Manduka eKO™ Yoga Mat
I am delighted to finally be able to offer an eco-friendly yoga mat that is worth the money you pay for it. Over the years I've had samples of various mats and had bad experiences with them creasing, picking up dirt very aggressively and generally not being nearly as good as a standard pvc mat, plus I sensed that because of their high negatives, they would not last very long and replacing a biodegradable mat 3 to 5 times when you could have just used one regular mat is a huge waste of resources. I'm sure the energy that goes into the manufacture and transportation of 3 to 5 "eco" mats more than offsets the benefits of getting away from pvc. Now, after years of research and testing, Manduka has introduced a durable, high quality earth positive mat, the first "second generation" eco-mat. It has many of the best qualities of pvc while being made solely from renewable, non toxic materials and processes. Here are the details:
This great mat is called the Manduka eKO mat. It is a super choice for those who want a high-performance, durable yoga mat and are passionate about protecting our planet. One key to the eKO’s great hand feel and durability is the innovative, proprietary closed-cell natural rubber on its top surface that will not fade or flake. The other key is the sea-grass texture finish and superior cushioning that are kind to your body and the environment. This natural rubber mat uses a toxic-free softening process and is completely free of foaming agents and plasticizers. This second generation eco mat is the yoga mat of the future - gentle on the earth, great looking and great for practice.
For those who want a lighter, less expensive, firmer mat we also have the eKO Lite™ Yoga Mat 1/8".
• Length = 71" Width = 24" Thickness = 3/16"
• Available in one color: Luna
• Made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber
• Most durable, eco-friendly mat on the market
• Developed over 3 years by yoga teachers
• Designed to provide the ultimate combination of cushion and grip
• No PVC or toxic plasticizers
These mats ship free in the continental United States. International customers and buyers from Alaska and Hawaii will be contacted with a freight quote before shipping.
Purchase this mat with a Bheka yoga mat sling and SAVE $5.00 on the total purchase.