Sustainable Kork Yoga Mats - Designed in Germany & Made with Love in Portugal
Hello, we are Treehuggr
Our mission ist to thoughtfully connect you with your yoga practice through the use of natural, sustainably-made products. We believe in a close co-existance with nature and that our daily decisions influence the extent to which we deal harmoniously with our environment.
How it all began. It all started with my own search for a yoga mat that is sustainably from natural materials and has not traveled halfway around the world. The search turned out to be more difficult than expected, as even natural materials have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, natural rubber is often referred to as a sustainable material for yoga mats. However, the cultivation of rubber has drastic consequences for our environment, as it is mostly grown in monocultures and rainforests which are cut down. Upon closer inspection, other supposedly sustainable materials also turned out not to be truly environmentally friendly. We then discovered the qualities of cork, quickly saw great potential in this wonderful resource and the idea of a cork yoga mat was born.
The material. Cork is an incredibly versatile material used in a variety of industries. Above all, cork is renewable, environmentally friendly and a recyclable material. The top of our mats is made of cork, and we have chosen recycled latex for the underside. The latex is recycled in Portugal, where our cork and our yoga mats are also made. We made a conscious decision to use cork and recycled latex in order not to use new resources, but existing ones. All of our products are vegan.
The Design. With our printed mats, we want to reflect the joy of being connected to nature and the power we receive from it. This is how our first series of artist prints came about, which were designed here in Germany.
Giving back. For every purchase of a yoga mat, we donate € 1 to the Virgin Beech Forest Project from Peter Wohlleben. You can find more information about our collaboration with Wohllebens Waldakademie here.
We all have it in us to achieve great things through small changes and to grow beyond our limits. Be it in terms of our environment or how we consciously shape our lives every day. - Be Your Own Hero!