LIVE WHOLE YOGA MATS
It has been so long since I last posted in From Earth To Plate and you are probably wondering where I have been and what I have been up to?? Well let me tell you! For the past 2 years my business partner/best mate & I have been developing and launched our world first yoga mat that combines natural tapped tree rubber and coconut fibre. We have already sold out of our first shipment and are getting ready to launch our pre sales campaign in the lead to our shipment which will arrive in December.
Learn about our mats and company below and then head to our website to subscribe and be the first to know when our mats are back in stock. You can follow us on Instagram @livewholeyoga and for all your From Earth To Plate nutrition inspiration follow me on Instagram @daynecrocker we are so excited to share our journey and our beautiful business with you all. Namaste!!!!
Founded by Nutritionist Dayne Crocker and Yoga Teacher Crystal King. Dayne and Crystal both come from an extensive health and wellness background which has seen them involved in many projects both nationally and internationally where they have specialised in nutrition, yoga, sustainability and philanthropy.
Live whole yoga mats are a world first innovation that has combined THE ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES of 100% NATURAL tapped tree rubber & coconut husk fibre to create a sustainable yoga mat that will be with you for many years to come. by COMBINING THESE TWO ELEMENTS we have been able to create A highly durable, Eco, biodegradable, sustainable, ethical & 100% chemical free yoga mat that haS been made by nature for nature.
LIVE WHOLE YOGA ETHOS?
Live Whole Yoga agree that by making conscious purchases we will be the generation to create a global movement of sustainability which will insure the protection of Mother Earth for generations to come.
How does LIVE WHOLE YOGA contribute? From the sale of every Live Whole Yoga mat we donate part of our profits to buying back land for conservation in support of Rainforest Trust.
Why Rainforest Trust? Rainforest trust donate 100% of their contributions to their projects & only a small percentage of the contributions made go to marketing, and administration costs. www.rainforesttrust.org
The modern day yoga mats have become a natural disaster as they are made from all types of harmful chemical compounds like PVC, TPE & Plasticisers which go into landfill and contribute to the devastation of mother nature. Imagine how this could also be affecting your health whilst getting hot and sweaty on your yoga mat, or doing Pranayama.
LIVE WHOLE YOGA VISION?
Our vision and motto is to "CREATE A GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR A SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW." When you purchase a Live Whole Yoga mat you are actively participating in our mission to create a 100% conscious brand in the global marketplace. We strive to be the leaders in innovation of sustainable, chemical free, biodegradable & functional products that are made with integrity and in line with Live Whole Yoga's core values.
Together with your contribution & education we will be the change we want to see in the world, this change starts here & through the creation of everyday products that are made with mother nature as our first priority.
Why are Live Whole Yoga Mats Environmental?
The Live Whole Yoga mat is a 100% chemical free innovation that is biodegradable, fair-trade, sustainable & made from organic resources. Our mats are manufactured with love in Sri Lanka where all of the mats compounds are grown, harvested & made in a sustainable way that is in line with our core values.
Our mats are made from durable natural tree rubber & reinforced with coconut coir fibre making them perfect for not only your yoga practice but as a home gym flooring solution & as a non toxic play area for your children. Our mats are recyclable, biodegradable & can be planted in the garden at the end of their lives as they are compostable.
What is PVC?
PVC is a man made (Polyvinyl Chloride) oil based PLASTIC! Research into this plastic and its manufacturing found that PVC & the plasticisers used to soften the product are toxic and studies have linked these products with cancer, hormonal disruption & dioxin production. PVC is extremely difficult to dispose or recycle & usually requires incineration which releases toxins into the environment.
What is TPE?
TPE (or thermoplastic elastomer) is a resilient, highly elastic material that is composed primarily of styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymers" & is a synthetic made product.
Whats on the market?
There are so many "ECO" YOGA mats on the market that are still filled with chemicals, like TPE, PVC & Plastic. These mats are not biodegradable & mass produced in sweat shops all over the world. For these reasons we have created the Live Whole Yoga mat & can stand proud knowing that our mats are made with 100% integrity & will last for many years before going back into the ground to feed mother earth.
What is Natural Tree Rubber?
Natural rubber comes from the rubber tree. Our tree rubber is harvested from live trees at plantations in Sri Lanka. The harvesting process is sustainable and the resource renewable. The end products are biodegradable and can be recycled and reused again and again. There is no toxic by-products from the manufacturing of natural rubber mats.
What is coconut fibre?
Coconut coir fibre is the husk of the coconut which comes from the inner casing of the coconuts outer shell. The husk is woven into string without the use of any nasty chemicals & grown the way nature intended "sustainably" in Sri Lanka.