All PRAIA yoga mats are constructed from natural rubber, but what are the benefits?
Our natural rubber is sourced from the rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis, which is native to South and Central America. The organic latex is hand-tapped from these rubber trees by making small incisions into the bark and then collected by small cups. This process keeps the trees alive and can be reused for years, making it a highly sustainable ecological resource.
Natural rubber is also a healthier choice for yogis as it does not contain harmful petrochecmical-based Synthetic Rubber such as PVC, TPE, EVA and NBR which releases harmful chemicals during production, when in use, and when disposed of.
Natural rubber is not only an environmentally friendly, renewable resource, it has a greater resistance to tearing when hot, better dynamic performance, won’t retain moisture like other synthetic rubbers.
We believe that everyone has a responsibility to the environment and ultimately themselves and others. We strive to create products using renewable materials to make the choice of buying a yoga mat one that leaves you with a positive feeling and clear conscience.