirit and enter to WIN Yala's Summer Essentials Gift Set through our facebook page!

Yala’s Summer Essential Gift Set Includes:

For every 100 NEW fans, we'll GIVE away one Summer Essentials Gift Set!

PLUS every 25 new adventurous people that ‘Like’ Yala, we’ll give away a 

Entering to win is easy!
1. 'Like’ us on our Yala Facebook Page
2. RSVP ‘I’m Attending’ (Go to the event by clicking HERE)
3. Then ‘Invite More Friends’ to ‘Like’ Yala – we can’t wait to meet them!

If you ARE able to join us in Ashland, mention that you’re a Facebook fan
In gratitude, we’ll offer you our vibrant Pendant Necklace as a gift!

Share the Yala and spread the word!

Hope to see you there,
Team Yala

Friday, June 3, 2011

Yala Giving Back - to Science!

Yala® loves giving back! We are so grateful to be based out of such a cultured and vibrant community as Ashland, Oregon where we support Ashland’s very own Science Museum, ScienceWorks. With nearly 100 interactive exhibits, ScienceWorks encourages children and adults to learn about various scientific principles.

The museum was recently nominated for the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators for "individual or organizations outside the field of education that make significant contributions to the education of young people in Oregon."While we are lucky to have the museum in our backyard, over 86% of their visitors come from outside of Ashland."

ScienceWorks biggest fundraiser of the year is a very popular and well attended event, called The Science of Wine Gala. From 6-10pm guests dress up to sip, sample and mingle with 14 different local wineries paired with delectable food from 14 local restaurants. Four hours may seem like plenty of time, but with a raffle, science demonstrations and good company the time flies!
Feel inspired? Make sure you’re ready for ScienceWorks 
Gala next year, Yala style!

High heels
$38 -
Dazed Dorothy leather clutch
120 GBP -
Roberta Chiarella art deco earrings
$88 -