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.
Clothing for yoga practice is a particularly interesting category in terms of purchasing ethically and/or ethically made goods. Yogis believe that it is important to extend intentional living not just during yoga, but in life, including being a conscious consumer.
Conscious consumerism aligns strongly with some of the important tenants of yoga leaders.
Being intentional about where your clothes come from and how they are made is a part of this.
Not surprisingly, a study by “Yoga in America” found that yogies were twice as likely to be environmentally conscious than the general population. The practice of yoga teaches mindfulness and ethical guidelines which are known as yamas and niyamas respectfully.
Ultimately, this translates to many sustainable yoga clothing brands. This is a list of just some of the conscious yoga clothing brands. DM us if you have another to add!