Our Story

Every day, every body, every journey.


Hey, friend! Thank you for joining us on this sustainable journey - we’re so grateful to have you be a part of our first collection. 




We started this business to provide quality apparel, made from eco-friendly materials, with designs that reflect all our beautiful shapes and sizes. Dreamt up in 2018, Ashley knew she wanted to start a different kind of clothing business. Inclusive, sustainable, USA-made clothing at an attainable price point has been missing, and Akala aims to fill this gap.  The name Akala was derived from the founder, Ashley Klein’s initials (AK), combined with the brand’s manufacturing location in Los Angeles (@ LA).  


Women 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.


XO, Ashley



Ashley lives in Seattle with her husband and cat, with baby on-the-way! She studied Fashion at Purdue and FIT, and has spent close to 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 - inclusive, sustainable, attainable fashion.