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Company: Hugger Mugger
Based: Salt Lake City, UT
Description: Hugger Mugger hand makes their yoga mats. The company was started by Sarah Chambers, out of Salt Lake City, UT. Sarah was a devoted yogi and she noticed that students at the yoga studio where using makeshift straps in which to carry their mats. Sarah decided to make a proper yoga mat holder of her own and when she did, other yogis immediately asked her to make one for them as well. Hugger Mugger was born. Hugger Mugger expanded into creating mats, blocks, bags, bolsters and sandbags. Hugger Mugger is a bit sticky so it’s user does not slide and is meant to be used under a yoga towel. Choose between three different lengths and six various colors.
Social Responsibility: In addition to producing in the USA, Hugger Mugger uses no heavy metals, phthalates, or latex.
Shopping Link: Hugger Mugger
Company: Jade Yoga
Based: Conshohocken, PA
Description: The founder of Jade, Dean, was the son of a rug pad maker. In the year 2000 he realized the need for non-slippery, non-toxic yoga mats. His family’s company was already producing natural rug pads, it was a natural for them to fill this void in the yoga mat world. Previously, Dean was a lawyer for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, so Jade’s priority in their core values was clearly to produce an environmentally friendly product. Jade Yoga offers a wide variety of sizes and colors on their yoga mats, including extra thick, extra wide, lightweight, extra wide and extra thick, kids, as well as a choice of 13 different colors. Jade Yoga also sells yoga mat bags that are made in the USA.
Social Responsibility: In addition to a passion for US production, a tree gets planted by Jade Yoga for every Jade Yoga mat that is sold. To date, Jade Yoga has planted 1,424,038 trees.
Shopping Link: Jade Yoga
Based: Los Angeles, CA
Description: OMGIYOGA mats are made of cork, a unique material in the marketplace that is environmentally conscious, beautiful in addition to highly functional. OMGI has a small assortment of cork mats. Mats are currently available in one size (72” x 24”), however OMGIYOGA will be introducing an extended length version soon. The actual cork used in the OMGIYOGA mats is sourced from Portugal. In addition to producing in Los Angeles, OMGIYoga also supports local LA artists for their yoga mat designs. OMGIYOGA has a non-stick layer that resists slipping, which is simple to clean, is breathable and naturally anti-microbial.
Social Responsibility: Limited waste due to on-demand production without using any chemicals including acids or PVC.
Shopping Link: OMGI YOGA
Based: Raleigh, NC
Description: What makes Pravacana yoga mats the most unique is the ability to customize your mat. Pravacana does have a selection of in-stock mats from which you may choose, otherwise, you send in the image of your liking and they’ll actually customize your yoga mat with the image you’ve sent. Pravacana has a standard and an extra long version. and comes in PThe founder of Jade, Dean, was the son of a rug pad maker. In the year 2000 he realized the need for non-slippery, non-toxic yoga mats. His family’s company was already producing natural rug pads, it was a natural for them to fill this void in the yoga mat world. Previously, Dean was a lawyer for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, so Jade’s priorty in their core values was clearly to produce an environmentally friendly product.
Social Responsibility: Pravacana yoga mats are produced using 100% recycled rubber and use no BPAs, phthalates or latex.
Shopping Link: Pravacana
Company: Burlap Yoga
Based: Los Angeles, CA
Description: For the true naturalist who does not want rubber in their life, the burlap is a great alternative. American Shiz sells an exclusive linen mat and although it does not have color and size options, it will fit your requirement of all natural. There is no backing to this mat, but it’s quite thick and has shown to grip even strenuous routines. It is also larger than standard mats, measuring at 30” by 70”. Linen is very strong ,known for its ability to breathe and resistance to mildew. Many yogis also like to use burlap mats on top of their mats or folded on top of their rubber mat for comfort or support. Whatever your motive, you can feel confident that you are using an all-natural mat, produced in the USA.
Social Responsibility: American Shiz is a site that sources only items made in the USA.
Shopping Link: American Shiz