Like many people today, we are increasingly concerned about our impact on the planet. We are particularly bothered by the use and abuse of plastic, which does not biodegrade and finds its way into our oceans and environments. We are currently producing in excess of 300 million tons of plastic each year and more than 8 million tons of this ends up in our oceans. Here it causes untold damage and death to millions of marine and land animals and birds. We feel that it is time to wake up and stand up against environmental disaster.
As regular practitioners of yoga, it alarms us that a practice as peaceful, sacred and non-violent as yoga has in many ways evolved into a PVC and plastic supporting industry. The large majority of yoga and pilates mats are made of PVC – these mats contain phthalates, which have been linked to reproductive and other health issues. When we are finished with these mats, they end up in landfill where they release carcinogens into the earth and our water systems for decades to come. Even many of the newer so-called ‘eco-friendly’ mats on the market leave a lot to be desired.
It was this concern that led us to search for the perfect environmentally friendly yoga mat – a quality, durable mat that looks beautiful and feels good to practise on, one that is produced from sustainable plant materials, is biodegradable and free from toxins.
The mats we have to offer will suit every practice and best of all you are going to love getting on to your mat!