Cork has many amazing properties which makes it the ideal yoga companion. It is naturally beautiful, anti-microbial, sustainable and non-slip.
Cork is a natural raw material which is 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable.
Suberin is the natural waxy substance that is found in cork that makes the surface non-slip. This provides a persistent grip, even during the sweatiest yoga practice.
Unlike most synthetic materials used in yoga mats, cork is naturally antimicrobial and contains zero PVC’s or harmful chemicals. Cork naturally resists mould, mildew and bad smells.
Not a single tree is cut down to harvest cork. Rather, the bark is stripped every 9 years. Cork oak trees store carbon in order to regenerate their bark. A harvested cork oak tree absorbs up to five times more carbon dioxide than one that isn’t harvested. Cork is harvested by hand and provides over 100,000 jobs. Some entire communities in the Mediterranean derive a sustainable annual income from the cork harvest.