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THE STORY OF

SYLVIA P TEAMWEAR

Welcome to Sylvia P Teamwear, home to a collective of dreamers, creators, and makers who believe in the power of design to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Founded by our original trailblazer, Sylvia Pichler in 1994. Equipped with her Austrian design heritage, her determination and a mission to do things differently, the business grew from humble beginnings in a small garage factory with a total staff of one and a word-of-mouth following, to a world-class design and manufacturing house that leads the industry, showcasing our design intelligence and cultivating a creative team of artisans.

Sylvia P Teamwear is a multi-generational family affair with deep roots in the gymnastics community. Over the years, Sylvia’s children transformed from competing in competitive gymnastics at an elite level, transitioning to coaching gymnastics, to now – working across key departments within the business, setting their children up with a world-leading legacy. Having competed competitively, that gives our brand the knowledge and trust to understanding the fit and functionality of teamwear garments. Ensuring that every aspect is considered, from the design sketch, to the fabric combinations, to the colours, to how the garment is made.

To this day, Sylvia P Teamwear is owned and run by the family matriarch whose appetite for artisanal craftmanship paired with her desire to create a future for her family has grown into a legacy. For over 30 years, our family-owned brand has dedicated itself to mastering the art of competitive gymnastics teamwear, creating iconic garments that empower and celebrate gymnasts around the globe. From our Queensland, Australia headquarters, we infuse every piece with unparalleled elegance, innovation—and a liberal sprinkle of that irreplaceable Sylvia P Teamwear touch.


Sylvia P Teamwear is renowned for elegance, creativity and being masters of innovation. Our team are endlessly crafting to ensure every design is unlike any other, honouring the brand’s heritage and forever evolving. As a brand we are on a mission to empower athletes of all levels, by offering a look and a feeling that is Like No Other. Continuing to innovate and lead with elegance, we invite you to experience the Sylvia P Teamwear difference—one that is truly #LikeNoOther.

1994

Company Started

After not being able to find leotards for her daughter - Sylvia took matters into her own hands and decided to start Sylvia P.

1995

First Sylvia P Factory was created

The first Sylvia P Factory, in Sylvia’s family garage, consisted of 2 industrial sewing machines, a cutting table and a couple of fabrics piece made up the space. This was the set up that marked the beginning of our family-run manufacturing journey.

in 1997 Daniela, Sylvia’s eldest daughter joined the small team marking the beginning of a legacy – if only she had known what she was starting, from sewing to payroll and customer care.

2003

Factory Moves

Marking continual growth - Sandra, another of Sylvia’s children joined the manufacturing and design team, working on patternmaking, design & sewing departments.  

Outgrowing the converted garage factory, the business moved into our first “proper” factory space to accommodate expanding operations and continual growth.

We also acquired a CNC cutting machine, eliminated the need for manual labour cutting and revolutionised the pattern-making process, significantly increasing production volumes.

2012

A factory space for a new era

Outgrowing the factory space once again, Sylvia’s business doubled in size by relocating into a new factory—Factory 1.

2018

USA movers & shakers

With an increasing demand in the US market, we welcomed our first USA based employee to the team, Terin. Our National Sales Manager. With this growth, we packed our bags, headed to the USA to attend our first USAG Congress Tradeshow - a small start to what is now one of the biggest events in our calendar.

2019

Our first university, UCLA Gymnastics

When UCLA called and asked if they can have 20 leotards in 2 weeks – it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. Go BRUINS!

2020

It’s grow-time

The business grew from strength to strength. In 2020, we opened our first USA based office and warehouse space, plus added a second factory in Australia.

2021

Sylvia P Teamwear at the Olympics

Seen on a global stage, Sylvia P Teamwear leotards were worn by athletes competing from Singapore, Switzerland and Egypt at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

2023

Official Swarovski® Partner

Marking a huge shift in our crystal process, Sylvia P Teamwear was once again welcomed to the Swarovski® family as an official ingredient partner.

2024

2024 and Beyond

Pushing the boundaries in our manufacturing capabilities, we spearheaded our way into a new factory space for our cutting and crystal teams.

Looking to the future, Sylvia P Teamwear continues to lead the way in design, quality and manufacturing innovation. Globally, 2023 saw the business grow to 100+ employees, marking a huge business milestone.