About My Inner Fire Apparel
Do you remember the last time you got so deep into something that you didn’t even notice the hours going by? There was a rhythm to it – the beat of your heart and the flow of your breath were married in joyous existence. In that moment, you were infinite. You felt alive. You felt your passion. You felt your Inner Fire.
Call it what you may – yoga, presence, connection. It’s the experience of living your truth. With so many distractions to hold us back, we fall into a mode of being attention seekers, when we should really all be INTENTION SEEKERS. That intention allows us to truly access our limitless potential.
And the funny thing is: what you were searching for was already in you the whole time. You just needed to let the light in.
That is the inspiration behind Inner Fire. We create lifestyle clothing that fosters connection and helps you spark your passions. Our intention is to create designs that make people smile, laugh and feel inspired…. so others can feel the same too! The saying on your shirt might be what someone else needed to get through their day. You never know when your light will help spark the fire in others.
We create yoga apparel that honours our mother earth. Our leggings are locally made from recycled water bottles and are BPA free. Our garments are sweatshop-free and are made in North America (Vancouver to be exact!). Our shirts are all hand printed with love in our small studio. We believe in giving back to our greater global community through philanthropic initiatives.
Inner Fire’s Core Values
- Respect for the planet
- Nurturing of global community
- Helping one find their inner passion
- Promoting peace through positivity, laughter and mindfulness
Inner Fire was founded by yoga teacher and artist Leah Emmott. In late 2011, Leah had to undergo emergency surgery for an ovarian cyst that had grown to the size of a grapefruit. After the surgery, she was ordered to take an entire month off from her job as a yoga teacher and fitness instructor. The time off allowed her to explore her creative side, and since she was stuck at home, she figured she would use her time to make some Christmas gifts for her friends. So she brushed off her old sewing machine and started making meditation cushions. She gave her friends the cushions and they said "these are nice, you should sell them!" She thought "well, if I start selling these, I should probably call it something!" The name Inner Fire came to her mind because she felt like the cyst in her belly was replaced by what yogis call "Agni", an internal fire that allows us to live our passions.
From there, Leah started to expand her line of yoga props and started dappling in screen printing. Her first design was a yogic play on the word "community" - c(OM)m-UNITY ™. From there, the ideas just kept flowing and her many designs came to life, one screen print at a time. She is the original creator of the slogan "I'M JUST HERE FOR THE SAVASANA™". Now, there are many designs that reflect her quirky yet uplifting take on yoga and inspired living. She designs all of the legging prints and is the art director for every collection.
We believe very strongly that education is the single most important gift that anyone can receive. There are so many young people in this world who are unable to pursue their passions simply because they cannot afford to go to school. We have recently made the decision to donate a portion of our profits to The School Fund, an organization that helps facilitate micro-financed educational scholarships for youth in developing countries.