This month, we invite you to take a look at the origins of our house brand. Discover the evolution of our designs and the reasons behind our choices!
Cornelia Kauhs, Founder and designer of Breath of Fire
With Breath of Fire, Cornelia Kauhs' first intention was to create ethical and eco-responsible clothing suitable for all female body types. In 2004, the original collection consisted of fifteen white models made in India from organic fabrics and dedicated to the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
Very quickly, the designer realised that it was important to turn to a local production and to simplify the collection. These two aspects encouraged Cornelia to reduce the collection to three basic models (of several colours) and to turn, in 2009, after a lot of research and visits to workshops, to a Portuguese production. By the way, do you know what colours we first produced? Initially we chose the spiritual colours of saffron, burgundy, indigo blue, black and white.
Why are our Sohang womens yoga pants designed with a skirt?
Its ingenuity is in the details...
If you like our house brand, you must know our Sohang trousers! With its little skirt, it has become one of our must-haves! First Breath of Fire model, these trousers meet our desire to honour all women's bodies, whether they are tall or short, slim or with shapes. And this, at first, thanks to its variable lengths which adapt, as its name indicates, to a wide range of morphologies. The trick that allows this variability? The gaiters incorporated into the trousers!
Secondly, and this is its most distinctive element : thanks to its skirt! In fact, if you own a pair of Sohang trousers, you will notice that this little skirt is slightly asymmetrical. This is what we call, in the field of design, destructuring. This detail will allow the eye to harmonise and balance the silhouette.
In addition to being slightly asymmetrical, it is also flared. This is to fit the buttocks and pelvis better. This little skirt also helps to keep the trousers in place, which will remain in place during practice for your greater comfort. In addition, the soft elastic will ensure that your body (depending on its cycle, phases, etc.) does not feel compressed or uncomfortable. And the high quality fabric we have chosen avoids the effects of transparency so that you can practice with total confidence and serenity. Finally, thanks to its composition of 92% organic cotton (and 8% elastane), these trousers are very breathable!
Our advice to harmonize and balance your silhouette? Wear the Sohang trousers and top in one colour!
Why don't we share a little story with you?
Our Sohang trousers were created in collaboration with Christina Hagermann, fashion designer, artist and Kundalini Yoga teacher in Basel!
We hope you like these details about the design of our Sohang trousers and give you a better understanding of the functions of this little skirt which is not only aesthetic.
Why is our besteller seller woman yoga pants called Sohang?
Sohang is a term used in Gurmukhi, the script used to write the Punjabi language and the sacred texts of Sikhism. Sohang is a term that is used to refer to the divine feminine principle, and is often used in conjunction with the term Sahib, which refers to the divine masculine principle. Together, Sohang and Sahib are seen as representing the unity and balance of the divine, and are often invoked in Sikh prayers and devotional practices.
In Sikhism, Sohang is often associated with the goddess Durga, who is seen as a powerful and protective deity. Sohang is also sometimes associated with the goddess Lakshmi, who is seen as the goddess of prosperity and abundance.
In addition to its spiritual significance, Sohang is also used as a term of endearment or respect when addressing or referring to a woman. It is often used in a similar way to the term "sir" or "ma'am" in English, and is used to show respect and reverence for the person being addressed.
Overall, the term Sohang has a rich and multifaceted meaning within the context of Gurmukhi and Sikhism. It is a term that is used to refer to the divine feminine principle, and is also used as a term of endearment and respect when addressing or referring to a woman.