The purest hemp yoga mat in the world!
Long in the works and designed with 15 year of customer feedback and requests in mind, our Ultimate Hemp Yoga Mat takes after the long tradition of natural fabric yoga mats in India and Nepal. Made from 2 layers of organically grown European hemp quilted together: one side is soft & smooth 100% hemp canvas; the other side is soft, cozy, and the world's first and only 100% hemp knit. Practice on whichever side suits you better: the Ultimate Hemp Yoga Mat is completely reversible.
Made in Europe from organically grown European hemp. Sweatshop-free. Chemical-free. PVC-free. Formaldehyde-free. Featuring integrated drawstrings for carrying ease. 24" by 72".
Can be used as a standalone hemp yoga mat for true purity and environmental sustianability. For inverse poses, put your hands and feet on bare floors for better grip and the hemp yoga mat then supports the rest of your body. For sitting and lying down poses, the Ultimate Hemp Yoga Mat is perfect. Can also be used as a topper for sticky natural rubber yoga mats.
First shipment is offered in natural color only. Unbleached & undyed.
Machine washable in cold water, using a mild, biodegradable detergent. Hang dry or tumble dry on low/gentle cycle. Remove promptly. Should be steam-ironed at the highest linen setting after each wash to straighten smooth the fabric.
If you are looking for a natural, eco-friendly alternative to sticky synthetic yoga mats full of all manners of chemicals, then our Organic Hemp Yoga & Meditation Mats maybe for you. Our 100% Hemp Yoga & Meditation Mats are made from certified organic European hemp that is processed without chemicals of any kind for true purity and environmental sustainability.
You'll love our organic hemp yoga meditation mats if you're looking to lie on something natural, organic, and soft during your yoga session so that you can really let go of worries about synthetic and dusty carpets and be in the moment (many yoga studios have carpeted or other synthetic, dust-filled flooring).
Of course, for meditation, the type of floor is not an issue. For a sitting meditation, you may want to fold the mat twice or three times so you have a thicker cushion under while you sit. Rolled up, the hemp yoga and meditation mats make a great impromptu pillow and lower back support too. We've also found that the Eco Hemp Yoga Meditation Mats are good for the second (eco hemp mat to lie on) and third (folded up for knee support) of the Five Tibetan Rejuvenation Rites as bare floors can be hard on the knees in the long run.
Those who practice yoga on hardwood floors would do best to get widely available naturally-processed latex backing that they can sew onto our hemp yoga mats or simply put under the hemp mats when needed.
The heart of yoga is oneness — unity with self and the world around us. What better way to be there than starting with synthetic-free, plastic-free, chemical-free, and toxin-free organic hemp mats on which to perform your asanas?
Best used on carpeted or coir flooring, or with a non-PVC sticky mat backing (see below for our selection of natural rubber mats). Great for hot yoga (on top of a "sticky" mat or surface) because the hemp absorbs moisture and perspiration, unlike sticky mats, which get soggy and slippery on contact with the skin.
A beautiful fabric made from organic cotton and organic European hemp. Made in Europe. Sweatshop-free. Two layers of organic hemp - organic cotton woven fabric quilted together. Integrated handle for easy folding.
Rustic, village-handwoven hemp yoga mat. It's a thick 41 oz/sq. yard fabric, soft and cozy. To compare, linen shirt is usually 5-7 oz/sq yard, so this fabric is about 8 times thicker. Many customers love to practice on this hemp yoga mat because of its au naturel character (each piece is unique and completely organic and natural and looks and feels handmade). Good for most poses, except those that need slip-proof surface. You can do the inversions with your hands and feet on bare floor and use this hemp mat for other poses. Or you can use it as a liner on top of a natural rubber yoga mat. Though customers wash this hemp yoga mat in a washing machine, we recommend spot or hand washing and air drying. If using a washing machine, use front loaders and wash separately from other items as the hemp yoga mat will lint. Wash using gentle cycle. If machine drying, dry on low/gentle and remove before dry. Also, dry separately from other items. For more regular machine washing, we recommend our Ultimate Hemp Yoga Mat in the first tab.
More Info on Handwoven Hemp Yoga Mat:
Note: This product is hand made; each piece is unique, and variations and odd shapes are part of its charms. It is not suitable for someone who is particular about a specific size or shape. If need be, the bath mat can be cross-stretched and blocked to form a more rectangular size if it arrives not perfectly rectangular. Product is machine washable in cold water. Lay flat to dry (some customers report that they have successfully dried the hemp mats in the dryer on low/gentle/cool cycle with no ill effects).
