Yoga Design Lab In The Press
“Buying gifts for your friends has its pros and cons: You may know them like the back of your hand (their unique tastes and quirks, what TV show they’re currently bingeing, and what they already own and need), but it’s still tough narrowing down the best gift option in a long mental laundry list of things you know they would like. We believe in getting the right balance of the unexpected and tasteful, so ahead we’ve compiled a list of very specific options for every type of person, from the friend who’s your ride-or-die work wife, to the friend who’s in your book club, to the person who regularly tags you in Co-Star memes. Bonus: You won’t find anything on this list that exceeds $100.”
“Whether you’re in the market for a skin-care refresh or some boho-inspired apartment décor, Anthropologie is one of our favorite places to shop for all things fashion, beauty, and home. Oh, and as it turns out, Anthro’s wellness section is another treasure trove of products to help you enjoy some all-important self-care.”
“Yoga Design Lab by Chad Turner recently launched its Spring/Summer collection of sustainable luxury yoga mats. The captivating mats depict beach-inspired designs in bold patterns.
The mats are made from natural tree rubber and recycled plastic bottle microfibers, ensuring a closed-loop supply chain. Yoga Design Lab is provided bales of plastic bottle waste by recycling collectors which are then inspected and sorted to secure PET bottles. They are then sterilized and crushed into small microfibers to ensure toxic foaming agents and plasticizers are removed. Next, the microfibers are melted and transformed into threads in a spool to be used in a crimping machine to create the mats. These sustainable luxury yoga mats are ideal for eco-conscious practices.”View Article
“The minds behind Yoga Design Lab, the new brand that’s popping up on our radar this month, want to make your yoga practice a bit more comfortable and a lot more colorful. “I wanted to create mats that got people excited to practice yoga,” founder Chad Turner says. “The inspiration came from Bali and appreciation for colors that make your heart dance.” The brand came about in a very eat-pray-Zen way: “I sold my stuff, packed up a couple bags, and moved to Bali with the goal of creating a line of yoga accessories that would inspire people around the world,” Turner explains.”
“Yoga Design Lab has been shaking up the industry with uber colorful yoga mats described by Refinery29 and Fitness Magazine as ‘stunning works of art’. With a growing US celebrity following, the company is excited to finally be available to European consumers with next-day shipping”View Article
“While Chad Turner was doing yoga on a vacation in Bali, he had a realization that killed his bliss: All of the yoga mats around him were ugly.
“All I saw was a sea of unoriginal, massed-produced, solid-colored mats. My thinking was, there must be a way of creating a highly functional product that was also aesthetically beautiful,” says Turner, noting the disconnect even more acutely in paradise.”View Article
“This travel yoga mat is made of recycled plastic bottles and natural tree rubber. Considering about eight million metric tons of plastic get dumped into the ocean each year, Yoga Lab Design deserves a round of applause for taking the material and repurposing it.”
“The Yoga Design Lab combo mat actually becomes more grippable as you sweat, so it’s an amazing option for hot yoga, Bikram, and Pilates. The bottom layer cushions your body with natural tree rubber, while the top absorbs sweat with a microfiber material made from recycled bottles and water-based prints. It’s also machine-washable and available in 14 gorgeously eye-catching designs, like Geo Blue, Chevron Maya, Labyrinth, and Pink Mandala.”
“With a range of eye-catching prints, Yoga Design Lab mats are practically works of art. Even better: They’re made of natural tree rubber and recycled plastic bottle microfibers, making this an eco-friendly gift you can feel good about.”
“No need to bring a towel and a yoga mat to class anymore, thanks to the sueded microfibers of this absorbent, soft option that provides a firm grip, whether in Crow Pose or Downward Dog.”View Article
“Zugegeben, der kreative Anspruch und die ästhetische Vielfalt von Yogamatten gestaltete sich bisweilen eher überschaubar. Ein zartes Rosé galt unter all den Beige- und Olivtönen hier fast schon als avantgardistisch und kunstvolle Musterungen waren seltene Einzelstücke. Dem setzt Chad Turner mit der Gründung des Labels “Yoga Design Labs” endgültig ein Ende!”View Article
“Finding the perfect present for a worldly friend or road trip–loving family member can be a head-scratcher. After all, if they’re on the road more often than home, go-to gifts like the latest kitchen gadget or new glasses for entertaining guests probably don’t make the most sense. Instead, consider what types of presents would best benefit their next trip, either in the planning stages or while away from home. Your extra thoughtfulness will certainly show when it comes time to exchange gifts, and the recipient will think of you every time they put your gift to good use.”View Article
“Once, someone told me that I am the living embodiment of an Anthropologie store, a compliment I take very seriously and would like to be placed on my tombstone, thank you very much. I used to channel my love for the retailer—a perfectly curated, aesthetically-pleasing version of my ideal lifestyle—as a part-time sales associate when I came home during college breaks (#TBT). Now, as a digital editor, I’m still obsessing over the lifestyle brand—this time the introduction of its new wellness shops.”
