About Our Story

LaJala is a proudly Indigenous Australian-owned-and-operated business, that designs, manufactures, and retails women’s nightwear. LaJala is inspired by the serenity of the night, the tales we carry, the adventures we experience, and the pure beauty of the landscape we live, walk and her family.

At LaJala, we understand that a good night's sleep is essential for overall well-being, and we believe that every woman deserves to indulge in unparalleled comfort and style. Our exquisite collection of sleepwear is meticulously crafted with the finest materials, combining softness and breathability to create a dreamy embrace for the senses.

Lajala’s purpose is to provide women with exceptional sleepwear that prioritizes comfort, elegance, inclusivity, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a positive and empowering bedtime experience.

Lajala the Label also seeks to foster a supportive community that celebrates diversity and recognises that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. The brand embraces inclusivity, designing sleepwear to cater to a wide range of body types, empowering women to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin.

Meet the founder

Meet Tessa she a Noongar Wiilman yok living in Boorloo (Perth). She is married with two children and is the founder of LaJala. Tessa spent most of her life growing up in Yawuru country (Broome) fishing, camping, swimming in the sea and being surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Growing up in a single-parent household had its challenges, but she still had a great childhood and is grateful for everything her mother did. When Tessa turned 19, she worked to save money and left Broome for the city lights of Whadjuk (Perth) on her own. Perth became her home, and she worked many different jobs throughout her 20s.
Tessa loved working with children, so when her daughter was born, she stepped out of her comfort zone and went to university to study teaching and has been a teacher ever since. In 2022 Tessa followed her heart to travel around Australia, to gain a deeper understanding of Australian Culture while gaining inspiration, connection, and education for herself and her children.

Tessa has always seen herself as a creative person who enjoys collaborating. With this deep pull inside of her, she felt there was more she needed to do. So, the tides have changed in her life, and following the passing of her loving grandmother and her father, it gave her the courage to step out and embark on an entrepreneurial journey. Having moved as a newcomer in the fashion industry, Tessa wants to create a brand that creates comfortable and stylish sleepwear that embraces culture for people who enjoy lounging around not only at home but out and about too.