Our Story


Everyone deserves beautiful, sustainable clothes




AKALA was created to provide quality eco-friendly apparel with designs that fit every beautiful shape and size. The name AKALA is derived from the founder's initials, Ashley Klein (AK), combined with the brand’s manufacturing location in Los Angeles (@ LA).  


We all deserve to have clothing that is designed thoughtfully, with eco-conscious and ethical practices at the core. As we invest in our futures and the planet’s, the products should have meaning and not be disposable. We want to create the next piece women get to cherish for years to come. Say hello to versatile styles for you to wear your way. Your closet just got more sustainable.


Ashley lives in Seattle with her husband and newborn son, Bennett. She studied apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Purdue, and has spent over a decade across the industry. Her goal is to create a new kind of fashion business that fills a gap so many customers are looking for - sustainable, size-inclusive fashion.