The hemp yoga mats - meditation mats are machine washable (front loader recommended) in warm or cold water with like colors using a mild, biodegradable detergent. They are best hung or laid flat to dry. If you wish, you may machine dry them at low heat/air dry setting (remove promptly) but we generally do not recommend it as excessive linting may occur.
|Product:||Jade Harmony Natural Rubber Yoga Mat (PVC-free)|
|Made in:||USA. Sweatshop-free. In compliance with all US environmental labor and consumer safety laws.|
|Model name:||Travel (1/8th inch thick) 24" x 68"|
|Model name:||Professional (3/16th inch thick) 24" x 68"|
|Colors:||Black, Red, Midnight Blue, Olive|
|Model name:||Fusion Regular (5/16th inch thick) 24" x 68"|
|Colors:||Olive, Purple, Midnight Blue|
|Model name:||Fusion XL (5/16th inch thick) 24" x 74"|
|Product:||Natural Fitness Natural Rubber Yoga Mat (PVC-free)|
|Model name:||Journey (1/8th inch thick) 24" x 72"|
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|Model name:||Professional (3/16th inch thick) 24" x 72"|
|Colors:||Eggplant/Lavender, Brick/Night, Indigo/Iron|
|Model name:||Professional XL (3/16th inch thick) 24" x 75"|
|Colors:||Earth/Red Rock, Ocean/Night, Moss/Lavender|
|Model name:||Divine (5/16th inch thick) 24" x 75"|
|Colors:||Ocean/Night, Moss/Red Rock|
Store your Natural Fitness natural rubber yoga mat in a cool, dark area. Do not store in direct sunlight or spaces subject to high temperatures. Clean your natural rubber yoga mat using a soft cloth and warm water or an all natural yoga mat spray cleanser. DO NOT use chemical cleaners or submerge/soak your natural rubber mat.
|Product:||Set: 1 Hemp Yoga Mat (24" x 72") + 1 Jade Harmony Pro 3/16" Mat (24" x 68")|
|Note:||Save $10, normally $113.95. A versatile combo: comfy, yet still light enough to carry around. Hemp made in Europe. Jade made in USA. You choose the color of hemp mat, we choose the color of natural rubber mat (could be Purple, Olive, Red, Midnight Blue, or Black): Wildcard saves you money and helps us to manage our inventory.|
|Product:||Set: 1 Hemp Yoga Mat (24" x 72") + 1 Jade Harmony Fusion 5/16" Mat (24" x 68")|
|Note:||Save $13.95, normally $158.95. Extra-thick for your comfort. Our most popular combo. Hemp made in Europe. Jade made in USA. You choose the color of hemp mat, we choose the color of natural rubber mat (could be Purple, Olive, Red, Midnight Blue, or Black).|
|Product:||Set: 1 Hemp Yoga Mat (24" x 72") + 1 Natural Fitness 1/8th Mat (24" x 72")|
|Note:||Save $5, normally $91.99. Great for carrying and travel. Hemp made in Europe. Natural Fitness made in Taiwan. You choose the color of hemp mat, we choose the color of natural rubber mat (could be reversible Earth/Red, Moss/Lavender, Spring/Ivy, Earth/Sky, or Ocean/Night).|
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|Product:||1: 1 Hemp Yoga Mat (24" x 72") + 1 Natural Fitness 3/16th Mat (24" x 72")|
|Note:||Save $10, normally $105.99. All-purpose thickness; versatile. Hemp made in Europe. Natural Fitness made in Taiwan. You choose the color of hemp mat, we choose the color of natural rubber mat (could be reversible Earth/Red, Moss/Lavender, Spring/Ivy, Earth/Sky, or Ocean/Night).|
|Product:||1: 1 Hemp Yoga Mat (24" x 72") + 1 Natural Fitness 5/16th Mat (24" x 72")|
|Note:||Save $10, normally $128.99. Extra-thick, great cushioning effect. Hemp made in Europe. Natural Fitness made in Taiwan. You choose the color of hemp mat, we choose the color of natural rubber mat (could be reversible Earth/Red, Moss/Lavender, Spring/Ivy, Earth/Sky, or Ocean/Night).|
Now you can have the best of both worlds, at a discount!
