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Sarah Gingles is “a yogi, a naturalist, a believer in the power of the Earth and the happiness that Earth materials bring.” She is on a journey of expanding her awareness and sharing lifestyle elements that create more freedom.

Sarah started Cotton Flower while in Thailand learning Thai massage. She was already a yogi looking for loose-fitting, breathable clothing “to practice yoga in, and to live in.” She fell in love with Thai gauze cotton for its light and flowy nature. With Cotton Flower, she offers this clothing to live vibrantly, playfully, and relaxed.

Below, Sarah shares her inspiration for her line, as well as her love for Kundalini Yoga and meditation.

What inspired you to create your own clothing line?

Frustration. Honestly, I never dreamed of having my own clothing company. A few years ago, it was difficult to find natural, elegant yoga clothing, especially in solid colors and whites. My practical design brain saw spandex leggings as a great design for cold, rainy days, but not a fun design for yoga and meditation. I want to feel free in my body, especially during yoga practice.

I heard a strong call for service when I was in Northern Thailand, surrounded by the perfect material for yoga clothes — the soft, strong weave, Thai gauze cotton. How could I buy them only for myself when I knew so many people back home wanted them too? I couldn’t.

Serving others fuels me. I had no idea that I was becoming an inventory-based business owner. My vision was that I was bringing beautiful, natural yoga clothing for like-minded souls. And that was about it. Over the last couple years, the business process has taught me to trust and let go.

Is your spiritual practice at all integrated into your creative process?

Absolutely. I see myself as a creative channel for the greater good. To stay tapped in to that purpose, I have to enjoy my life! Dancing, singing praises, practicing yoga, remembering the truth that the neutrality of love is our reality. This is water for my soul, and my creative process. Responding to calls to serve is what brings the love I feel in manifested form.

What do you love most about Kundalini Yoga?

Oh my, how can I choose one thing! I love everything about Kundalini Yoga that I experience — chanting, dancing, empowering language, courage, play, my increased awareness, feeling the power of my heart, and the richness, beauty, honesty, and depth of the community members. Also, the best dance parties ever are with Kundalini yogis.

What is your go-to clothing item?

My Ecstatic Skirt in Natural Cream. It’s a flowy, tiered calf-length skirt with a slip built in. The undyed fabric is like butter. I love how the skirt flows in airy waves when I spin.

What is your favorite yoga or meditation accessory?

Having a piece of artwork in the room that helps me remember my nature. In terms of a classic accessory, a scarf to cover my head is what I reach for.

What is the benefit of wearing white?

All colors are transforming. I find that white and cream has me feeling open to others — seen, radiant, confident, elegant, regal. Very light hues help me receive more information about my environment— literally more vibrations are reaching my body for processing. When I am radiant, I also receive more of myself reflected back to me. People transform when they change into whites. They feel lighter and brighter — and they are!

What are your hopes for your customers? What do you hope they receive from your offering?

I make prayers for the people who will wear these clothes as I send them off. My prayer is that they will feel beautiful and enjoy prosperity in their lives. I am honored to offer something that people will have transformational experiences in. It’s a very subtle support, but it’s there.

 

Explore Sarah’s gorgeous Cotton Flower offerings in the Spirit Voyage boutique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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