PRAIA — Our sustainable approach
All PRAIA yoga mats are constructed from natural rubber, which is a highly sustainable ecological resource.
At PRAIA we believe that everyone has a responsibility to the environment. Therefore, we strive to create products using renewable materials. You can rest assured you’ll feel positive about yourself and the environment when you shop with us.
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.
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.