As Seen On Dragons Den
“Don’t worry it will be fine, just go with the flow’ - when CorkYogis appeared on Dragon’s Den
On Sunday the 8th of October 2017 at 8pm on BBC Two, the former owner of CorkYogis appeared on Dragons Den. Lara Sengupta was pitching her 'CorkYogis' - natural, sustainable & ethically produced yoga mats. Lara was seeking an investment of £50,000 in return for a 15% equity stake in her company. She explains how the Yoga industry spent £800m in the UK alone in 2016.
The Dragon’s dig deep into the business and how it gives back as a social enterprise. It was certainly ambitious at the time and we’ve simplified things here at CorkYogis and we give 10% of our profits to the Destiny Reflection Foundation allowing them to train and give work to survivors of human trafficking and sex slavery. The women they support make our beautiful recycled sari yoga mat bags, check them out.
It was lovely to see the business get an offer from a Dragon (Tej Lalvani) - revisit the episode here: