About Kala Style
It all began in a New England farmhouse...
well actually in an outbuilding shared with chickens, geese, and goats. The number of employees was 2, “Ka” and “La”. Inventory from Europe was stacked in our unheated garage otherwise known as “the shipping department".
Everyday, we would pack orders in discarded liquor store boxes collected by car, late the night before. That was known as “A Box Run”. To ship, the bathroom scale was confiscated. Holding a packed box, one of us would stand on the scale, then subtract our own weight. Three part invoices, written out by hand and added up on a vintage calculator, travelled with the boxes and 2 kids in our station wagon to the UPS hub. We could not afford the weekly UPS pick up fee, nor a shipping scale for that matter! Those were the days!
Today, we are fortunate enough to be able to look back on more than 20 years of finding great products, inventing great products and designing great packaging for those products. The chicken coop and garage turned into a 30,000 square foot building filled with inventory and the finest, hard-working employees on this planet.
"LA" and I now live on a beautiful island where I also have my Kala Studio where I enjoy inspirational views and a dynamite design work space. I am one lucky chick!
Kala is fortunate to be in terrific showrooms across the U.S. and Australia with great sales reps. Come to any New York Gift Show where today you can see the “ancient versions” of “KA” & “LA” along with our grown kids, Oakley and Alice.
Our European suppliers are some of the oldest and finest companies in the world. We've had many good years together and many good times together along the way!
Like many of our terrific retailers, they became family. Lance and I look forward to many more years together with old friends while we continue to enjoy making new ones every year.
Thank you for shopping Kalastyle, – Kate Smith
All KALASTYLE SOAPS are natural and/or organic in color, fragrance, and ingredients. Many Kalastyle soaps have been made throughout Europe for over 100 years. These are very high quality soaps.
NO animal testing EVER.