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Pravacana

Pravacana

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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. 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 priorty in their core values was clearly to produce an environmentally friendly product.

Social Responsibility: Pravacana yoga mats are produced in America using 100% recycled rubber and use no BPAs, phthalates or latex.  

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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!

Click here for our Yoga Clothes Directory
Click here for your American Made Yoga Mat Resource Guide

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