Bristol, UK – November 6th 2019 – Yala Jewellery was today announced as the winner of the 2019 Sustainable Lifestyle Awards for "Jewellery Brand of the Year".
These awards are the first of their kind to verify and celebrate the brands that hold style and substance in equal measure. Their aim is to shine a light on the conscientious creators who are dedicated to making beautiful lifestyle products with positive social and environmental impacts.
The SLA judges were impressed with Yala's commitment to style and sustainability saying:
"The brand Yala presented a complete picture of their supply chain, including many strong sustainable elements, all in a transparent manner.
Yala scored highly for our judging panel on its sustainable story - including responsibly sourced materials, environmental impact, fair wage policies, transparency of process and social impact with the added certification that comes from being a B Corp.
The judges were taken by the ability of Yala's founder to make a success of the business with so little outside support. Finally and just as importantly in this application, the product is simple, beautiful and honest".
About Yala Jewellery
Yala is a female-founded jewellery brand, ethically and sustainably made in Kenya by artisans working in the informal sector. The company works with over 150 artisans, including a group of women from the Maasai tribe.
Yala ensures they receive fair wages, safe and healthy work environments, and real recognition for their talent.
The Yala collection is inspired by modern Africa and features designs informed by traditional jewellery from the various tribes and cultures from across the continent, updated with a modern twist.
The brand produces small batch collections that are collaboratively created with the artisans and designed to have as little environmental impact as possible.