A yoga mat bag with a difference. Handmade in Portugal by the local artisans using the most famous, eco-friendly local material – cork.
Cork comes from the impressive 10 to 15 meter Cork Oaks, which shed their bark every 5 -7 years and are fully renewable without any harm to the tree or the environment. It is the same cork that you would find in the wine bottles, but extracted slightly differently to provide strong flat material which is surprisingly soft to touch.
In terms of strength, it can easily compare to traditional leather but without the guilt or concerns about animal welfare. In fact, it is softer than most animal leathers thanks to its natural internal honeycomb structure, which is filled with air.
This cork yoga mat bag is designed to be spacious enough for the yoga mat and other accessories like blocks, towels and water bottles. It also included two external pockets for valuables or keys.
More interestingly, in addition to proving scenic views and giving shadow to the locals on a hot day, it is also a very important habitat for endangered Iberian lynx. Hence essentially by using cork leather products you not only save domestic animals but also help to preserve the natural habitat for the wild ones too.