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Sustainable Yoga Mats | Care2 Healthy Living: Ten choices in eco friendly, environmentally friendly and sustaina...

Sustainable Yoga Mats | Care2 Healthy Living: Ten choices in eco friendly, environmentally friendly and sustaina...

: They seem to have their heart in the right place, but I find their website to be spotty in its information and I think they are greenwashing their sustainability a bit. Their cotton yoga rugs are not made with organic cotton (standard cotton is one of the most environmentally unfriendly crops); and their Hybrid Eco mats are made, “using 100% sustainable [word left out here] and a recycled mesh scrim layer within the mat for strength, it does not contain phthalates or heavy metals, and its method of production is completely non-toxic and latex free.” I quoted this as written on their website, and they have, in fact, left out the very material from which the mat is made. I’m also unsure as to how Polyolefin (a polymer often used in plastic wrap) is eco-friendly. I love the idea of their original mat – a jute-covered all-natural rubber mat, but I cannot find their manufactu...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/sustainable-yoga-mats-2....

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