Yoga teacher, jazz singer and actress Atilia Haron launches an exclusive collection with social enterprise, Batik Boutique. The collaboration between the Hippie Hub founder and the artisan-centred boutique features a collection of yoga mats and batik accessories to help you find your inner yogi and remember to breathe even in the continued CMCO.
Atilia’s late pet – a regal Betta Splenden fish – dances across the entire collection signifying a ‘beautiful warrior’ and she hopes the print will inspire others to be their best self on the mat. Beyond this, the bold splashes of black, red and gold paint the entire line to invite a sense of strength to those that don the collection.
“I chose this design and these strong colours for the collection because they hold such power; not just for the people that will use these products but also for the artisans that were involved in designing them,” says Atilia.
In the season of sanitisers and hygiene headaches, it’s a good time to start bringing your own mat to the studio and to get in the swing of home workouts. Enter the Atilia x Batik Boutique yoga mats in Onyx and Ruby – a yogi-approved eco mat made of non-toxic, natural rubber with a suede finish. Each rubber mat is equipped with grip and offers plenty of traction against your hands and feet so you can bid farewell to those slippery downward dogs.
The icing on the gluten-free cake is that the first 20 yogis to purchase a yoga mat will win a month’s worth of yoga lessons with Atilia herself. Yoga-tta get them quick.
The Atilia x BB collection also features a hand-painted batik kimono in Onyx – a stunning statement piece for your wardrobe to dress up even the most basic of outfits. We find this kimono especially handy when we’re half asleep and trying to make it out the door for those 7 AM classes or off to meet a friend for coffee.
Is any post-2020 look really complete without a face mask? We think not. The Atilia x Batik Boutique collection also includes two reusable, 3 layer, WHO-approved face masks in the betta fish warrior motifs. Each face mask also comes in a biodegradable, 100% corn starch bag to store your mask in between uses. Protect yourself while protecting the planet.
Here’s something the yogis won’t tell you: a good headband is all you need to add a bit of style to your sun salute. The collection’s 100% silk headbands are your new (eco-dyed) best friend. Both headbands provide just the pop of colour you need to jazz up your yoga practice or lounge around the house.
Self-care is all the rage nowadays, and it’s proven painting makes you happier. We incorporate the betta fish design to help you relax and unleash your inner artist with this DIY batik painting kit. The kit comes with everything you need to get painting; all you require is a glass of water for your brushes and a lazy afternoon. You can also make your painting session a mindful one – Batik Boutique has a guide on how you can use your batik kit therapeutically.
The final piece in the collection is the Breathe canvas pouch lined with 100% cotton Malaysian batik. In a time of uncertainty, Atilia hopes to remind you to breathe as you carry your everyday essentials on the go with this zippered pouch. The pouch can be worn as a wristlet as well and is a positive message to remember throughout your day.
The Atilia x Batik Boutique collaboration is not just another yoga collection – every item purchased from this collection directly impacts the artisans who made it. Each product tells a story: hand-painted by local batik artisans and sewn by women from marginalised communities in Malaysia. A meaningful story behind local handmade pieces that will last you a lifetime.
Shop the collection online and in-store at Batik Boutique. And as Atilia reminds us, “be happy and kind”.