A unique yoga mat hand woven by the women of Taveuni Island in Fiji, who have grown, harvested, and processed pandanus (Voy Voy) plants used in this idigineous art form, before finally weaving them into these yoga mats to create an individual, unique art piece.
This mat embodies the essence of nature and nurture - welcome it into your life and yoga practice.
A mat that is made from 100% organic materials, using sustainable practices, biodegradable, ethically made, and each purchase gives back and helps empower the local women of remote Pacific Islands.
Organic, breathable fibres, which soften and flex with use
Grip develops with practice
Straightening your mat: If you mat keeps its rolled shaped, simply roll it in the opposite direction and hold it for a second or two. When you let go it will be straight and flat again ready for your practice!
Cleaning: Wipe your mat with a cloth sprayed with a natural yoga mat cleaning solution like Tribe Eco Clean - do not soak your mat with, or in, water. Dry before storing by simply hanging outside or in a well ventilated room.
This mat is a unique, handmade art piece, made from 100% organic materials and processes; morally and finacially helping support women from remote communities in the Pacific Islands.
Treasuring the ancient idigineous skills, whilst giving support and purpose to island communities.
Pure NZ Wool 5mm Yoga Mat
Regular price$299.00 NZD
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Wool has served humans' wellbeing for 8000 years, offering warmth and comfort in a non-harmful way. As organic matter, it biodegrades efficiently at the end of its useful life, leaving the earth nourished and ready to grow the next patch of grass. This mat is thick, luxurious and comfortable. The surface is printed with a biodegradable grip texture to ensure your hands and feet stay firmly in place. Yolana is good for your health and good for the planet.
The Yolana mat is thoughtfully crafted from 100% pure New Zealand wool, with no dyes or additives. The textured look comes from a unique blend of 90% white wool and 10% black wool.
Plus, every mat comes with a free cotton canvas carry bag!
Personal practice mat
Made from pure New Zealand Wool
Biodegradable anti-slip coating in key areas
L 180 cm x W 67 cm x H 5 mm
Weight: 1.8 kg
Cleansed through airing it in sunlight
Cotton canvas carrying case included with each mat
What about when my practice mat gets wet from sweating during the practice?
Wool can absorb up to 35% of its weight in water, which is how it wicks sweat away from your mat so effectively. Once practice is completed, if wet, allow it to dry by leaving it flat for a while, preferably in a sunny area. That said, we don’t recommend to use our practice mat in hot studios, because humid and hot environments can shorten the shelf life of your new natural fibre practice mat.
How do I clean it?
The wool fibre is coated in its lanolin, which stops bacteria from attacking it. All you need to do to clean it is leave the mat flat out to dry after a sweaty practice, ideally under direct sunlight. If stained, spot dry cleaning is an effective solution.
Only New Zealand wool is sourced for these mats because of the high ethical standards of animal welfare in this country, as well as the guaranteed fibre specs that can be ensured through supply agreements with the farmers. New Zealand farmers have led the way in on-farm research and education programs establishing best practices for animal health.