Natural rubber yoga mats are practical and a lot more natural and safer than PVC yoga mats, yet they still have a "rubber" smell that bother many people. Some people are downright allergic to the smell of natural rubber. By putting our 100% hemp yoga mat on top of a natural rubber yoga mat, you greatly reduce the smell from the natural rubber. And since our hemp is organically grown and processed without heavy metals and harsh chemicals, you can feel safe inhaling and practicing without having to worry about out-gassing and contact with rubber. In this discount set, you choose the color of the hemp yoga but the natural rubber mat is sold on a wildcard basis: you may get any color of the natural rubber yoga mat in the width you select. This set saves you money and helps us manage our inventory.
1) Hemp Yoga Mat Bag
2) Organic Cotton Yoga Mat Bag
The purest yoga mat on earth, bar none! No suspect ingredients from places with spotty and unreliable organic practices and questionable labor standards.
We love hemp, if you can't already tell. Rawganique.com was inspired by the late Jack Herer (hemptivist and author of the eye-opening hemp bible 'The Emperor Wears No Clothes"), who believed that hemp was a 'free' plant, a democratic plant that refuses to be confined by politics. For thousands of years, hemp has resisted corporations' attempts to "own" it, to commercialize it, patent it, trademark it. Instead, it has spread throughout the world, to every culture and every land, pretty much unscathed, in its strong original form. That's why we love hemp and are happy to see hemp products proliferating into the hands of end users who will benefit from its wonderous properties. The world will be a better place, too, for hemp is easily grown without pesticides (except in some countries that still use chemical defoliants, pesticided in-between crops, and acid & chemical fiber processing).
As devout yogis ourselves, we are excited to introduce the ninth reincarnation of our organic hemp yoga mats. We make hemp not to own hemp, but to spread hemp. Pick up a copy of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" and read it sometime. We carry a multimedia CD-ROM version of it if you can't find it in a library or bookstore.
We have been manufacturing hemp products for 15 years. Now with over 1,000 pure organic products under our belt, we are revisiting some of the earlier versions of hemp yoga mats we've made over the years. With the recently developed 100% organic European hemp knit, we now have the perfect backing for our all-hemp yoga mat that our discerning customers have come to rely on for pure, VOC-free practice.
Fifteen years of compiling customer feedback and wishlists have resulted in our Ultimate Hemp Yoga Mat: 100% organic hemp yoga mat: vegan, PVC-free, rubber-free, and sweatshop-free. From organic European hemp. We're sewing right now! One side is 100% organically grown European hemp knit (a Rawganique exclusive: the world's first and only); on the other side is 100% organically grown hemp linen fabric. Integral tie string. The knit side is cushy and the hemp linen side is smooth. Machine washable. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for live updates. Here's a sneak peek slideshow.
Customers who have purchased our 100% hemp yoga mats in the past will be eligible for an upgrade discount of $25 off our Ultimate Hemp Yoga Mat (pricing to be announced soon). Just give us your older order number with the hemp yoga mat on it.
According to the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (which recommended removing PVC products such as vinyl shower curtains from store shelves in 2009), PVC products outgas 108 different chemicals within the first 28 days of use and continue to do so for a very long time: that "new" smell is the telltale sign of all those chemicals going into your lungs and skin. It's bad enough having to deal with chlorine and possible lead and mercury contamination in municipal water; the last thing you'd want to add to your list of daily exposure to chemicals is PVC-anything. PVC has been associated with many serious human ailments. Even conservative organizations have started to caution people against vinyl / PVC products.
There are two particularly harmful and unavoidable byproducts of PVC: Dioxin and PCBs. Dioxin is created during all phases of PVC production, as well as in its disposal by incineration or accidental fire. There is no "threshold" dose for dioxin. For dioxin, the lowest dose that causes hormonal action has not been found yet. It currently stands at about 1 part per trillion, but researchers have been unable to find the threshold using the most up-to-date advanced systems. It is thought to be the most toxic human-made chemical.
We quote from the study: "Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic [products purchased at some of the big chains] all contain avoidable toxic chemicals including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phthalates, organotins and metals. Some of these chemicals are volatile, so they are released into the air inside our homes... Some of these chemicals cause developmental damage as well as damage to the liver and central nervous, respiratory, and reproductive systems."