Yoga star Tara Stiles partners with GARDP to raise funds to fight drug-resistant infections

30 April 2020

The Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) is delighted to announce a collaboration with international yoga star Tara Stiles to raise funds to fight drug-resistant infections in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ms Stiles, who is the founder of Strala Yoga, has launched a new collection of T-shirts entitled “The Feel Good Gang”, named after the daily online yoga classes she is offering for free during the pandemic. The shirts are designed by Dutch typographical artist and designer Pieter Ceizer, and the proceeds of the sales will go to GARDP to support our work in developing new treatments for drug-resistant infections that pose the greatest threat to health.

This collection is the first in a series of apparel items Ms Stiles plans to sell through her website and social media channels as part of her commitment to social good. “Our individual wellbeing is dependent upon the wellbeing of others,” said Ms Stiles. “I’m proud to launch Strala apparel as an agent for social good. I believe clothing should make us feel good about ourselves and do good in the world. Alone we can help a bit. Together, anything is possible.”

“We welcome Tara Stiles’ engagement and initiative to support the fight against drug-resistant infections, particularly during this challenging time as people’s lives are disrupted due to COVID-19,” said Dr Manica Balasegaram, Executive Director of GARDP. “We hope that her generous support and commitment to social good will inspire others to join the fight.”

The Feel Good Gang T-shirts can be purchased on Strala’s online shop:

For more information on the link between COVID-19 and serious bacterial infections, read Dr Balasegaram’s viewpoint “COVID-19 and why tackling the silent crisis of drug-resistant infections matters more than ever”: