Conscious life, modern style—that’s the tagline of Sarah Andrews’ soon-to-be addition to the north end, SattVa conscious lifestyle boutique. “It’s getting a little bit of a reputation of a yoga boutique, that’s what I’ve been involved with in Halifax but I wouldn’t pigeonhole it as a yoga boutique,” she says of the shop, which will carry women’s fashion (brands like Yoga Jeans and Miik), accessories and natural beauty products.
“It comes from the inspiration of a yoga lifestyle—yoga is a way of thinking and living. It’s my intention to incorporate some of my great loves together under one roof.” Following four guiding principles—eco, ethical, local and social—SattVa will focus on eco-friendly fabrics, ethically produced, Canadian-made products and companies who use their success to give back.
“We don’t want to be negative about the alternative, we just want to inspire, and softly educate,” says Andrews. “It just feels really good putting that stuff on your body. It makes me smile almost, getting dressed. When you buy something it affects a lot of different things, not just you.” In reno mode now, SattVa aims to open this March at 2453 Agricola Street, a few doors north of Amos Wood.