photoshoot June, 2007
The Story of the Original Light Weight Cotton Dream Pants
As many wonderful things are, the Dream Pants were created out of love.
They were intended as a thank you to Paula, the woman who used her knowledge of yoga and Thai massage to help Dear Lil' Devas' designer Rosie through a very difficult pregnancy and birth.
Paula's Dream Yoga Pant Criteria as relayed to Rosie in September, 2002:
- not tight
- as lightweight as possible
- an adjustable waist - but not bulky (no folding over)
- colours please, no more black yoga pants
It took a year to perfect the pants - the biggest challenge was finding the perfect fabric. The lightest possible cotton was found, and it was woven, not stretchy, so a panel bottom was employed to allow for much movement.
Turns out that Paula's Dream Pants are also the Dream Pants of many yogis and yoginis. The decision to put the pants on the market came after much reflection. Rosie’s experience in the garment manufacturing industry gave her a very clear vision of the maintenance and well-being of both the people involved in the production of the pants and the planet.
Today, Rosie's daughter (picured below) is a teenager, and Paula is still wearing her pants - in their beautiful array of colours!
Paula Tookey: Hep C Case Manager and Peer Co-ordinator at South Riverdale CHC in Toronto
authoress of two yoga-inspired children's books
Dear Lil' Devas' Thai Massage Therapist and muse extraordinaire.