“Yoga Design Lab uses bales of plastic bottle waste made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that have been supplied by recycling collectors and then eventually (after a mind-numbing number of steps) transformed into mats. “We tested many different materials and found recycled PET to be an excellent upcycling of plastic bottles — absorbent, durable and perfect for our designer printed mats,” explained Karina van den Heever, the marketing and press coordinator for the company.”
“It’s the clash of the super-festivals this weekend, as Gwyneth Paltrow’s London gala goes head to head with Somerset’s biggest party. Phoebe Luckhurst sorts nu-wellness from old-school spirituality”View Article
“If you’re looking to deepen your practice, try using a yoga wheel. Similar to the bolster, it’s great to help open up your chest, as well as your shoulders, back, and hip flexor, plus it can help with backbends.”View Article
“There are so many beautiful mat designs and colours at Yoga Design Lab that you’ll want them all. This mat/ towel hybrid negates the need to carry both, is super lightweight and easy to fold. A great one to help you avoid the studio mats, which are the perfect playground for breeding bacteria.”View Article
Getting people to practice yoga can sometimes feel like a chore, but modern individuals with an appreciation for pop art and modern design will find themselves eager to participate thanks to Yoga Design Lab. It is a design studio founded by Canadian designer and yogi Chad Turner who wanted to make the experience appealing to those who never considered stepping on a yoga mat.
“When it comes time to wake up, a curtain must be drawn so natural light shines in, and three to four alarms must be pre-set (because I wake up and turn off the first two usually). From there it’s just the normal brush, shower, and out the door. Others have more intricate steps that entail breakfast, coffee, workouts, etc. We’re all so different, but we all have different morning routines ensure we capture that pesky worm.”
“The growing menace of plastics plaguing the world and its oceans extends to most yoga mats, which typically end up in landfills because they’re created using nonrecyclable materials. However, yogis can feel more serene in their practice with Balibased Yogi Design Lab’s mats that are composed of natural tree rubber and microfiber made from recycled plastic bottles.”View Article
“It’s the most stressful – sorry, wonderful – time of the year. So now more than ever, it’s important to take time out to relax and rejuvenate. Luckily, there’s a whole host of new ways to do just that…”
“Hier setzt man am besten auf eine schwarze Yoga-Hose aus festem Material mit einem hohen Lycra-Anteil: Solche Exemplare haben zusätzlich einen Figur-schmeichelnden Effekt. Besonders schöne Exemplare bietet hier das Label Yoga Design Lab, das die schlichten Hosen durch Lasercuts aufwertet.”
“Yes, yes they contain the dreaded plastic, through their absorbent sueded microfibers – which have been ‘bonded’ with the 100% natural tree rubber body – however, do not panic people, because this plastic has been recycled! From plastic bottles! Hurrah!”View Article
“If you plan to exercise on the go, this lightweight yoga mat is the perfect tool to do so. The mat itself (which acts as both a mat and a yoga towel in one) folds super flat, so it’ll be easy to throw in your suitcase. Take it out in your hotel room, find a yoga video on your phone or computer, and get a good workout in without having to pack bulky gym shoes.”
“The Yoga Design Lab Geo Travel Yoga Mat has a gorgeous and lux design, and with a microfiber top layer, it’s perfect for a slip-free hot yoga session. We love that the mat is eco-friendly, biodegradable and produced from recycled material. Plus, $1 from every purchase goes to support Urban Youth Yoga Programs.”View Article
“Yoga mat towels not only assist with the slippage factor when things get sweaty, they also provide a machine-washable barrier between your mat and your face during the intimate moments of child’s pose.
But they’re not always the easiest tool to practice with — they bunch, they slide, and if you’re like me, you forget them at home. Yoga Design Lab has your back. Their Combo Mat ($68) combines a lightweight 3.5mm biodegradable tree rubber mat with an absorbent top layer in an array of vivid, on-trend prints. Think of a pink peony flower bomb, a dreamy violet watercolor ombre, and a psychedelic collaboration with designer Mara Hoffman.”View Article
“This block from Yoga Design Lab is revolutionary for two reasons: It’s created with a luxurious textured imprint on every side, and it’s made from a non-slip recyclable foam. As a result, it’s the best option for hot yoga, Bikram, pilates, or any other practice that involves sweat because it’s especially grippy and resistant to moisture.”View Article
“I love this mat! So many compliments from others. When I first ordered, I was worried about slipping and sliding, since the top material is partially a towel, but so far I’ve used it three times (and never wet the mat beforehand) and it’s been totally fine.”View Article
“Ah, the holiday gifting season is upon us. Now is about the time when we all start on our pursuits of the perfect presents for our loved ones, searching stores and websites high and low. And, for many of us, that also means inevitably spending a lot of money. No, spending your hard-earned dollars on special gifts for your friends and family isn’t bad; in fact, it’s great and generous and special. But, wouldn’t it be even more great and generous and special if, in addition to giving those friends and family things they love, you also gave to those in need at the same time? Fortunately, there are so many companies out there committed to doing good, and they happen to sell some seriously amazing products. As you start your holiday shopping this year, consider these 29 gift ideas from companies that give back.”