As our awareness of how our actions impact the environment grows, it becomes increasingly important to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our lives. This includes the materials we choose for yoga gear. Yoga Design Lab offers a range of products that not only enhance the yoga experience, but also prioritize eco-friendly materials.
One example of Yoga Design Lab’s offerings is their eco-friendly travel mat (1.5 mm), which is crafted from natural tree rubber and bonded with a microfiber suede surface. It eliminates harmful materials such as PVC, silicone and phthalates.
Yoga Design Lab places a strong focus on sustainability through the use of recycled materials. Their lightweight microfiber towels are made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, exemplifying the brand’s commitment to reducing waste and promoting a circular economy. These towels are lightweight, absorbent and quick drying, making them ideal for yogis on the move.
In addition, the company incorporates recycled PET into a variety of their other products, including combo mats, bags and bolsters. By repurposing plastic waste into functional yoga accessories, Yoga Design Lab not only keeps plastic out of oceans and landfills, but also provides products that perform when measured for grip, absorption and softness.
Cork, another natural material, is also a star player in Yoga Design Lab’s product lineup. Their cork mats, wheels and blocks are derived from the outer bark of the cork oak tree, employing a sustainable harvesting process that allows each tree to regenerate fully. Unlike other materials, cork is naturally antimicrobial, ensuring odors and bacteria won’t linger. It also becomes grippier as it warms up, providing stability and support during yoga sessions.
Yoga Design Lab’s commitment to sustainable materials extends beyond their core products. They use non-toxic, water-based inks to print their designs and are actively working to update their packaging, employing recycled kraft paper labels and boxes while minimizing waste. By focusing on every detail, the brand ensures their dedication to sustainability is present throughout the entire product experience.
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