Our Founder

The real Sylvia P

Sylvia P began in 1994, with a mission. Sylvia Pichler had to create a stand-out leotard for her 8-year-old gymnast daughter, Sandra.

After moving to Australia from Austria in 1992, Sylvia needed to find a new place to buy leotards. Sylvia searched high and low in Brisbane, Australia. But it was difficult to purchase gymnastics or athletic wear that was both comfortable and stylish.

Sylvia finally decided to take matters into her own hands. A seamstress novice, she purchased 50 cms of fluorescent yellow material from a local Brisbane fabric shop. Sylvia borrowed an overlocker and zigzag sewing machine from a friend, and started designing. Finally, the first Sylvia P leotard was born.

Of course, Sandra rapidly became the trendiest gymnast kid in class. The distinctive leotards captured the attention of gymnasts and coaches. It didn't take long for the local gymnastics community to start placing their own custom orders.

Fast-forwarding to today, Sylvia manages the production floor of our Brisbane-based factory. Sylvia ensures the company continues to create the same distinctive, quality-rich garments.

Sylvia P is a truly iconic, family-run affair. All three of Sylvia's children, Thomas, Daniela and Sandra, manage key departments within the business. As former gymnasts or coaches, her children understand the needs of athletes when creating each product.

Sylvia’s passion for creating dazzling gymnastics and athletic wear continues. Sylvia P allows young athletes to feel bold and empowered, and always will.

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Sylvia P respects your right to privacy and recognizes the trust you place in us when you provide us with any personal information.

Personal information will generally only be collected after you have been informed of the purpose and consequences of providing this information.  The type of information we collect may include, your name, address, email address, telephone number, and billing information.

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  • To improve services and product quality
  • To enter competitions or inform you of promotions or special offers
  • To comply with the law or recover debts
  • To provide and promote our goods and services to you
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We will not sell your personal information to any person or organisation without your consent, unless it is part of a sale of our business. Nor will we disclose your personal information without your consent, unless it is to a party who may assist us in providing or promoting our goods and services to you; a debt collector; a prospective investor in our business; a bank to authorise a payment; any party we are required to by law.

We may store your information in both electronic and paper form. However, we take all reasonable precautions to protect this information from misuse or unauthorised access by using all reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards.