8 Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats & Accessories to Try

8 Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats & Accessories to Try
Eco-friendly yoga mats and accessories are a great way to support a clean and sustainable environment while also staying stylish and trendy! Here are 8 of our favorite picks.
Yoloha are the creators of the world’s first cork yoga mat. The Yoloha cork yoga mats come in many different styles and thicknesses, not to mention their beautiful artist collection with many options for mats that have colorful and creative designs. The mats are non-slip and sweat absorbent. The cork is made with 100% recyclable and renewable. Yoloha’s cork comes from the Mediterranean, where the outer bark is stripped from the cork oak tree by hand with no cork wasted during the production process. The cork regrows every 9 years and the harvest trees can live up to 300 years, which means lots of regenerated cork over the years! Know that Yoloha also does wholesale, so this is perfect if you’re a studio owner or teacher who needs a large number of mats.
Not only does Yoloha specialize in cork yoga mats, they also make cork yoga blocks! These blocks are grounding, supportive, and stable, as well as antimicrobial. We personally love these as opposed to rubber blocks because they have much more grip and stability, especially when pressure is put into them.
If you’re looking for an all-natural rubber mat that is both eco-friendly and biodegradable, this is it. The Manduka Eko Series yoga mats come in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from super thin travel size (1.5mm) to the standard thicker Eko mat (5mm). They also come in the most beautiful light and natural colors that will make you feel at one with the earth.
We all love yoga straps! Whether you’re a newer yogi and using them to reach difficult folds and binds or you’re a seasoned yogi using them to take your poses to their fullest potential, these organic cotton yoga straps by Carolina Morning will do just the trick. These yoga straps are made from organic cotton fabric and come in the most beautiful colors made with natural dyes, including moss, lavender, pumpkin, cinnamon, and more. They come in 6 or 8ft lengths.
Heading to hot yoga and need something to help you from slipping on sweat? Or need a little extra grip in your practice? We love using yoga towels to support our practice. The Manduka YogiToes® Yoga Mat Towel is super absorbent and quick drying, plus has small silicone grips along the bottom to ensure it stays on your mat. Each towel is made from at least 4 recycled plastic bottles. The bottles are woven into 50% poly yarn (which is known as the “lighter than water” yarn) which use less over 60% less energy to produce.
Carry your yoga mat with ease with the Bagmaya hemp yoga mat bag which is a sustainable and ethically sourced bag handmade in Nepal with all-natural hemp. The bag has comfortable shoulder straps so you can carry your mat hands-free. It also has a water bottle holder and pockets - and we all know pockets are the best! It’s 75cm long to fit all mat sizes and it is waterproof. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, they also plant a tree with every order and donate 10% of profits to Yuwa, a program that uses team sports to build character, confidence, and courage in villages in India.
Supercharge your water with the Miijo crystal water bottle. These bottles come in many different types of crystal, each one with a specific purpose and energy. The crystals are sourced naturally from around the world - Brazil, China, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The water bottles are 550ml and are made of Borosilicate glass, which is very durable and resistant to thermal expansion. The lids and bases are made from sustainable bamboo or stainless steel. These definitely are not your standard boring water bottle!
Let us introduce you to the world’s first biodegradable hair ties! Since they were released 7 years ago, Kooshoo has worked to refine their hair ties into what they are today. The Kooshoo organic hair ties are comprised 70% of organic cotton and 30% of natural rubber and are 100% biodegradable. They are hand died to specifically match different hair colors. Not only are they long-lasting, but they also don’t pull or break your hair! These hair ties are made in a Fair Trade certified factory in Southern India that is run by nuns and funds a cancer treatment center. These ties are great for your hair and do good for the world - it’s truly a win-win!

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