YogaKargha mats are mostly of three types– thenormal matswherein there is no antiskid coating or additional layer. These mats (they could be made of cotton, jute, hemp, wool, or grass fibers) perform well on any carpeted surface. They can be used on their own and are easy to fold, carry (travel friendly), and care for. They are excellent for any general fitness routine or meditation session. In addition, these mats can be used around in a variety of ways, such as runners, rugs, etc.
For more advanced practice or a stable version, we include an antiskid layer below our mats:
It can either be a natural rubber coating or an anti-skid felt-based layer. The natural rubber coating is derived from rubber plantations in India and gives a yellowish gluey texture to the backside of the mat. The rubber coating makes the mat anti-skid but doesn’t provide additional thickness. Also, the rubber coating fades away with time and frequent washing.It is a natural way for your cotton mat to stay eco-friendly yet anti-slip. The anti-skid felt layer has a multitude of rubber dots embedded over a cotton felt fabric. This makes the mat anti-slip and also provides an additional thickness to the mat.
We recommend handwash for all handwoven articles. But we also know that it may not always be practical. So, a gentle wash in a machine with equally gentle soap can be done. Please avoid tumble drying, and prefer line drying in semi-shade.
Some mats with natural dyes such as Indigo, Turmeric, or Madder Dyes may bleed for the first few washes. Avoid mixing the mats with any other clothing. Light steam iron on your mat makes it look like new.
The best part about natural fabric-based yoga mats is they can be easily washed and cared for, are sweat-absorbent, and are extremely breathable. The rubber mats, PVC mats, and other polymer-based mats can not match the feel, texture, and breathability of the natural fiber mats
Not always.The natural fiber is washed during the process of dyeing, most of the shrinkage already happens there and is taken care of. Cotton has a tendency to shrink as a natural fiber so expect a little shrinkage specially in all natural undyed mats. And do you know, for this very reason, we make our mats longest and widest in the market! So, that you do not have to worry at all.
Any cotton fiber mat or our fabric-based mats.
They are not softest but yet comfortable. They are ideal for meditation. You can always use them in combination with other mats or our yoga blankets.
The 6-10mm mats in store is the thickest mat.
If you are unable to decide on a mat, just send us a message. Our expert team is always ready to help you with the queries.
YogaKargha Mats can be used both indoor and outdoor. Easy to fold and carry along
All our mats come with a complimentary free yoga mat bag carrier/case. You can choose to store your mat in the same or purchase an additional yoga bag (in some prettiest colors and designs from the store) (link). Also, YogaKargha has created a handcrafted wooden Yoga Mat holder (link). In case you have many mats to store, it can be a beautiful addition to your home/studio.
All our mats are made with natural fibers (Cotton, Jute, Hemp, Grass, Wool)
No. only our natural undyed organic cotton mat is GOTS certified. We provide the certification only for extra-large bulk purchase.
For GOTS certificate, please understand how it works. Not everyone can include or should tag the products as GOTS. GOTS certification does not only stand for the product but it also stands for the processes (even the smallest ones) that occur in making the final product. Our products are co-created by multiple artisans often working together miles apart in various “Haats” and weaving centers. It is impossible in the current set up for us to apply for a GOTS certification. Our starting hand spun yarn is organic cotton, and it undergoes various changes till the final product is made.
It is either recycled to make more mats or used for making utility articles (bags, pouches) that are used in packaging or are donated.
Oh, we love left over fabric as that is used for making doll dresses, scrunchies, and other utility products 😊that we again either sell in local fairs or simply donate.
Natural and plant-based dyes such as Indigo, Madder roots, Turmeric among others AND Azo free dyes
Wash & Care
Dry-clean for first time. Hand wash recommended in cold/normal water. Machine gentle wash at user's discretion. No tumble dry. Line dry if possible.
Mats with natural dyes especially Indigo and Turmeric may bleed for first few washes. Dip the mat in cold salted water for first wash. Wash colored mats separately.
Cotton is a natural fiber and a slight shrinkage is possible in the first few washes.
Clean with a damp cloth or spray the mat with water mixed with essential oils (optional). Wipe to clean and leave to dry
The outer cover of the cushion can be handwashed in cold/normal water.
Machine gentle washat user's discretion. No tumble dry. Line dry if possible. Fabric with natural dyes especially Indigo and Turmeric may bleed for first few washes. Cotton is a natural fiber and a slight shrinkage is possible in the first few washes. Air and sundry your cushions occasionally and keep them away from moisture (especially the ones filled with buckwheat)
Care Instructions: Clean with a damp cloth and leave it to dry. Avoid extreme sun and moisture.
Dry-clean for first time. Hand wash recommended in cold/normal water. Machine gentle wash at user's discretion.
No tumble dry. Line dry if possible. Cotton is a natural fiber and a slight shrinkage is possible in the first few washes.
Paper, Fabric, Cardboard, among others. Our carriers (FedEx and DHL) use premium recyclable packs.
We are plastic freeliterally except in some exceptional cases where the carriers want us to pack/secure items either in a recyclable plastic wrap or bubble pack.
All our mats come with a fabric yoga mat bag and a cardboard box that you can use for DIY around your place.
We sometimes surprise buyers with our small token of thanks (a simple tote bag/eye pillow/scrunchies, etc.) that are handmade by our team using the leftover fabric from other projects.
Our Mantra is simple reuse and recycles everything that is available to us.
Where is My Order ?
We share trackable package IDs also call Airway Bills with all our orders once they are handed over to delivery partners (FedEx/DHL/UPS and India Post). You can track the packages in real time and most of the major milestones. You can also create alerts for your packages at DHL and FedEx websites for your package so that you never miss the delivery.
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