How do I clean my mat?
After practice, if you feel your mat needs a wipe, you can do so using a soft, damp cloth. Use only water, avoid soaking the mat, and always make sure it´s dry before you roll it up - with the top layer on the outside. After a while, if you want to clean the mat a little more thoroughly, use a damp, soft, non-abrasive sponge and a tiny drop of dishwashing liquid diluted in plenty of water. However, please refrain from doing this too often. While the materials withstand many hours of tough yoga practice, they do risk being worn down by overcleaning. Do not use any oils or other cleaning products on your mat.
How do I use the alignment guides?
Depending on which mat you have chosen, the laser etched guidelines vary in terms of pattern. Since we know that no two human bodies are the same, we call them “guidelines.” They are not to be used as absolute placement indications, but as reliable reference points. You’ll find a detailed descriptions of the lines here: furostudios.com/alignment-guides
What’s the dimensions of the mat?
The mat is 68 cm wide, 185 cm long and approximately 4,5 mm thick. It weighs roughly 3 kg.
Is the mat suitable for hot yoga?
The mat works really well in sweaty conditions - you´ll notice that you’re not loosing your grip even when dripping. However, if the mat is exposed to excessive heat or moisture, it will absorb some of the humidity and dry out a little more than it would otherwise.
The mat I just received smells a little bit funny. What do I do?
Nothing at all! The mat is partly made of natural rubber, and since it has been rolled up tightly from the time of production, the mat might initially have a slightly rubbery smell to it. Just go ahead and use it normally, and you´ll soon notice the smell vanishing by itself.
Are the mats and straps sustainable?
The bottom layer of our yoga mats are made of biodegradable natural rubber, and the top layer is made of polyurethane, otherwise known as vegan leather. These two layers are heat bonded, which means that we have not used glues or other toxins. All our products have undergone extensive lab tests to ensure they live up to the highly set standards of REACH, the EU chemical legislation. The materials we use are of premium quality that are long-lasting and durable, which encourages a step away from short term consumption. And when it´s time to throw the mat out, in theory it could be used as landfill. However, since it would take some time for the materials to disintegrate, a more viable option for recycling is reusing the innate energy through recovery in a controlled burning process. The metal details on the strap can be cut off and recycled separately at the time of dismissal. All our packing items are made of recyclable paper.