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Studios in Portugal, England and Finland Now Stock CorkYogis!

Studios in Portugal, England and Finland Now Stock CorkYogis!

We’ve had a great start in 2019 and we’ve had a new studio in Portugal, Sheffield and Finland stock our mats. Big shout out to Mudra, Soul Lab Estoril and SuperShe Island. At CorkYogis we love to show off our ethical cork yoga mats in as many places as possible.…

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Destiny Reflection is 10 years old!

Destiny Reflection is 10 years old!

CorkYogis was created in part to support the work of charities helping women and girls improve their lives through work. Destiny Reflection is the perfect partner for us. Their work rescuing and then giving training to the victims of human trafficking is directly aligned with CorkYogis mission. Destiny Reflection train…

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Don’t take our word for it – The Guardian and Independent Newspapers say CorkYogis is great!

Don’t take our word for it – The Guardian and Independent Newspapers say CorkYogis is great!

Our yoga mats were chosen as one of the Guardian's best ethical and eco-friendly gift ideas! It’s been a great few months for CorkYogis in the Press. We have been featured today in the Guardian’s good gift guide  – November 17th . The guide features a range of ethical and environmentally…

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What better way to say “I do” than by empowering girls to say “I don’t”

What better way to say “I do” than by empowering girls to say “I don’t”

It’s is International Day of the Girl on October 11th. So all businesses that support women and girls like CorkYogis are celebrating a huge new initiative – VOW.At a moment of renewed drive to empower women and girls across the world, VOW launched today with a mission to put the…

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Child Marriage – Wars and Natural Disasters are a Tragedy for Girls

Child Marriage – Wars and Natural Disasters are a Tragedy for Girls

In the third of this series on child marriage, I am looking at those times when things get worse for girls.There are three situations which researchers know make it highly likely that the rate of child marriage will increase – war, displacement and natural disasters.  In all these cases families…

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Child Marriage – It Happens Everywhere

Child Marriage – It Happens Everywhere

One of the many surprising facts about child marriage is how widespread it is. It happens on every continent. We often think of it as being an Asian or African thing – globally 1 in 5 girls is married before 18, but even if we look only at developed countries…

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Child Marriage Ruins Lives

Child Marriage Ruins Lives

This week I have been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attending a conference of 480 people from all over 70 countries that focus on ending the practice of child marriage. The UN estimates that about 12m girls each year are married before their 18th birthday, often to men decades older than…

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#MeToo…So What’s Next?

#MeToo…So What’s Next?

The rise of the #MeToo movement has been astounding and quite frankly shocking with the numbers of women speaking out, but there is always been that little voice saying… what’s next?My experience (and perhaps many others) has been that society, very cleverly and somewhat subtly, blames women for all the…

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Every Girl Deserves the Right to Happiness and Freedom

Every Girl Deserves the Right to Happiness and Freedom

Thanks to all the amazing people that have supported us since launch and thanks to all the new friends we have made since Dragons Den aired. This exposure is enabling us to give more donations to our partners in India who are doing some amazing work.We give donations towards the vital…

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Sex Trafficking Survivor: Alo's Story

Sex Trafficking Survivor: Alo's Story

Alo’s story is a classic case of the injustices girls will face as a result of India’s heavily patriarchal society. Alo was born in Bangladesh and started working at a garment factory when she was 10 years old, where she would earn a decent wage but her hours often exceeded…

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