SuryaLeelaDesigns

Hemp & Organic Handmade Clothing and Accessories

North Carolina, United States · 85 Sales

SuryaLeelaDesigns

Hemp & Organic Handmade Clothing and Accessories

North Carolina, United States 85 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Hello, Welcome and Namaste!

Surya Leela Designs are earth-friendly, spirit-friendly clothes and accessories made in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA with love and devotion in the spirit of yoga...
Every item is hand-made using the finest quality organic cotton, hemp, flax, soy and silk fabrics and garment-dyed with low impact fiber-reactive dyes.
Patches are hand-stamped with stamps made uniquely for Surya Leela Designs.

In Sanskrit, Surya (soor-yuh) means Sun and Leela (lee-luh) - commonly spelled Lila - means Play.
As the sun and the playfulness of creation are essential to life, I hope my work will inspire you to advance in awareness, responsibility and creativity while living life of joy and wonder.

To know and live in line with one's purpose brings peace and harmony to us as individuals and the planet as a whole. With Surya Leela Designs I hope to enrich the lives of others by offering environmentally friendly, practical, versatile and stylish apparel and accessories.

Leela is the natural state of the soul - light-hearted and carefree... Shine on with Surya Leela!

Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @SuryaLeelaJen. Namaste ~

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Last updated on May 18, 2016

Hello, Welcome and Namaste!

Surya Leela Designs are earth-friendly, spirit-friendly clothes and accessories made in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA with love and devotion in the spirit of yoga...
Every item is hand-made using the finest quality organic cotton, hemp, flax, soy and silk fabrics and garment-dyed with low impact fiber-reactive dyes.
Patches are hand-stamped with stamps made uniquely for Surya Leela Designs.

In Sanskrit, Surya (soor-yuh) means Sun and Leela (lee-luh) - commonly spelled Lila - means Play.
As the sun and the playfulness of creation are essential to life, I hope my work will inspire you to advance in awareness, responsibility and creativity while living life of joy and wonder.

To know and live in line with one's purpose brings peace and harmony to us as individuals and the planet as a whole. With Surya Leela Designs I hope to enrich the lives of others by offering environmentally friendly, practical, versatile and stylish apparel and accessories.

Leela is the natural state of the soul - light-hearted and carefree... Shine on with Surya Leela!

Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @SuryaLeelaJen. Namaste ~

Jennifer Jennette

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Jennifer Jennette

Swirl Power Featherweight Organic Cotton Skirt
US$98.00
Papillon Halter Hemp & Organic Cotton
US$62.00
Oly-OM Hemp Fleece Pants
US$112.00
NADI TANK Soy/Organic Cotton Stretch Terry
US$88.00
Go-To Cozy Hemp Cowl Pullover
US$78.00
Surya Leela Tapas Tank Hemp Halter Top
US$60.00
Surya Leela Hemp Stretch Skirted Knickers
US$85.00
Eco-friendly Fabric Samples
US$10.00
Surya Leela's Ahimsa Patch Purity Tee
US$65.00
Surya Leela Paia Shorts
US$63.00
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Playing around at the beach in our Surya Leela Tailblazers tadaheartbeat #perfectsummershorts #perfectyogashorts When I wake up in the morning, I pull on my Tailblazers and get going. Leg cuffs can be made narrow or wider for more coverage. Love, light, Leela!

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Tailblazer Women's Hemp Yoga Shorts
US$50.00
Hemp mini for year-round sassy style. By itself on warm days, over leggings during cooler months. Mid-weight organic cotton/hemp stretch is comfy and holds up well.

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NEW COLOR CHART for 2016 along with a several new listings including Surya Leela's Dristi Maxi Hemp/Organic Cotton Skirt... Check out our newest posts and colors!

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About

Why I Made Surya Leela...

ABOUT/MISSION
In Sanskrit, “Surya” means SUN, and “Leela” (often spelled “Lila”) means PLAY or GAME. Leela is the spontaneous and joyful "play" of universal cosmic energies that results in creation. Leela is nature of the soul, living in the flow, light-hearted and carefree.

Life at it's core, sometimes poses difficulties, but is also amazing, miraculous, beautiful, thrilling and wonder-full!
I made Surya Leela Designs because I have lots of design ideas and I like to make new things! I love the fabrics I work with - I love textiles, textures and color - the feel, wrinkle, and drape of linen - the softness of stretchy knits - the uniqueness of hand stamping and printmaking. And I love YOGA!
With Surya Leela, I hope to contribute to mindfulness, self-care and care for the environment in the lives and loves of my clients and friends all over the world.
When we feel good with ourselves, connect with others and take it easy, we make a good life for all.

PROCESS
With sustainability in mind, and to allow for color flexibility, I mostly buy fabrics that are undyed in their natural state.
Once sewing is complete, each garment is dyed using Procion low-impact fiber-reactive dyes.
Last is sewing on the patches... et voila!

While a lot of what I make is made is jersey and stretch knit, I try to use linen as much as possible. Hemp and Flax Linen are far more environmentally sustainable and less volatile than cotton so that's an added bonus. Cotton is delightful and the organic cotton fabrics I use feel amazing, but I use blends whenever possible to maximize environmental responsibility.

I also love the process of stamping and print-making. My stamps and printed fabric are hand-stamped using rubber stamps designed by me and made especially for Surya Leela.
Many of the stamps I create represent yogic concepts that I would like remember as I move through each day... i.e. Leela (play), Ahimsa (not harming), Satya (truth), & Sukha (being in a good space).
Perhaps you will be inspired to embrace these principles in your own life by choosing an extra patch as a reminder..
Sometimes I use leaves or vegetables or anything else that has an interesting pattern for stamping.

Leela, the laughing lion logo for Surya Leela Designs, represents the awesome life-giving power of the great Sun, Surya. S/He is a symbol for vitality, courage, creativity and protecting what is precious ~ family, friendship, community; health, freedom and the Earth ~ with grace and power.

When I'm not making patterns and sewing clothes, you might find me dancing to all kinds of music, being outside enjoying the sounds of nature, cooking delicious food, teaching yoga, or hanging upside down from my Great Yoga Wall.

Be in touch! I'd love to talk with you. @suryaleelajen

Love and Namaste ~

Jennifer

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  • Jennifer Jennette

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a lover of life - the beauty, the complexity and the awesomeness of creation. I love practicing and teaching yoga, coming up with new solutions and making beautiful things.

  • Olivia Meyer-Jennette

    Model, Marketer

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