Yet another great review for our non-slip eco-friendly yoga mats!
Following on from our fantastic reviews in thisismoney.co.uk, The Independent and shortlist.com, CorkYogis high-performance sustainable yoga kit has been given yet another great review in the press! This time from the UK's Daily Mail in a review written by writer and yoga teacher Victoria Woodhall who tested our eco-friendly and grip-tastic Classic Yoga Mat.
With amazing grip which only improves as you sweat and with the natural antimicrobial properties of cork, CorkYogis’ mats offer a big step up in performance and hygiene over traditional yoga mats.
Cork is impermeable to water (hence why we use it in wine bottles) and as water does not sink into the cork, bacteria, viruses and fungi cant survive on it either. This means a CorkYogis mat is naturally self-cleaning – all you need do is give it an occasional wipe down with a damp cloth. No more stinky mats!
CorkYogis was born from the idea that great technical performance can be combined with an ethical approach to business. Slipping around on a yoga mat is distracting and can be dangerous. We wanted a product that would have excellent grip even during a strenuous practice and we wanted a product that felt natural and real to the touch. Cork was the obvious answer. Surfers put a layer of cork on their surfboards to increase the grip. It if works for surfers, it must work for yogis! CorkYogis was born.
And being a natural product, shaved from the bark of the cork oak, cork mats feel much nicer to the touch than PVC and plastic ones. It is better for the environment too. The rubber base is also eco-friendly and made from recycled natural rubber products.
The only part of the puzzle left was to find a way for CorkYogis to support causes close to our hearts. I have always been passionate about supporting women and girls to fulfil their potential, especially through finding work. So the work of the Destiny Reflection Foundation supporting victims of human trafficking in India was the perfect partner for our work and the perfect supplier of our beautiful yoga bags made from recycled saris.