About Buddha Pants (English)

Our mission is to create, organic, fun, comfy, multi-functional garments just for you!

Buddha Pants is a clothing company dedicated to creating multifunctional travel ready apparel, focusing on comfort & encouraging an active lifestyle. The harem pant that packs into it pocket was inspired by the Eno Hammock and designed and manufactured by Rachel Raab. "I wanted to create a harem pant with pockets! Harem pants with pockets are not common, yet so functional, when I had the idea to combine the two it made so much sense. Something practical and comfy. Go figure. I hope you enjoy the pants just as much as I do." - Raab

Buddha Pants was founded in December 2012 by Rachel Raab, Similar styles of Buddha Pants are called shalwar pants, harem pants, Gypsy pants. Buddha pants are all of the above and they fold themselves into their own pocket, making them a perfect travel-ready addition to any wardrobe! They give the illusion of a large triangular skirt but have flexible ankles that can be pulled up on the calf to create different looks.

  

RACHEL RAAB

Founder + Principal

 
 

Raab, an artist and jack of all trades, holds a A.S. degree in Photographic Technology and a B.F.A in Photography with a minor in Graphic Arts. She has been a full time Graphic Designer and part time Printer and Photographer for over a decade now, having opened The Soda Shop, a one stop print and design firm in Savannah, Georgia. With a recent move to Miami, Raab was looking to get away from the industry. Her found passion for yoga and her love of Harem Pants presented a superb mix for a new business venture and beginning. Raab is now studying part time at FIU for Fashion and dedicating the rest of her days to designing and operating Buddha Pants.  Visit her website…

 

 Designer Caroline Mae Heidenreich graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in Fashion Design in 2009. She received the Jeffrey Fashion Cares New Talent Award after graduation and started creating custom couture looks for the elite in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Tallahassee, Havana, Miami, and NYC. 

Caroline Mae Heidenreich, friend and mentor of founder Rachel Raab, is a fashion Designer extraordinaire based out of New York City. Heidenreich and Raab graduated from SCAD together in 2009. Raab, always wearing a baggy pant, fell in love with a harem pant Caroline brought back from Paris in 2008. Raab commissioned her to make several pairs during her fashion studies at SCAD. Somewhere along the line they were nicknamed Buddha Pants. Raab has found many pairs over the last 5 years, scavenging everywhere from markets in Mexico to hippy stores in Charleston, SC. Never finding the perfect comfy pair. Raab and Heidenrich reunited in December 2012 after a few sips of bourbon the drawing pad came out and BuddhaPants.com was bought. Mae now resides in NYC and is busy with her brand and other endeavors. 
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CAROLINE MAE

Inspirer 

 

 


CLAUDIO MILANO

Manufacturer  

Based in Miami, Claudio Milano is high end fashion brand and boutique, dedicated to elegance and class.
 
Once Raab and Frost had the prototype their plan was ready to be executed. Raab, studying fashion at FIU, started reaching out to international companies to begin production, a stressful and discouraging process. At a breaking point Raab sat down and decided to try to reach out to someone locally. After a chance phone call we were connected with a local fashion designer, Claudio Cohen of Claudio Milano. He welcomed us into is office and business with no hesitation, and the process of refining the original prototypes was undertaken. He is our mentor and inspiration. Claudio has helped us perfect all the little things that matter and manufactured the pants in his personal factory in Vietnam.
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Bikem  graduated in 2005 from the ETH Zurich University with the Master of Arts in Architecture.

Since Bikem is 5 years old, ballet and modern dance is an integral part of her live. In her spare time Bikem is working as a diving instructor and is to be found anywhere in the world under water.

Due to her many interests and her active lifestyle, which came too short in work as an architect, Bikem decided to take more time for herself and her hobbies. Her desire to work with children was great. In 2011 she graduated at the Pedagogical University in Zurich as a primary school teacher.

Since then she has more time to traveling, diving and dancing. Just at that time she discovered the Buddha Pants and fall in love with them. It was the perfect Pants for all her activities. 

Bikem wants everyone to experience the freedom and mobility of Buddha Pants. 2015 she decided to set up Nalubi Yüce and bring Buddha Pants to Switzerland. 

BIKEM YÜCE

 

Representative and distributor in Switzerland