What are the benefits of natural tree rubber?
The rubber for our yoga mats is sourced from the rubber tree ‘Hevea Brasiliensis’ which is native to South America. The trees natural sap is hand tapped by making a small incision in the bark then collected into cups, continuing yearly for up to 30 years. This is part of the tree’s natural growth and healing process which makes it a highly sustainable, renewable resource and a great way of producing environmentally friendly rubber.
As well as being eco friendly, natural tree rubber is also healthier for you as it is free from all the nasties like latex, PVC, chlorine, silicone, toxic glue and phthalates. This amazing tree’s rubber is hard wearing and won’t retain any moisture like other synthetic rubber or foam which makes it the perfect material for our mats.