Celebrating Women in Business
In a moment of inspiration before a trip to Asia in 1996, YALA's founder sewed two sheets together and called it a Dreamsack. (We look forward to telling you more about that another time, so stay tuned!) No matter where she went on that journey, her family could snuggle into clean sheets every night.
YALA's offerings have expanded many times over since then to include responsibly made bamboo bedding, sleepwear, loungewear, and a brand new bamboo men's line, but YALA is still owned and run by women.
New Owners, New Beginning, Same Tradition
Long-time besties, travelers, and YALA employees took the helm as YALA’s new owners in September 2019 and carry on the same tradition of empowering and comforting the women who wear and work for YALA.
To all our loyal customers, thank you for supporting our women-owned, women-run business all these years.
Check out these facts from the National Association of Women Run Businesses
- In the US alone, 11.6 million women-owned businesses employ nearly 9 million people.
- The number of women-owned businesses in the US has grown 114% since the year 2000, compared to 44% overall.
- Women-owned businesses account for 39% of US businesses, but only 4% of small business loan dollars.
- Some studies show that women reinvest up to 90 percent of their income in their families and communities, compared to just 40 percent for men.
The Beauty of Women-Owned Business
At YALA we truly believe buying from women-owned businesses can be a vote for positive change in the world. We will continue to fulfill this potential through business practices that emphasize sustainability and social responsibility on every step of the journey.