My love for fabric and sewing started as a young child as I grew up watching my mother and gran sewing and designing clothes. As a young farm girl, I fell in love with the original blue and brown Shweshwe fabrics that the Basotho ladies used to wear.
I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to combine my creative passion for sewing with my growing passion for yoga. I found that carrying my yoga mat around and my mat unrolling itself in my car boot really frustrated me. I decided to make a simple and practical bag for my yoga mat that I could easily tote to yoga classes and leave in my car all neatly rolled up.
Naturally my fabric of choice for the mat bags was the authentic South African cotton Shweshwe. The Shweshwe colours and designs of my childhood memories were rejuvenated by the modern vibrant colourful ranges of the Shweshwe that I sew with today.
My first yoga mat bags were tried and tested by my yogi sister and close yogi friends.
Butterflies are known across the world as powerful symbols of change, endurance and transformation.
The transformation of the caterpillar into the beautiful butterfly is a pure miracle of nature. Exercise in any form has the ability to transform our bodies and our minds. For me, yoga has triggered life changing lessons and transformations in my personal life.
Over the past 3 years, so too have the yoga mat bags slowly but surely taken flight.
May you know many hours of happiness and peace on your mats, and may your mats travel well in your vibrant and colourful FreeFly mat bags.