Spiritual Gangster started in 2010 in Arizona after Vanessa Lee and her husband Ian Lopatin taught a yoga class to hip hop music. A friend who'd taken the class came up to Lopatin and offhandedly called him a "spiritual gangster". The couple decided to put it on a t-shirt and it took off from there! In 2022 Spiritual Gangster started their men's collection to great success and with a goal to inspire men to the practice of yoga. Spiritual Gangster make yoga leggings, crop tops, bras and performance clothing.