Natural rubber is a sustainable and renewable resource because it is tapped from the tree much like maple syrup and all of Jade Yoga's yoga mats are made from natural rubber. This means your yoga may would contain no PVC, heavy metals, ozone depleting substances or other synthetic rubbers that are not recyclable. Natural rubber yoga mats also have the advantage of providing better grip and more cushioning compared to any other synthetic rubber yoga mats.
Made in the USA
Most other yoga mats are made in China so the first thing Jade Yoga did in order to be environmentally friendly was keep production in the USA. These mats are made in compliance with all US environmental and labor laws but how certain can you be that other mats on the market are also made with employees in mind. Further making the mats closer to your home reduces the carbon emissions from transportation.
Trees for the Future
Thanks to Trees for the Future, Jade Yoga is able to plant a tree for every yoga mat sold. Trees for the Future creates programs to improve living conditions for the participants, through carefully managing the natural resources other people exploit. Trees for the Future does not just walk in, plant some trees and call it good either. They focus on incorporating the local community to make environmentally and economically sustainable projects, that way even once they leave progress can still be made.
Greencupboards.com applies the Carbon Neutral Eco-Trait to all products that have their carbon emissions from shipping offset by investing in carbon emission reduction programs. One of the biggest impacts that we have on the environment is through the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) as we transport goods and people across the country and world. Being a retailer that ships products all across the world, we want to do our part to make sure that we can supply our customers the best eco-friendly products to wherever they are in the most eco-conscious way possible.
In effort to offset the environmental impact of shipping purchases, Greencupboards has partnered with UPS to provide carbon neutral shipping on certain items. Carbon neutral shipping uses a credit system that supports carbon emission reduction projects such as tree farms which "metabolize" carbon dioxide as a natural part of their lifecycle.
The partnership between Greencupboards and UPS has helped fund carbon reduction projects through the Carbon Neutral company, a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, such as the La Pradera Landfill Gas Project, the Garcia River Forestry Project, the Fujian Landfill Gas Project and the Cholburi Wastewater Biogas-to-Energy Program. The Carbon Neutral Eco-Trait helps shoppers lessen their carbon footprint and to shop more freely within a particular buying ethos.
The towels are made with polyester microfiber.
Wash the towel before use to remove loose fibers.
The Microfiber Yoga Towel provides exceptional grip even if you profusely sweat and it dries fast. If you sweat a lot or partake in hot yoga or other intense activities this towel is perfect for you.