Cork yoga mat and singing bowl at yoga studio

2019 Half Year Update

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Elephant Cork Yoga Mat in the Yoga Studio

We’re just over halfway through 2019 and we can already tell it’s going to be a big year for Valka Yoga. Earlier this year we passed a significant milestone with over 1000 cork yoga mats sold. Most yoga mats these days are made from synthetic materials – because they are cheaper and easier to mould, dye and print. It’s comforting to know that thanks to our customers, collectively we were able to avoid over 2.5 tonnes of synthetics, choosing sustainable materials such as cork and rubber over plastics. Eventually these mats would have made it into the landfill where they would have taken centuries to breakdown. For a small company shipping mostly to NZ and Australia, this is kind of a big deal. And now we’re planning to double down on our commitment towards the environment! We are working on going Carbon Neutral this year and perhaps if all goes well, also going Zero Waste (stay tuned for more on that).

We have even started selling our yoga mats quite successfully on Amazon. We are proud to have a perfect 5 star rating. A website has even picked up our bestselling Elephant cork yoga mat, ranking it 4th overall on Amazon. Amazon is a beast – there is plenty of competition already when it comes to anything which has forced us to price our mats at an extremely competitive $70 at this stage. If you know anybody in the US, now might be the best time to purchase one of our cork yoga mats on Amazon. Click here to check out our listing on Amazon.

PS - can you guess which product we will be launching next? Let us know in the comments below.

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