What is an Eco-friendly yoga mat?
Some of us may wonder what are those yoga mats made from before we consider buying a yoga mat. We have very good reason to know what materials the yoga mat contains because the yoga mat is not only important for our exercise but also a safety tool for our skin and health.
Yoga mats are made from a variety of materials but it’s worth noticing that not all of them are recyclable, biodegradable and with high quality. Some yoga mats are made with environmentally destructive plastics that would pollute water supply, the air quality, and even enter the food chain. Besides they may release harmful chemicals and smell which exert a negative effect on our health. As more people become environmentally conscious, they start refusing to buy products that pollute the environment.
The Eco-friendly yoga mats, also known as natural yoga mats, are usually made from jute, cotton, cork and natural rubber which are more environment-friendly and green compared with those traditionally made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). They don’t have a toxic smell and they work even better in sweat-resistance and skid-resistance.
Speck has been working in the sector of fitness equipment for decades and have always maintained a campaign of products made in an environmentally friendly approach, and Speck is also one of the pioneers of producing Eco-friendly yoga mats.