What makes cork the very best material for your yoga mat.
Some pictures above from The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, UK – The ‘cork tree’ Quercus suber.
Why we use cork – Is it because of its natural beauty and ethical sustainability? Well yes… but that’s not all, there are huge technical advantages of cork that means it hugely outperforms its rubber and plastic counterparts!
The 3 main reasons we at CorkYogis love cork is:
Ultimate Grip – don’t you hate slipping around as soon as your hands start sweating? Our cork yoga mats have grip that actually increases as you sweat, helping you push yourself break down those barriers.
Antimicrobial – Studies have shown that your average gym yoga mat can contain more germs and bacteria than a toilet seat! Our priority at CorkYogis is to keep yogis fit on their spiritual journey. Cork is organically anti-bacterial so it provides the perfect clean and healthy surface for your yoga every time.
Sustainable – We know what is important to you yogis and natural materials is just that. Our cork mats provide a natural surface for practice which is perfect for keeping you more grounded and closer to nature with every sun salutation.