Welcome to Yogasuthra, your new online retailer for eco-friendly, sustainable yoga equipment.
We are proud to bring to you a new range which has been two years since inception, including the uniquely designed Yogasuthra backpack - an idea that came to me during a Yin Yoga class. I realised that we have all been carrying our yoga mats in an incredibly awkward and potentially damaging way. How many times have you lugged your mat from home to office to yoga studio, along with your handbag, change of clothes? I have designed a solution so that we may carry our gear ergonomically, with the aim of reducing stress on the neck, shoulders and spine.
At Yogasuthra we are also making actionable decisions to not make more non-biodegradable materials which will end up in landfill, and to produce products which will naturally dissipate after their useful time in a non-toxic way.
Our mats and cork blocks and organic cotton straps all meet this brief, and our backpack is made with materials which can be recycled at end of life. Our goal is to provide better sustainable technology into our products as we mature, however we are endeavouring to start on a great footing.
We are also partnering with businesses which share the same sustainability philosophy. For example, we have actively chosen Sendle as our delivery partner as they are a carbon-neutral business which is incrementally switching its delivery fleet to solar powered electric vehicles. Our Yogasuthra car is also 100% solar powered electric - we are based in Brisbane, Queensland after all. No excuses with us being located in the sunshine state :)
Our packaging is supplied by both the Zero Waste Company and The Better Packaging Company with bio-degradable, compostable bubble wrap and mailers.
The branded wrappers for our cork and natural rubber mats and blocks are all FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) accredited suppliers, as well as the mats themselves. Our organic cotton straps are from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) accredited suppliers.
As you can see we are treating the entire value chain of our business as a sustainable enterprise, and we will be improving as we go into the future.
We look forward to you being on the journey with us.
Company Director & Founder