The cork oak tree, scientifically known as Quercus Suber, is the only tree of its kind where the outer bark can be safely removed every 8 to 10 years without damaging the tree itself. In fact, removing the outer bark helps the tree better process carbon dioxide and provide more oxygen.
Cork oak forests absorb CO2 and are a major provider of oxygen for our planet. Maintained by local families and farmers in Portugal, they are a critical sources of income to the locals. These families and farmers help to care for the forests, keeping the trees healthy and the process sustainable.
Cork Oak forests hold one of the world’s highest amount biodiversity among the forests and is home to some of the worlds endangered species such as the Barbary Deer, the Iberian Imperial Eagle, and the Iberian Lynx.
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In the cellular walls of cork tissue there is a waxy substance known as Suberin, which renders cork impervious to moisture. This keeps the traction between the cork and your skin, giving cork its ultra non-slip attributes, and making cork yoga mats perfect for hot yoga and vigorous practice. The Suberin in cork also gives it antimicrobial properties. Suberin naturally repels small organisms, making cork resistant to the growth of bacterias, fungus and mold. This also reduces the build-up of unpleasant odors and helps to keep the surface of your mat fresh.
The removal of cork bark every 8-10 years causes no harm to the trees themselves and helps
the trees grow.
Cork releases a waxy substance known as Suberin, which renders cork impervious to moisture.
Suberin naturally repels small organisms, making cork resistant to the growth of bacterias, fungus and mold.
Our mats are 100% PVC free, and free of harmful chemicals. Our designs are handmade using non-toxic supplies.
Tree rubber is an effective energy dampener, absorbing shock, and reducing the impact on your joints.
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Making a lasting impact with every mat! With each mat sold one tree is planted with One Tree Planted.
Cork has many great uses, from flooring to shoes, cork is used for its exceptional grip, antimicrobial properties and beautiful look. This is why cork makes the perfect yoga mat. Yoganomalous cork yoga props are crafted from mediterranean cork and all natural tree rubber to make the perfect biodegradable, plant-based surface for you, your practice and the planet!