The women-led label was founded in 2017 by Irina and Sara who are two yoga, Acroyoga and dance enthusiasts. The style of their hand-sketched yoga pants show the ideas and talent of designer Irina who studied Arts and Fashion in Barcelona and mixed both passions becoming a fashion print designer. On her travels she met Sara on a month long partner acrobatics teacher training in Andalusia and so together they started with Pitaya Yoga. Sara is now living in Berlin with her little family and if times allows, teaches handstands or treats herself to any kind of movement class. She studied business and economics and formerly worked in an office job in a London EdTech startup.
Carmen Dresel joined the team in 2020 as Head of Product. She is the avid mind that finally brought some sense into the Online Marketing and Social Media presence. She spent more than 10 years in Mexico and starts every team call with 'la neta es una mamada esto, wuey'. She also lives in Berlin and is inseparable from her dog 'Powers'. Another addition to the team is Mia Drobec who you are writing to if you contact our great, overly-efficient and always kind and helpful support mail. She is from Croatia so that basically means that her humour really sucks.
Your leggings, our canvas!
All design you see in store are hand-sketched by us! Usually with a combination of illustrations and watercolour and gouache paintings. On our social media pages you find the creative processes of our drawings and more explanations about the many details you find in our prints. For truly unique yoga clothing!
A Yoga label that gives back
The brand shows that they love what they do in the things they create and a lot of focus goes into every detail. As they have a strong wish to contribute socially, they donate to organisations that are active in areas like the refugee crisis, woman empowerment, animal protection and climate activism - amongst others. Every collection donates a fix amount to an organisation and designs that are made with those donations in mind are labelled 'donation-based'.
Small quantities in a responsible production
The label started off in early 2017 with productions in a family-run business in Guadalajara, Mexico, where Sara was living at the time. As their initial fabric was taken off the market, they started producing with a recycled polyester textile that was especially elaborated for them in Greece. On the quest for a natural fibre textile, they are now working with a middle-size production company in Turkey and produces with a quality fabric made out of bamboo, cotton and elastane. Their active line is from a high quality recycled polyester.
The oldies, and the newbies!
New designs come out every four to five months. And as soon as the designs are sold out, they are usually gone forever. Except for the two favourite designs which get to be re-stocked from time to time. This way there is always space for new designs but it also means that your favourite design might not be available anymore when you discover it.
So stay up to date with us! We enjoy creating, illustrating, conceptualising and painting too much to just print off our oldies. And you benefit from this with truly unique hand-sketched yoga pants that are limited editions.