Sustainable fashion designers Brett and Rachael Matheson
The inception of YOGANASTIX in 2009 was sparked by the coalescence of two innovative entrepreneurs -- their backgrounds, passions and visions. Brett Matheson and his wife, Rachael, were on different career paths; they decided to make a shift in their lives, joining their goals and talents together.
Brett’s livelihood at the time was redesigning and renovating high end homes, but he had spent many years in his past working as a full-time artist. He created original art in a wide variety of media: watercolor, oils, sculpture, and interior design. He spent ten years successfully manufacturing and designing a beautiful swim and loungewear line. His education and talent for graphic design and visual art bring an extraordinary uniqueness to the brand.
Rachael grew up as a competitive gymnast. As an adult, she began a career coaching the sport. She started her own mobile school, “Gymnastics: on the Move” and dedicated the next nineteen years to teaching young children. Then she fell in love with yoga. She decided to blend her new passion for yoga with her experience in gymnastics, and she continued to teach both for five more years, naming the new entity, Yoganastix. It was a small leap for the future apparel company Rachael and her husband would co-create to be called by the same name.
The couple have injected their personal core values into how they built their business. Their fundamental drive was to nurture solid relationships and create a space to surround themselves with like-minded, amazing people. They have a true sense of belief, enthusiasm and pride in their company. It is conveyed in their clothing line and in everything they do.