Honest Yoga Mat
Our Honest Yoga Mat is made from 100% organic cotton with a natural rubber weave on the base. Each is made entirely by hand - using an age-old technique that takes 8-10 days per mat - representing artistry of the highest degree. Dyed with incredible smelling, locally-grown Ayurvedic herbs - these impart antiseptic, cleansing and calming properties into the fabric to enhance your practice. Furthermore, there are absolutely no chemicals used, the entire process is solar-powered and uses only rain harvested water.
When you choose an Honest Yoga Mat you support a traditional skill, a local community, yourself and the environment.
- Transparent Production
- Organic cotton with woven natural rubber base
- Handwoven over 8-10 days
- Dyed with locally-grown Ayurvedic herbs
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- Grip: ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◻◻◻ (when sweaty ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼)
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- 183cm x 73cm x 3mm / 6' x 2'6" x 0.1" / 1kg
- Includes organic cotton carry strap
- Wash by hand or machine
- Suitable for vegans
100% organic cotton with woven natural rubber base. Dyed with locally-grown antiseptic herbs: catechu wood, Triphala, aloe vera, costus, balathailam.
We're friends with Sree, whose cousin and his family make our eco-friendly yoga mats in a small village in Kerala, India, using an age-old hand-weaving technique. Making traditional textiles this way is this community's way of life, and has been so for centuries. Everything that goes into making this mat - the organic cotton, natural rubber and Ayurvedic herbs - are grown locally by the community. The entire process is solar-powered and uses only rain harvested water. Any wastewater is returned to the soil to grow crops. This mat is so much more than the mat itself and what goes into it. It is part of supporting an entire community from farmers to artisans to drivers. Perhaps our most treasured product and relationship.
Taking proper care of your mat will give it a long and fruitful life.
Breaking It In
There's no better way to break in your mat than to use it. The surface of all yoga mats require a little rough and tumble before they develop their grip - which over time wears uniquely to you. Organic cotton is no different in that respect - use your mat regularly and see the grip improve day after day.
The mat is dyed with locally-grown Ayurvedic herbs which not only impart their beneficial properties into the mat but also their wonderful smell. The smell will fade over time - the more you wash it, the faster the process. You will find that due to the antiseptic properties of the herbs, the bacteria that cause sweat to smell will be killed, keeping your mat fresh for longer.
Wash & Dry
Hand wash with mild soap and warm water, then hang out to dry in the sunshine or on a drying rack. The mat is machine washable on a gentle cycle, but we recommend hand washing if possible.
Always roll up with the bottom on the inside. This ensures your mat lays flat and doesn't curl up when you practice.