Monday, December 17, 2012

Luxurious and Eco-friendly Clothing from Yala Designs

One of the first things that attracted me to Yala Designs were all their Organic Cottons and Bamboo fashion. I am a lover of eco-friendly clothing and enjoy the luxurious feel and softness they provide. I love that as a company they believe in more than "fair" trade, they believe in "exceptional" trade. They have a strong relationship with all their partners in China where their factories and bamboo groves are located. Yala Designs offers gorgeous fashion including tunics, skirts, leggings and nightwear. They also carry beautiful accessories, men's attire and the travel bedding that started it all, the Dreamsack.

I really wanted to find a great source for the 2012 Christmas Gift Guide for pajamas and Yala Designs turned out to be the ultimate source! I am completely in love with my Organic Cotton Shanti PJ Set from Yala Designs in the Gold Fleur Pattern. Not only is this pajama set beautiful, it is by far the most comfortable set of pajamas I own. The pattern is simply exquisite and the texture is unbelievably soft. I love that the top buttons easily and the bottoms are simple to slip in to. It seems my husband and I throw on our pajamas earlier and earlier each night, especially since I received these. I'm gonna admit it... I have gone an entire day lounging in it. Yes, it's that comfy! Shop the pajamas at Yala Designs and give the gift certain to be enjoyed nightly. They will love the soft, comfy night's sleep it provides.

Although I was specifically sourcing a company for pajamas that I felt would make perfect gifts for your loved ones, I ran across something exciting that touched my heart. Yala Designs has a very special partnership with Nest, a U.S. based nonprofit organization that assists female artisans around the world to create successful small businesses through education and training. I love companies that give back and those which empower others to be able to provide a fair living to support themselves and their families. I can't wait to share this with you.

The bracelet you see here was handmade by Nithya. Nithya defied tradition and married for love which resulted in her being shunned by her own village. She lives isolated in a small hut with her husband and children. She named this gorgeous bracelet after her son, Nivesh. By supporting her art, you support her courage and ensure that Nithya receives a fair wage, safe working conditions and economic opportunity through Nest. She is incredibly talented as this bracelet is stunning. I love the patterns of the strung beads and the colors she chose to use together. There are a total of 6 bracelets in this collection which can be worn together or separately. I really love it not only because it's beautiful, but because it reminds of Nithya and her strength.

Yala Designs has several gorgeous handmade scarves and jewelry available in their Free Soul Collection. Your purchase of these items provide income and stability to these women, their families and their communities. By purchasing one of the quality beautiful pieces, you are not only providing a gorgeous Christmas Gift for someone wonderful in your life... you are providing a future for someone in an underdeveloped county. It is a great honor to include Yala Designs in my 2012 Christmas Gift Guide. You can find these and all the other exquisite items available at Yala Designs.

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  1. This is awesome. I am so into companies like this that empower women around the world!

  2. That is so interesting about Nithya. It would take a lot of courage... and literally a lot of love... to do that. I hope she does well!

  3. Naomi Osborn12/25/2012 8:53 PM

    I love the story behind this. Makes all the difference.