I’ve always thought of yoga to be a form of meditation and stretching exercises, but after I started working with a Yoga Instructor on a product line I soon learned that yoga can be good for your overall health. There are millions of Americans practicing yoga (Yoga Mania), and I wonder how did this enthusiasm get past me? I’m a “Tae Bo” girl and I’ve dabbled in “Pilates” in my down time. So when I heard the word yoga I immediately had my “Pilates video playing in my head. When I learned about the different poses and not to mention hot yoga, I had to admit that I was wrong!
From a design perceptive, I’ve learned about the yoga colors, symbols, mats, and blocks. These aspects are important to research when creating a yoga bag. Of course there are thousands of handmade bags and logos out there, so It took time and creativity of course to come up with a similar, but unique design. I felt the need to come up with a logo for my bags to separate my bag designs from the rest of them. The logo I’m working on is taken from a yoga meditative pose and a lotus flower. I need to make a few adjustments to the design, but I think I will place the outline of this logo on all of my yoga bags.
My first yoga bag is complete without the logo and I have three more that are ready for construction. Are you still wondering what’s unique about my yoga bag?? Well I have come up with a way to have one continuous strap that will allow you to open and close the bag. Most bags have a draw string at the top of the bag and a separate strap.
Here’s a look at my first prototype!
The bag is large enough to carry two mats rolled together, or a mat and a towel. I found out later that I used yoga colors in my design. The inside zippered pocket is large enough for a cell phone, keys and a small wallet.
I have a yoga mat and a pose to complete the design!
I will share more of my yoga experience with you over the next few blog posts, as I continue with creating and working on my own fabric designs to incorporate into this collection.
Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!