At Eartha, we are on a journey to help make yoga more accessible and sustainable throughout New Zealand with our high-quality yoga products. We offer a range of eco-friendly, non-slip, and anti-microbial yoga mats. For every yoga mat we sell, we will plant a native tree with Trees That Count.
At Eartha, we make our mats out of cork. It is easily the most durable and sustainable option for all earth-loving yogis out there. Cork mats also provide better grip, resist the formation of bacteria, and are easy to store and transport.
PVC mats are the easiest ones you can find on the market, but like all plastic products, they are terrible for the environment! Yoga and eco-consciousness go hand in hand, so we want to make sure our yoga products are as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. Some of the more environmentally friendly materials available for yoga mats are cotton, jute, and cork.
A love for yoga is steadily making its way into the hearts of New Zealanders, and we are thrilled to see it. We design our eco products with your yoga journey in mind, aiming to make it as enjoyable and seamless as possible.
With a yoga practise comes a mindful lifestyle and awareness around our impact on the planet. Our cork yoga mats at Eartha are 100% biodegradable.
Not only will you be giving back to the earth when you eventually part ways with your mat, but cork is also an ethically-sourced material. Cork comes from the bark of the cork oak tree, the only tree in the world that regenerates its outer bark when it gets stripped away. Therefore, cork is a renewable resource that doesn’t take away precious trees!
Another wonderful thing about cork trees is that they absorb carbon dioxide when they grow back their bark. The more cork bark we use, the less harmful carbon dioxide we have lingering in the air.
Cork is a naturally anti-microbial material. You won’t have to worry about unpleasant smells after you have an intense and sweaty yoga session. The cork layer naturally kills off microbes, so it always stays clean and fresh.
Say goodbye to harsh chemicals that linger on your next workout! Cork is not only naturally hygienic but also easy to clean when you use a natural cleaner.
Practising yoga on a natural material feels so much better than on a PVC mat. Your skin won’t have to come into contact with toxic materials. Keep your skin in contact with a pure, organic material for the most holistic yoga session.
There’s nothing that takes you out of the zone like slipping on your yoga mat. Cork is a wonder material that provides you with a perfect amount of grip.
Thanks to the open cell structure of the cork, when you sweat, you will be in less, not more danger of slipping. When you add moisture to your cork mat, it releases a chemical called Suberin, which will make it even more grippy. Hot yogis will especially enjoy our mats.
It is also the most durable yoga mat material available, literally as strong as the bark of a tree. You will be able to keep using your cork mat for years to come. Thanks to this naturally sturdy material, your cork yoga mat won’t wrinkle or change its shape - when you roll it out on the ground, it will stay flat without bunching up.
Because of the open-cell structure of the material, your cork yoga mat contains air bubbles that will provide you with natural cushioning.
You can trust that your cork yoga mat will keep you grounded, no matter how intense your session gets. It faithfully remains in a supportive position and is super comfortable to practise on!
Being a yogi is not only about practising yoga. It is also about being a reflective person who is conscious of the philosophy of yoga and connecting with the universe. The personal benefits of yoga, such as better fitness and sleep, are welcomed by-products of its core tenets.
Through yoga, we can connect with our inner selves, strengthening both our bodies and minds. Yoga enhances our awareness. We become more mindful of our thoughts, experiences, and the environment around us. An inherent part of yoga philosophy is enhancing our consciousness of how our behaviours and practices impact the planet.
At Eartha, we strongly believe in promoting sustainable and ethical shopping practices. Eco-friendly products are of better quality and last longer. Shopping for sustainable materials is better for the environment, reducing carbon emissions, water pollution, and waste. By providing environmentally friendly products, we are actively supporting the eradication of harmful commodity production.
We are so excited to become a part of your yoga journey. Check out our cork yoga mats and eco products today!