Yoga has become a part of my daily routine over the past few years. As someone who is chronically ill, gentle movement is about all I can manage and yoga has been a game-changer to keep my body moving without exhausting it.
I’m also someone who cares deeply about our planet. (Duh.) And as such, I’m overtly aware of the impact my purchases have. Like what they’re made of and what their environmental footprint is.
Yoga mats aren’t known to be that eco-friendly. While yoga mats may be soft and bendy, you might be surprised to learn that they’re made of plastic. And not just any plastic but PVC or vinyl. These plastics have been found in a lot of our everyday household items and contain harmful chemicals. All this to say, they won’t break down in a landfill and can actually impact our health as well.
Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats
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Made from eco-friendly rubber, these yoga mats are durable and slip resistant so even if you work up a sweat, you won’t be slipping and sliding around. They’re also Oeko-Tex certified meaning they don’t contain any harmful chemicals which could harm us or the planet.
These yoga mats are also made from naturally sourced rubber and are ethically made in Spain. They’re completely free of harmful chemicals and even offer a yoga mat recycling option for when your mat meets its end.
Yoga Design Lab’s mats are the epitome of eco-friendly yoga mats. They’re made with natural rubber and recycled water bottles are well as water-based inks to create stunning, colourful mats. They also have a line of cork mats which are as equally eco-friendly
Made from organic cotton, water-based adhesives, responsibly sourced cork and naturally sourced rubber, these yoga mats check all the sustainable boxes!
GUUD’s products are made from natural rubber and cork. They’re non-slip and anti-microbial being resistant to mould, mildew and unpleasant smells. They are a small batch company meaning they don’t make in excess ensuring that nothing goes to waste!
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