CARMAFLAGE FAQs: PATTERN
The idea behind CARMAFLAGE was born when leggings became fashionable in yoga. In normal leggings with wide legs you felt old-fashioned, but in tight leggings every little dent on your thighs and bottom was visible.
The pattern with camouflage effect was inspired by so-called “camouflage cars” in automotive design. New car models are covered with specially patterned camouflage foils so that curious journalists cannot leak photos before the launch. During development, we cooperated with a camouflage pattern expert from a large German automobile manufacturer.
Yes. This works best if you specify the Pantone colour code. With the help of this code you can specify your own favourite colour or the logo colours of the studio or business. A light colour combined with a dark colour gives the best camouflage effect. Pantone offers a free online colour finder:
No. The fabric has been deliberately chosen to avoid undesirable effects such as visible underwear. Nevertheless, we recommend dark undergarments under dark CARMAFLAGE garments and light undergarments under light ones – as with regular streetwear.
Short answer: no, CARMAFLAGE is not shapewear.
Long answer: We strongly believe in a natural yoga practice and in clothing that lets you breathe and move in an optimal way. Shaping effects would sacrifice this goal to make you seem slimmer – something our pattern is achieving without restricting you.
For the most striking optical effect, combine a very light colour with a very dark one.
Our Classic White and Classic Black collections work well – and are available at a very attractive price.
CARMAFLAGE FAQs: PERSONALISATION
Every CARMAFLAGE pant is made to order. The waistband is personalised with your personal message / name in the secondary colour of the item.
Best of all: the personalisation is included in the price!
Unlike Twitter, there is no character limit – the limit is your waist size. We can write very long texts in smaller letters.
You have two options: either you order your CARMAFLAGE trousers without any personalisation at all (for example, if you are sure that you never want to have an imprint). If you want personalisation in the yoga studio, with friends or at home and just prefer to remain anonymous in public, the high waistband is designed so that you can easily fold it in the middle. Size and care instructions are printed on the inside so that they are not visible.
We write the personalisation exactly in the way we get it from you: entirely in CAPITAL LETTERS, entirely in lower case, entirely conventional, in Cyrillic letters, with special characters such as # or @ or $$$$.
To date, no one has expressed a desire for obscene or defamatory messages. In that case we would claim that CARMAFLAGE should make the world a bit more beautiful and harmonious.
CARMAFLAGE FAQs: SIZES
With the standard sizes XS, S, L, XL, you can be sure that the size you normally wear will fit you.
Yes, in sizes 120, 130, 140, 150, 160. These international children’s sizes differ from the German sizes – you only need to measure the child’s height (and estimate how fast it is growing).
In that case, please decide whether you prefer a more comfortable or a tighter fit. Some CARMAFLAGE customers have clothes in two sizes and choose according to the mood of the day – the larger size for a cozy afternoon on the couch or a relaxing Yin Yoga class, the smaller size if you want a tighter fit.
As each CARMAFLAGE pant is custom made, we can also offer shorter leg lengths. When ordering, indicate that you want the length to be 5 cm shorter. If you are unsure, measure the inside leg of a pair of jeans or other pants that fit you well.
CARMAFLAGE FAQs: MATERIAL & CARE
A CARMAFLAGE pant is made from a blend of polyester and spandex to ensure maximum stretch and comfort as well as brilliant colors.
You will enjoy your CARMAFLAGE trousers for the longest time if you treat them to an environmentally friendly machine wash at 30°C. If the CARMAFLAGE pants are only slightly soiled or you are on vacation, you can quickly wash the pants by hand. Please do not iron the CARMAFLAGE pants – carefully fold them up. Devote yourself to more pleasant and more important tasks than ironing.
The longest-serving CARMAFLAGE trousers are several years old and have been washed at least every other week after an Ashtanga lesson. So they have survived more than 800 sun salutations and over 300 vinyasas – and probably just as many to come.
In principle, we believe that a piece of clothing is most environmentally friendly if it is worn and loved for a long time.
According to studies, more than 20% of textiles end up in the waste bin already during production. Almost another 20% are produced, but then either never sold at all or never worn by the buyer. Of the only 60% that are at least worn, and only 24% are in use for more than a year. It is therefore our concern to be environmentally conscious and economical in production and to provide you with a personalized piece of clothing that you will enjoy wearing for a long time. Every CARMAFLAGE pant is made by trained seamstresses in Europe.
Without offending our craftswomen, we estimate the average age to be more than 50 years (we are far away from child labour, as the forewoman commented dryly).
In addition, we are currently looking for a recycled material. But this must also meet our requirements and be happily wearable for years. Even the most beautiful recycled product is harmful to the environment if it ends up in the garbage after a very short time.
CARMAFLAGE FAQs: ORDER & DELIVERY
There are three steps: you decide on a color combination, a size and personalisation.
You can contact us via this webpage or via Instagram to @carmaflage. You can also order from a CARMAFLAGE ambassador.
As each CARMAFLAGE pant is made to your personal specifications, please allow a few days for production and then for delivery. You don’t get anything off the rack, but your personalized piece of clothing – breathe in, breathe out and within a few weeks you will certainly have your personal CARMAFLAGE.
Currently, CARMAFLAGE garments are only available directly from us or through a CARMAFLAGE ambassador.
Unfortunately, the stores we spoke to were not (yet) willing to handle the personalisation process.
You can find all prices in our price list which we are glad to send to you. For purchases of larger quantities – e.g. for a yoga studio – we grant a discount upon request.
Since every pair of CARMAFLAGE trousers is specially made according to the customer’s wishes, we are unfortunately no longer able to sell returned trousers and must therefore rule out returns.
In the case of production errors, there is of course a right of return.
CARMAFLAGE FAQs: COMPANY
We shoot the photos for CARMAFLAGE ourselves – we also look forward to photos from our customers. Many thanks to Brigitte, Carolin, Dominique, Gundi, Katja, Jo, Robert, Sabine, Sassa, Sonja, Susanne, Ulrika and to Anna & Paula for their photo contributions!
Check out their accounts on instagram: @dore86, @fit_brigitt, @gundilamprecht, @katja.huber_be.yourself.yoga, @ladyduffgordon, @komm_sagte_die_katze, @sassa_24fit, @sonjahimmelbauer, @susannemanhal, and of course @carmaflage
CARMAFLAGE was developed by the owners of a Swedish teamwear company – mainly due to complaints from significant others about the new form-fitting yoga fashion which made the wearer feel fat. Garments made out of love, so to speak.
The positive side effect: Anyone who produces match kits for contact-intensive sports such as ice hockey or handball knows how to fulfil the toughest requirements for a piece of clothing.