Get your yogi grip on with slide-free, cork-based yoga mats.
Corq said enough is enough to rubber yoga mats, and created a yoga mat out of cork, a sustainable and comfortable material. Between the positive impact on the environment, cork is 100% recyclable, renewable, and biodegreable, and the anti-slip, antimicrobial, and increased cushion provided, Corq make us think, why didn’t we start using cork yoga mats sooner?
Why We Love Them
- Yoga mats made of premium fine grain cork – nothing synthetic
- No trees cut down – the cork mats are made by harvesting the outer bark of the corq
- Cork is flexible, easy to clean, antimicrobial, and provides extra padding for enhanced comfort.
- Corq also sells other cork based accessories like massage balls and carrying straps
- 30 day risk free returns
The Science & The Soul
Don’t know much about cork outside of a wine bottle? Well strap in, because there is a lot of good that you’re missing out on.
The cork that Corq uses to create their mat comes from Portugal, where the quercus suber tree is harvested for its outer bark. The tree grows back for re-harvesting every 9 years and doesn’t have to be cut down, making it particularly good for the environment. Cork is anti-slip due to its honeycomb structure, and it becomes grippier with moisture, which makes it great for activities that involve a lot of sweat. Cork mats are also antimicrobial and easy to clean. They’re hypoallergenic, odor-free, lightweight, durable, renewable, and sustainable. If that wasn’t good enough, Cork is made out of 50% air, which provides added cushion during a workout. Even the mat’s underside material is natural – direct from Vietnamese rubber trees.
Now, how can you even think about going back to your rubber mat after reading that?
Of course yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, so being soulful comes naturally to Corq. There are a couple of practical ways in which exercising on a Corq mat nourishes the soul. Firstly, the Portuguese cork industry that Corq supports is responsible for over 15,000 jobs, and sustains forest land which is home to numerous species of small mammals, birds, insects and plants. And for every order, Corq funds the Jari para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project.