If one of your goals is to embrace more green products this year, then you definitely want to check out Yala! This family owned company embraces green living wholly and is a Green America approved business. More than just fair trade, they truly connect with all of their partners all over the world.
Yala has partnered with Nest, a U.S. based nonprofit that assists female artisans around the world to create successful small businesses through education and training, to sell the Free Soul Collection. This line helps these women create a stable income for their family and their community.
I got to review the Nugget Necklace, made by nomadic gypsies. The facet-cut glass nuggets are reminiscent of Mardi Gras beads (It is Mardi Gras season you know!), but much nicer. It’s a long chain with a magnetic closure, so you can double loop it, wear it long, or make a bracelet with it. I was wondering how strong the magnetic closure would be – there is not worries of it coming apart accidently!
I also got to review the organic cotton aspire skirt. I’m sure this one will become a staple this summer! I love the elastic waistband, and those pockets will come in handy since I have a toddler! It also looks great and I think it will travel well. I was going to post a photo of me here, but somehow the pic went AWOL! Maybe I’ll take one tomorrow to post….
If you travel a lot, you’ll love their DreamSacks! This is the idea that got them started, and I can see why – it’s genius! These sacks fold up small, and allow you to take your own sheets with you wherever you go.
As if all that isn’t enough, they’re committed to carbon neutral shipping. Their bamboo products are also Oeko-Tex certified. This certification screens for harmful substances present in textiles. It guarantees the safety of their fabric and dyes and is an additional assurance that they are using environmentally friendly production methods.
BUY IT: You can buy Yala products on their website. Use code GREEN20 for 20% off all of their products!
WIN IT: One lucky winner will win a $50 gift certificate to Yala! The contest is open worldwide, but please check shipping rates for your country.
CONTEST ENDS January 24th at MIDNIGHT EST