Meet the Founder & Designer
A long time meditator, I saw so many people give up or get discouraged because they felt they couldn't meditate - often because the cushion wasn't tall enough or they hadn't found the right posture for their body.
So I started a company that makes bigger meditation cushions that make it easier for people of different heights, ages, and levels of flexibility to sit straight naturally. It is so exciting when we sit with people and see their faces light up - "ah, ha - I can do this!"
It wasn't enough to make them bigger, as a designer I wanted to make them better - high quality and by hand, and beautiful to inspire people. So you can have a portable santuary that works in your home, office and retreat spaces.
As soon as we began making cushions, I realized that we needed to educate people about posture and cushions and how to get started. Offering private & group consultations, I have helped thousands of people find the right posture and support to meditate comfortably and successfully.
Originally trained as an educator at the Esalen Institute in California, I have been leading group process and exchange for over 20 years.
All our products are handmade in Canada. They are designed by the Founder, Julie Jarvis, and realized by our Master Artisan, Dolma Tsering.
As a social purpose business, making cushions locally in respectful, planet friendly and inspiring ways is really important to us. We use natural and organic fabrics and stuffings, and we have minimal waste. For packaging we use hand stamped cardboard boxes and bio-degradable recycled plastic that we tie with bows made from our fabric scraps.
We are always looking for ways to collaborate and partner with other like-minded artisans to share resources and raise our spirits.
In Search of Fair Fabrics
Textiles & Weavers
We started our journey travelling to fairtrade weaving collectives to find fabrics that were handwoven and extraordinary. Overtime we have expanded our collections to include machine woven natural fabrics, which are better suited to our original designs and busy modern lifestyles.
Our premiere handwoven silk and cotton fabrics still come directly from weaving collectives and NGOs in Cambodia, India and Indonesia. These NGOs are working to build healthy, sustainable communities and meaningful livelihoods.
Supporting local business is a priority for us. We source all our natural stuffings and our gorgeous twills and patterned cottons from suppliers in Canada and the United States. We also have a few treasured fabrics from small shops we find in our travels. All fabrics are selected by Julie.