Updated: Feb 14, 2021
Modern • African • Ethical Jewellery - A female-founded, black-owned jewellry brand
Yala is a modern jewellry brand that embodies intricate design, sustainable materials, ethics and transparency. Yala are female-founded and black-owned, with roots in Kenya. Yala is built on social values, to improve the lives of others by creating financial opportunities for skilled artisans.
Yala is an award-winning African jewellery brand designed for the modern woman.
Meet the founder
Yala is the vision of Audrey Migot-Adholla, Founder and CEO. Born in Kenya and based in Bristol, UK with her husband, Audrey splits her time between the two countries. The brand is named after the town in Kenya where her grandmother lived. It was her dream to create a business that worked with local artisans and showcased their skills across the world. Yala is the product of that dream.
How Yala Jewellery empowers over 150 artisans in Kenya
Yala comes to you from a whole community of talented Kenyan artisans and creatives who represent the country’s diversity and potential. Yala’s goal is to challenge the common misconceptions about Africa and its people through beautiful design, entrepreneurship and creative talent. Today, Audrey works directly with over 150 artisans in Kenya, ensuring they receive fair wages, safe and healthy work environments, and real recognition for their talent. She is passionate about ensuring true transparency across the production process, and a genuine connection between the people who created Yala jewellery and our customers.
“Our ultimate mission is to empower the people
who have all played a part in creating your jewellery.”
- Yala Jewellery
Yala is the first jewellery brand in the UK to be a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. By becoming a B Corp Yala have joined more than 3,500 companies worldwide in our commitment to use business as a force for good.
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We are beyond proud and happy to have such powerful women in our community, who are such a strong force for good.
Cheers to that!
Your GreenWave Team