We all know that the only reason we go to yoga is completely personal and only for ourselves. Yes.
Then there is the side benefit of the social gatherings. The feeling of "one" with not only your inner self, but your friends, your community, the world and the universe.
Might as well have a cool yoga bag then, right? It does not have to be some fancy big name brand to be the talk of ashram. In fact quite the opposite. These gorgeous little numbers will have your fellow yogis congratulating you on such fine taste.
"Yes, indeed", you can tell them, "but that is not why I bought it", (obviously!).
Rather it is a desire to help those in need. To support women's co-operatives in poor parts of the world. To give something back. To be ethical, sustainable, and eco-friendly. It is mere happenstance that this yoga bag rocks.
In addition to looking great, these yoga bags are "long barrel" bags perfect for storing and transporting yoga mats. They are made with traditional printed Indian bedspread material from Jaipur and lined with sturdy backing material with long strap and chunky zip.
Each bag is unique of course, so be aware that the pictures are approximations and each one will vary. But that's a good thing and adds to the charm.
Approx: 17cm ∅ × 69cm long
Siesta Crafts was started in 1983 by Chris and Les Harper with a market stall selling handicrafts that were brought back from their travels from Mexico and Guatemala (hence the name!).
They now import directly from suppliers in countries all over the world on a Fairtrade basis and they are proud to be a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.
They specialise in unusual and interesting gifts. In this day and age of anodyne, cloned town high streets, it is good to see they have a vibrant, colourful presence with a wide range of unique and colourful handcrafted and fair trade items.
Their intention is that by trading with their producers they are helping them to achieve economic self-sufficiency, whilst simultaneously bringing to their customers the skills and crafts of other cultures.