Saia London founder Kristina Byrne, an English/Mexican yoga enthusiast and animal lover with a background in the fashion industry.
Soon after yoga became a part of her life, she started her search for the perfect yoga mat bag, one that would be functional and look beautiful whether she was wearing yoga leggings or any other outfit.
After searching restlessly for a beautiful product, it became her passion to bridge the gap between fashion and yoga mat bags and bring a product to life that women would love and feel proud to wear.
With her grandma's help who is a seamstress, they created the first prototype and SAÏA was born.
SAÏA means 'A Woman Who Wins' and is inspired in a personal story of female empowerment that has influenced her from when she was a young girl.
Her great-grandmother, Calandita, a very humble woman that lived and worked on a small farm.
When she was old enough, she sold a cow to finance her way out of the farm and into the city in search of better opportunities.
If it wasn’t for her great-grandmother’s courage and self belief, her life would never had changed, but she was determined to change her path by making the most out of what she was given in life.
This mission is very much inspired by everything she have learned from her.