Cork is an unique amazing resource. It is naturally beautiful, biodegradable, sustainable, versatile and many other unique properties which give it an unrivalled character. We believe it's the perfect yoga companion... and you will too.
Cork is a natural raw material which is 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable.
The extraction method is 100% safe for the tree, which is not cut. It takes 20 to 25 years before the first cork can be extracted and then you can only harvest the bark once every 9 years.
Suberin is the natural waxy substance that is found in cork that makes the surface non-slip. The more you sweat the more grip you have.
Cork naturally resists mould, mildew and bad smells.
Harvesting cork bark assist in the absorption of CO2 (carbon dioxide), greenhouse gas, and in fact harvested cork trees absorbs 3-5 more CO2 than non-harvested trees. It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change, and is an important producers of oxygen.
Cork is harvested in Portugal. Cork is primarily used to make wine rollers however the leftovers used for byproducts. After the wine rollers have been used they are recycled into byproducts, they cannot be used for wine again.
A mix of the natural and recycled cork are made in to granulates
The cork granulates that then compressed into many products including our yoga mat
You practice and we plant a tree on your behalf.
- Reuse, Compose, Recycle
Our goal is simple - to minimise the yoga footprint in Australia therefore we encourage people to either reuse their yoga mats, check out ideas here, or put it in the compost. We are working on a project to give you the opportunity to recycle your yoga mat. Watch this space.