Why Choose a Cork Yoga Mat?
5 Powerful Reasons Thousands of Yogis are Switching to Cork.
We’re passionate about cork as a material because it has so many wonderful properties. It not only feels great to touch but it’s sustainable too. Here are the top 5 reasons it works so well in a yoga mat.
1. Sweat Grip
Nothing saps your energy or focus like having to constantly re-adjust your position on the mat because you’re slipping all over the place. Unlike a synthetic yoga mat that loses its grip when wet, which can be both dangerous and uncomfortable – cork works just the opposite.
By releasing a waxy compound known as Suberin – the more you sweat the grippier cork becomes. Keeping you firmly planted so you can remain focused on your practice.
Cork is naturally antimicrobial — it contains compounds called Phenolics which kills bacteria and fungus. This keeps your mat clean and free from the odour of perspiration.
Whilst synthetic yoga mats often absorb and retain bad smells – cork naturally repels odours and emits an almost undetectable woody fragrance. This makes cork a great choice for hot yoga or for yoga studios looking to keep their shared equipment hygienic.
“Everything you’ve ever wanted from a yoga mat”
3. Ultimate Stability
The cork surface has a unique texture that is both elastic and firm. Million of tiny air bubbles inside each cork cell act to cushion and rebound weight. By absorbing energy on impact It keeps you stable on your mat, supporting you in even the most demanding postures.
4. Velvety Soft
Corks is beautifully soft to touch and feels great on bare skin. It has a smooth velvety texture (non-sticky & not rough) and Its hypoallergenic qualities make it ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Despite being soft to the touch, cork remains durable and can handle repeated, demanding use.
“This is my dream yoga mat”
Steph @ Hush, Sustainability Consultant
5. 100% Sustainable
Cork is a natural raw material that is 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable. Cork is harvested by stripping the bark of the Cork Oak Tree. The tree lives on just fine (no tree is cut down to produce cork) and as the tree regrows its bark it absorbs up to 3 times more CO2 from the air.
Providing a net positive effect towards combating Global warming. It is estimated that Cork Oak trees in Portugal alone help offset 10 million tons of carbon every year.
Independentaly as part of our pledge to give back, we also plant 10 new trees for each mat produced, Learn More.
“strong construction means it lays out completely flat. It’s non-slip, 100% sweatproof and, wait for it, since cork is naturally antimicrobial, it eliminates bacteria and odours a treat.”
London Evening Standard
We believe Cork isn’t just the greenest most eco-conscious choice. It’s the most comfortable, supportive and beautiful material on the planet. Backed by our 100-day love it or return it guarantee.