Sotela is a clothing company based out of Los Angeles that creates wardrobe staples for humans. The heart of Sotela is to restore your relationship with clothing and to celebrate the strength and resilience of your body.
An inclusive clothing brand and community that celebrates humans in all their forms.
Sotela's pieces are forgiving. Our sizing focuses on fit instead of labeling; we never use the words small, medium, or large. We champion body appreciation and celebrate strength and resilience through our For All Community.
We use eco-friendly fabrics that have minimal environmental impacts such as tencel, modal, and linen. The versatility of our pieces allow for prolonged use and all of our packaging, stationery, and marketing materials are printed on recycled paper. We hand-make every piece from start to finish in our California studio.
Body Positivity | Inspiring you to feel good about yourself. inclusivity is a driving force in what we do.
Positive Impact | we are dreamers and campaigners. Change markers and advocates. Movers and shakers that are at our best when we are helping the world.
Humanity | We are not willing to compromise people for things. We're an ethically made brand without sweatshop labor, and treat our team as equal partners and collaborators.
Environment | Promoting ethical brands is not only a fashion decision, it's a lifestyle decision. We believe there's a responsible way to create products that doesn't harm the planet.
Our vision is a world where you are celebrated, just as you are.
My name is Hanna and I'm the founder and designer of Sotela. I started Sotela in 2016 after dreaming of an ethical clothing line that would fit my changing body. The majority of my clothing was too tight and made me feel uncomfortable and I woke up every day dreading my morning routine of staring at my closet with nothing to wear.
That made me think about how often other's experience the same frustrating routine of trying to something that fits. Our bodies change all the time— we get bloated, pregnant, lose weight, gain weight— but the fit of our clothes doesn't often reflect that physical reality.
This is why I created Sotela. I believe you should reach into your closets and have multiple pieces that will always fit, and better yet, make you feel confident.
At the same time, I believe clothing should be ethically designed, sourced, and made. "Sotela" comes from the Spanish word "tela" which means "fabric". Spanish is my first language and I wanted to tie my heritage into our name. The "so" comes from "sew" and combined "Sew Fabric" speaks into our handmade, ethical design process.
Designed for human by human, Sotela's main goal is to empower you to develop a positive relationship with your clothing.
Sotela's approach to sizing is a little different. Instead of using the conventional small, medium and large, we've decided to change our wording because why not! We want to keep things simple and offer the most out of your clothing.
Here's a step by step of how to choose your Sotela size: