While so many brands are looking to capitalise on the growing global popularity of yoga, few are actually run with a yogic ethos, which can make yogis hesitant when it comes to backing companies that sell yoga gear. Above all the noise, however, an innovative new company is coming into focus, and Jamie Parker, its founder, is leading the way forward.
Maha Loka is a Florida-based sustainable brand which was founded in 2015, simultaneously fashion-forward and firmly grounded, Maha Loka is dedicated to not just designing beautiful and functional bags, but also to “seva” or service, ensuring that through their sales they are building a supportive global community. Jamie Parker is clearly someone who understands the difference between “talking the talk” and “walking the walk” and lives and breathes this balanced lifestyle 100 percent. Jamie explained to us that Maha means “Great”, and Loka means “World”, which underpins everything they do.
Currently engaged in “The Growth Project,” Maha Loka is experiencing a period of major growth and support, all of which will only be further ignited by the addition of exciting new designs coming soon! Lined up to be featured in fashion and lifestyle publications like Glamour, GQ, and Tatler, Maha Loka’s firm commitment to upholding the yogic lifestyle will serve the company well as monumental success, it looks like, is imminent!
Their current collection of yoga and clutch bags, which are made with sourced materials that are eco-friendly and ethically produced, are handmade by artisans all over the world. Upcycled materials, like inner tubes and billboard vinyl, are tirelessly salvaged to be used as raw materials in many of their designs. Dedicated to a simple minimalistic aesthetic that appeals cross-culturally, Maha Loka bags do more than just look great – thanks to the drive and commitment of its leadership, a percentage of each sale goes towards supporting worthy causes and charitable organisations such as the Alaqua Animal Refuge.
A gorgeous way to shop with discernment, Maha Loka allows you to be eco-conscious and in style.
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These two yoga bags are our current obsessions:-
Be Great: Yoga Bag | €258.00
Big enough to fit all of your gear in and fashionable enough to take with you everywhere, the Be Great Yoga Bag features a convenient interior pocket for things like laptops and notebooks and clever exterior brass buckles that allow you to slide your yoga mat through so that your hands are free for all of the great things you are up to. It’s available in eight stunning colours, too! Our favourite is the Black Suede, which will go with everything!
Live Great: Yoga Bag | €238.00
100% waterproof is just the beginning. A fresh new take on a classic yoga bag that is both stylish and edgy, the Live Great Yoga Bag is everything you could want in a bag, which is why you will be looking for reasons to use it every day. Handcrafted like all of Maha Loka’s bags, with plenty of room for all of your essentials, your yoga mat slides in the front of this bag conveniently when you need it to, but looks just as stylish without!
Finding a company like Maha Loka is refreshing, to say the least. A modern yet ethical company that actually understands its roots and is making a difference in the world, perhaps most of all for the men and women artisans all over the world, in places such as Africa and El Salvador, who receive a sustainable income for their work with the company.
Every girl needs a bag.
Be great. Live great. Do great with Maha Loka.
For more information on Maha Loka and to shop online, visit: themahaloka.com