Yoga Design Lab, the Bali based yoga mat company, has donated over $10,000 USD worth of yoga mats to NYC and DC schools in its commitment to help support and grow urban youth yoga programs.
The recently launched yoga brand has been shaking up the industry with it’s uber colorful yoga mats described by Refinery29 and Harper’s Bazaar as ‘stunning works of art’. This is the first donation the company has made in its pledge to donate $1 from each sale to urban youth yoga programs in need.
“The goal is to help inspire mindfulness, meditation, and physical health within our youth. Our future. Planting that seed early is something we really believe in.” -Chad Turner, Founder of Yoga Design Lab
“What does Yoga mean to you? “Yoga means making me a more relaxed person because if you’re in a bad mood, it can relax you down.” – 6 Year old Scholar at Success Academy Bensonhurst
YDL has partnered with Browne Education Campus in DC, Success Academy Charter Schools in NYC, and Project Yoga in Richmond, among others, and is excited to expand it’s network with more partnerships in the near future. As the company grows in the EU and Japan, similar local donation programs are being established.
Outside of donations made from mat sales, Yoga Design Lab is increasing sustainability by upcycling returned yoga towels and donating them to animal shelters as an alternative to throwing them away. Washington Animal Rescue League is an active partner who uses YDL’s upcycled hot yoga towels for their “kitty yoga” classes where the community comes to practice with shelter cats in the studio.
Giving back is awesome and we are excited to expand this program! Any interested partners can write into firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of activities and needs:)