We try and incorporate sustainable practices at every stage in making and delivering our mats.
Cotton is grown by farmers who are members of theBetter Cotton Initiative. BCI insures better working conditions and wages for these farmers.
Organic cotton production uses 90% less water than conventional.
The raw cotton is spun to our specs by a mill that is certified by GOTS.Global Organic Textile Standard
Our production workers are adult men and women. No child labor is used. They are paid more than the prevailing wage.
Since the start of the pandemic and continuing on, we havedoubledthe wages paid to our weavers. They asked for this increase and we naturally agreed to their request.
We use natural dyes and treat the residual water to make it safe to be used for irrigation of vegetable fields.
We have replaced the plastic bag that encloses the mat with a hand-made cotton sleeve & mat carrier. These cotton bags are made by a woman-owned company that employs women exclusively to make textiles. This provides jobs, independence and empowerment for these women.
The gifts, for the yogi, included with our mats are made by artisans to support cottage industry in India.
The shipping box we use to deliver our mats is certified sourced by theSustainable Forestry Initiative. SFI