AYURVEDIC ORGANIC COTTON YOGA MATPRACTICE THE TRADITIONAL WAYYOGA FEELS BETTER ON NATURE'S SURFACEEco-Friendly
: These mats are made from natural organic cotton fibres (95%), grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment, without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. These fibres are blended with a little jute (5%) to give the mats a unique texture.Herbal Plant Dyed
: The organic cotton has been infused with natural plants & herbs that give therapeutic benefits, according to ancient Indian Ayurvedic principles.The base is made from a blend of multiple herbs such as turmeric, neem, aloe vera, anatoo seeds & karisalankanni leaf.Signature Herb
The main herb that gives this mat its signature salmon pink colour is Madder.Handwoven
: Skilled weavers use traditional handloom techniques to produce an intricate product.Socially Empowering
: Rural artisans in India hand-craft these mats. Purchasing one of these contributes to a wellness fund for the individual weaver & wider community support.Multi-Purpose
: Not just a yoga mat! This natural cotton mat dual functions as a beautiful eco rug for the house.
USE GUIDANCE:This mat is suitable for a gentle beginner's yoga practice, stretching & meditation It is not intended for vigorous practice.Please note that the texture of this mat varies slightly from piece to piece due to its handwoven natural composition.
One side of the mat has a natural rubber coating which makes it a little stickier. We advise that being the downside of the mat as it will create a firmer floor grip.Raised cotton weave tractions lines at both ends of the mats provide hand and feet grip support during practice.
Hand wash in cold water only and leave to dry naturally in the shade. Over-exposure to the sun can cause discolouration to the natural dyes.Do not machine wash as that may cause the mat to lose shape.
*Given the larger size of the mat vs. clothing, shipping will be an additional £7.50 for UK and £20 for outside UK. Shipping charges displayed at checkout
chaYkra is a London based wellness wear brand founded by British Indian sisters, Priya & Divya. Their garments are ethically made in India from fair trade organic cotton and the designs are inspired by an East meets West fusion.
The brand name derives from the Sanskrit word for energy and the 7 chakras, energy centres in the body, are reflected in the letters of the brand name. The capital Y in the centre of the brand name stands for 'yoga' and 'you', reflecting how important it is to engage in wellness practices to balance & optimise your own energy flows.
chaYkra works with a fair trade factory that uses GOTS certified organic cotton from the Chetna Organic cooperative. Chetna Organic works with more than 15,000 small farmers to develop and implement sustainable agriculture. The farmers receive a fair trade premium on top of the minimum price and can therefore sustain a livelihood and invest in valuable social projects within the community. The factory itself is both SA8000 and GOTS certified, so fair trade conditions are guaranteed.
chaYkra clothing is proud to be fair, sustainable and also completely vegan!