Our Story

Vala Alta was founded by an optimistic environmental engineer dissatisfied with the speed of pollution clean-up efforts. Seeking a practical, actionable way to make a difference – Dan purchased handkerchiefs and instantly fell in love with their endless utility. The desire to gift them to everyone in his life led him to forge his own. Staying true to engineering principles, The Everyday Handkerchief is designed with the same intention as modern environmental technologies; doing what we can to reduce global waste and save forest resources for where they're needed most.

Inspired Simplicity

Vala Alta was founded with the mission of discovering creative and compelling alternatives that work to more closely align our needs with those of the environment

We aspire to help further individuals on their pursuit of simplicity and harmony.

Our handkerchiefs are made of the ecofriendly and underutilized linen material.

Tissue Use Statistic Image
Approximately 7.6 billion pounds of paper tissue and towel waste is created in the United States each year

Wood Weight

The same amount of wood needed to build 98,500 U.S. Homes

Wood Volume

A solid wood volume greater than 2 Great Pyramid of Gizas

Forested Area

Harvested from a forested area the size of 11.6 Manhattan Islands

Forestry Resources as a Climate Solution

The role of forestry resources in decarbonizing our world