Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Win a $100 Yala Gift Card at the Conservation Celebration Hosted by Southern Oregon Land Conservancy!


Yala knows how important it is to give back, especially when we are lucky to live in such a diverse ecosystem as beautiful Southern Oregon. We are fortunate enough to pay it forward to a variety of organizations and causes, see "We Support" on our website for a list, locally and abroad.

The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy is especially close to our hearts, working to protect many unique and irreplaceable land marks found between the beautiful Rogue River, Crater Lake, an awe-inspiring coastline and massive caves, right in our backyard!

Working exclusively in Southern Oregon since 1978, they have conserved 44 extraordinary properties - over 8,300 acres in total. "We’re working with our partners to help secure a bright future for all residents of Southern Oregon. Our conservation work is done on a completely voluntary basis by helping landowners permanently protect signature lands. Of course, not every piece of land needs safeguarding by a land trust like us, but many beautiful places will be lost forever without our leadership," says the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy.

2011 marks their 33rd year as Southern Oregon's regional land trust, now that is call for celebration! Join them at Paschal Winery on Saturday evening, September 10th from 7-10pm for a fun filled evening.

  • Complimentary Paschal Wine
  • Live Jazz performed by Ed Dunsavage and Joe Cohoon
  • A silent auction featuring over 100 donated items from local and regional businesses
  • A live auction to benefit our beautiful local landscape (Conserve land for only $150/acre!)

Some of the auction items include: complete Lasik Surgery at the Medical Eye Center, weekend at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Zipline Course for Two at Out-n-About Treehouse Resort, $100 Gift Certificate at the Peerless Restaurant, and a $100 dollar Gift Certificate to our very own Yala (among many more)!

Need something to wear for the event? We have you covered: our Kai Top now comes in classy chic slate/black stripes that go perfect paired with our Cropped Leggings and Organic Cotton Aspire Skirt. Add a wide belt, white kitten heals and a green clutch for some color and you are ready to start bidding!

Until Next Time,

Team Yala

Kai boat neck top
Bamboo legging
Organic Cotton Aspire Skirt - Yala Designs

Kaliko clutch bag
£45 -
Halston Heritage star belt
$107 -

Friday, August 26, 2011

Vacation at Hotel del Coronado and Don't Forget your Yala...

Imagine… warm California breeze, soft sandy beaches, room service and poolside relaxation. Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark, has been called “one of the top ten resorts in the world” by USA Today, a perfect vacation destination for everyone.

There is never a shortage of things to do at The Del. They offer on site yoga, sunset sailing, surfing and paddle boarding lessons, bike rentals, boating, golf, even camps and activities for the kids! Whether you are out and about or poolside, don't forget your BambooDreams® Circle Top for those hot summer days and your Organic Cotton Mandala Tote to carry all of your daily essentials.

With the city of San Diego a short ferry or car ride away, the Hotel del Coronado provides all of the wonders of a small town island feel. The quintessential San Diego vacation destination, Hotel del Coronado offers something for everyone. For families, The Del is the idyllic locale for those who yearn for a memorable vacation getaway. For couples, the resort’s enchanting island setting and classic architecture form the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape.

The Travel Channel even rates The Del as the number-one wedding destination in America! Did we mention they also offer a Romance Package that includes accommodations, breakfast for two, a dozen roses, champagne and strawberries? What more can you ask for?

Dress to impress in your BambooDreams® Isis Maxi Dress. Add Yala's Cashmere Scarf in Pearl, a red clutch for color and off you go... Can you think of a better place to wrap up the summer while basking in Yala?

Until Next Time,

Team Yala


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Women's Wear Daily (WWD) says Yala is "One to Watch" at the Magic Show

Yala is very excited to be featured in Women's Wear Daily (WWD) as one of "the ones to watch" in fashion’s most comprehensive collection of women’s apparel! WWDMAGIC showcases more than 2,000 emerging to established labels across every price point and trend. Presented in collaboration with WWD, WWDMAGIC features "expert fashion forecasts and all the styles of the season."

Being that it's our first year to show our line at Magic - we were honored to be featured!

Often called the "fashion bible," Women's Wear Daily (WWD) serves as the voice of authority, international newswire and agent of change for the fashion, beauty and retail industries.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of our new line, "Free Soul." A collection of handmade scarves, necklaces and bracelets made by women from India who have found financial independence through Yala's partnership with the microfinance company, Build a Nest.

Until Next Time,

Team Yala

Friday, August 19, 2011

How do you Yala in your Piper Dress? Use Coupon Code PIPERLOVE for 20% Off!

Some people follow fashion, for others fashion follows them - like the Pied Piper. Our new Piper dress fits and flatters your natural style for every occasion.

Form-fitting and flattering -- rarely can one dress claim both of those descriptions, but our Bamboo Dreams® Piper Dress is that rare specimen. Our secret? Gathering along the side seams caresses your curves in just the right way to accentuate but never exaggerate. Empire waistline, short sleeves and above-knee length make this the perfect pull-on-and-go dress for all occasions from dressy to casual.

Use coupon code PIPERLOVE for 20% OFF

Coupon ends Monday, August 22th. 

Meet Yala sales rep, Kristen, as she models our new Piper Dress...

Until Next Time,

Team Yala

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Top 10 Things Green America Says to Never Buy Again

Ever feel like there are so many corporations jumping on the “green” bandwagon that it’s hard to tell which is the best to go with? Make sure to look out for credible certifications such as Green America to ensure you know exactly how your money is being spent. Yala is proud to be a member of Green America, as well as the Organic Trade Association and partners with Green Shipping.

 In order to qualify to be listed in Green America’s National Green Pages Yala had to submit an application to demonstrate that we…                               

  1. Focus on using business as a tool for positive social change.
  2. Are "values-driven," as well as profit-driven.
  3. Are socially and environmentally responsible in the way we source, manufacture, and market our products and run our offices and factories.
  4. Are committed to and employ extraordinary and innovative practices that benefit: 
  • Workers
  • Communities
  • Customers
  • The Environment

Inspired? Check out Green America’s Top 10 Things You Should Never Buy Again. Follow the link to find out why not to purchase these things and what alternatives you can buy instead...

1. Styrofoam cups

2. Paper towels

3. Bleached coffee filters

4. Over packaged foods and other products


5. Teak and mahogany

6. Chemical pesticides and herbicides

7. Conventional household cleaners

8. Higher octane gas than you need

9. Toys made with PVC plastic

10. Plastic forks and spoons

You can also join Green America today as an individual, business or institution by visiting their website.

We have learned that partnerships grow through honest and open communication, no matter where you live in this world. We are committed to maintaining strong ties to the factories and workers who make our products by visiting the factories, speaking with the workers, and celebrating special occasions. We value our friends and partners around the world.

And we continue to learn!

Until Next Time,

Team Yala