October 20th, 2020
Behind the scenes
Let us take you behind the scenes of your Mala piece and show you more about our sustainable and slow fashion and ethical production. We take you through every single step and provide full transparency about our production. Let’s get started!
Pattern Making, Laying and cutting
Your Mala piece is designed by and with Yoga teachers, aiming for the perfect fit, great comfort and soft feel while practicing Yoga. With minimal seams, a high support and minimalistic styles, we aim for Yoga wear that highlights the diversity and beauty of all women’s body shapes in a comforting and encouraging way. In close and detailed work with our Sri Lankan pattern maker, we are confident to have come up with a great fit suiting different body shapes.
After finishing the pattern, we are setting a marker that is going to be perfectly matching the length and width of our purchased left-over fabric. This way we are keeping the waste while cutting minimal and are being able to use most of our fabrics for our Yoga line. Before layering and cutting the layered fabrics, the fabrics have to be released off the fabric rolls to relax and soften. This way we are avoiding that the pattern pieces change their shape after having been cut. Our talented team of cutters is able to cut our fabrics after 3-4 days.
Maschines and accesories
Stretch wear has significant differences to other fabrics (like cotton) and needs to be treated accordingly. As fabrics are reacting differently while being stitched, we are avoiding damages in the fabrics by making sure to use only high quality needles to sew our pieces. By using special sewing machines, threads and feeding parts of and applying advanced sewing techniques in our production we are able to provide great strength of the seams and longevity of your Mala piece.
In the final stages of our production, we are making sure that each piece leaving the factory is checked multiple times and up to the high standard we are offering with our Yoga wear. We are trying to fix small blemishes, so we can reduce waste and the negative impact on our environment. Pieces with small damages that are just limited to the appearance and not the practicability and longevity are sold with a discount so each piece gets some love and doesn’t end up in the trash.