WHAT ARE OUR YOGA MATS MADE OF?
Yogi Peace Club Yoga mats are made of Luxurious Micro Fibre which is bonded to 100% natural biodegradable partly recycled tree rubber.
Eco-friendly, biodegradable, recyclable 100% natural tree rubber, water based inks.
Free from the nasties - latex, silicone, toxic glue, PVC, Chlorine and Phthalates.
LUXE YOGA MAT DETAILS
The mat is size is 1730 mm in length by 610 mm width by 4mm thick.
Comes with durable carrying strap.
They are light weight and Great for travelling.
The more you sweat the better the grip.
Once you get warm the mat becomes grippier. Perfect for Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, pilates, and general exercise classes.
The rubber stability, and responsive grip can help to reduce injuries.
The mat has zero odour. No toxic smell.
Each mat has been designed with alignment in mind. Use the print to position your feet in the correct place each time you are in an asana.
For regular mat maintenance and routine cleaning, we recommend wiping your mat down with a damp cloth on a weekly basis. If you have a vigorous practice, or are doing hot yoga, we recommend doing so after each use.
Hand wash (NO BLEACH) in cold water.
To speed up drying, wrap mat in a towel and squeeze out excess water.
Hang to dry. (DO NOT PUT IN DRYER)
To ecologically re-energise your yoga mat leave in the rain, wipe down and dry in the shade.
Do not leave in direct sunlight, as direct sunlight will damage the natural rubber in your mat.
The really important thing is to NEVER use cleaning products or essential oils on your mat. Most cleaning products can adversely impact the natural rubber in our mats, which can cause the rubber to break down.
Avoid cleaning with essential oils can causing your mat to lose its grip and break down over time as its open cell rubber pores get clogged up and damaged.
THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PVC.
PVC is the single worst plastic according to several health organizations. Greenpeace has been lobbying to stop the use of PVC because of the dioxin produced during its manufacture. Toxic for humans and the environment and unfortunately many yoga mats are 100% PVC.
Unfortunately many yoga mats are 100% PVC polyvinyl chloride. PVC is the single worst plastic according to several health organisations. It is extremely toxic for humans and the environment. Greenpeace has been lobbying to stop the use of PVC because of the dioxin produced during its manufacture.
Yoga mats made with PVC can also contain chemicals like phthalates, which are used to make PVC flexible. Phthalates are linked to reproductive issues including shorter pregnancy duration and premature breast development in girls, and they can leach out over time, especially in warmer temperatures like those found in many hot yoga studios. Phthalate particles then cling to dust, which can be inhaled.
Although research specifically examining yoga mats is limited, studies of other household products made with PVC materials have found that they can emit chemicals that pollute the air. Also, in order to make yoga mats with PVC, potentially harmful chemicals like chlorine gas, ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, mercury, and dioxins may be used and released into the environment which can be carcinogenic for the workers. PVC does not readily degrade and when it does it gives off a number of toxic materials.
Source: Yoga Journal
BY MIKE SCHADE | MAR 23, 2015