Saturday, April 07, 2007

In praise of Maya

No, I don't mean the veil of obscuring illusion, but rather Maya Prass, the wonderful South African designer.

I recently acquired a(nother) pair of her trousers and was reminded of why one should support local design. She doesn't use organic cotton, probably because the only organic cotton available in SA is imported from India, and the high environmental cost of transport kinda cancels out its enviro-kudos. She does, however, employ her own machinists, have her fabrics hand-printed, and generally produce a fantastic product locally, making jobs in local industry. And the garments really are beautiful. Even if you don't think you are gorgeous, you probably will in one of these little ensembles:

This is my last post for a week or so while I dry out my signapses (wish me luck!) so I hope you all enjoy Easter, if you celebrate it, and have a great week!


Cupcakes & Yoga said...

The fabrics look so light and airy and comfortable. Very pretty!

Enjoy your week off!

Mary said...

Gorgeous clothing. Have a great week being tech free!

Regina Clare Jane said...

These are pretty! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Anonymous said...

I think it is nice to have great yoga clothes, but at a class the other day my teacher said "you shouldn't even know what the person next to you is wearing. you are in your own space". I recently started bikram yoga and the struggle to get through a class in that heat has completely refocussed me. its great. I am not nearly as self conscious of how i look as I was before.