OEKO-TEX certified yoga mats are made according to the highest health safety standard currently available. This is more important than you might think.
Health and environmentalism are intrinsic to the philosophy of yoga. Therefore, there has always been a certain degree of genuine eco-awareness in the yoga industry.
What is relatively new though, is the industry’s lavish use of health-related or environmental promises. You can hardly find a yoga mat these days that doesn’t assert “eco-friendly”. Since there is no sheriff in town to set standards or regulations, the phrase “eco-friendliness” becomes subject to interpretation. When these claims aren’t backed by scientific data, then how can you be sure that a yoga mat is safe?
We are well aware that products with strict certifications come with a certain price tag not everybody is comfortable with. At the same time, we are convinced that this is the only way to guarantee the absolute safety of yoga mats both during usage and at the end of their life cycle.