In our mission to create the highest quality, most sustainable yoga products, we made an interesting discovery. We strive to be fully transparent in all of our practices, and wish to share this with you.
As part of our commitment to have the entire yogitoes yoga line made from recycled materials, to help our planet, we recently launched rNaked Yoga Mat and rMat. They are both made of 100% natural rubber, 25% recycled rubber, free of heavy metals, phthalates and PVC, and, free of dyes in rNaked Mat. Designed for zero waste, the mats are 100% biodegradable.
Therein lays the glitch. For non-heated practice, many yogis and well-known teachers love the grip factor, feel and eco-consciousness of rNaked Mat and rMat. However, the mat is not ideally-suited to all conditions and practitioners. Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter under controlled conditions, namely heat and moisture, to create nutritious topsoil. Hot yoga simulates these conditions, and causes our yoga mats to break down quickly. If one is looking to create a vibrant garden, our mats may be of help.
We regret that our initial product testing did not reveal this, and have a process in place to issue a full credit for any mats that have broken down. If you have experienced this, and are a consumer, please contact our customer solutions team. If you are a wholesale customer, please contact your sales rep.