ABOUT - Jade Yoga Mats

Overview

Jade is everything you want in a yoga mat – cool colors, incredible grip, great comfort and eco-friendly. For beginners and professionals. For a varitiety of yoga styles, and in a broad range of dimensions and thicknesses.

Jade mats are made in a sustainable manner with natural rubber tapped from rubber trees, a renewable resource. Jade´s products contain no PVC, EVA or other synthetic rubber, and are made in the United States in compliance with all US environmental, labor and consumer protection laws.

And, through our partnership with Trees for the Future, JADE PLANTS A TREE FOR EVERY MAT SOLD – with over 1.5 MILLION trees planted so far.

Features

• Made in the United States in compliance with all US environmental, labor and consumer protection laws.
• Jade mats contain no PVCs, phthalates, heavy metals or flame retardants
• Jade mats are eco-friendly as they are made with a renewable, sustainable resource – natural rubber, tapped from rubber trees.
• 99% latex free.
• The Jade Mats offers performance grip, cushion, and eco-friendly, non-toxic material – truly everything you could want in your mat.

Use & Care

To Clean: For regular mat maintenance and routine cleaning, we recommend wiping your mat down with a damp cloth on a weekly basis. If you have a vigorous practice, or are doing hot yoga, we recommend doing so after each use.

If you’re looking for a deeper clean, we’ve found that washing your mat with a simple solution of 3 parts water: 1 part white vinegar works great! Just wash the entirety of your mat on both sides with the mixture, rinse the mat with hot water at the end to get rid of any vinegar-y smell, and hang or lay flat to dry (do not put your mat in a dryer or leave in direct sunlight, as direct sunlight will damage the natural rubber in your mat). We’ve found it easiest to wash mats in the shower, and then hang them over the shower to dry after cleaning them. You may also use a bath or dish soap, but just be extra careful to fully rinse the soap out to remove any residue to keep the mat from becoming slippery.

The really important thing is to NEVER use alcohol, petroleum based solvents or high concentration essential oils on your mat. Unfortunately these cleaning products adversely impact the natural rubber in our mats, causing it to break down and dry out. Essential oils also may cause your mat to become slippery.

To Store: Do not leave the mat exposed to direct sunlight. If wet, allow the mat to dry before rolling up.

Sustainability

What Jade Care About

Eco-Friendly

First, run by a former lawyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no question that making eco-friendly yoga products is our number one priority.   Lucky for us, made right, natural rubber is both the most eco-friendly and best performing yoga mat you can get.

We Plant a Tree for Every Mat Sold

Second, we are committed to giving back to the earth with every product sold. We want to leave the earth a better place than when we found it. As Jade mats come from trees, we decided to give back by planting a tree for every mat sold. And since 2006, through our partnership with Trees for the Future, we have done just that, planting over One Million trees so far.

U.S.-based Production

Third, we make our mats in the United States. Given the many new stories we hear about tainted products coming out of China (where almost all other yoga mats are made) as well as working conditions there, this was not a hard decision for us.   With U.S. based production, we can be sure of what is going into our mats – as well as how workers are treated. “American made” still means a lot to us. It means we can be assured of compliance with US environmental laws, US consumer safety laws, US worker safety and US wage and hour laws. It also means quality. As a family owned company we do not have to answer to shareholders and can put our customers and our employees ahead of profits. While dollar costs may be lower with mats made in China, it is just not worth it.

Share Yoga with Others

Fourth, through our “Community Partners” program we also try to help out many very special people and organizations trying to bring yoga to those who might benefit from it, but might not otherwise have a chance to try – from schools to prisons and from hospitals to shelters.   To find out about some of our partners, click here. To apply for a grant for your organization – perhaps for a single mat for a raffle or auction or for a dozen mats to bring a class to a group in need, click here. JadeYoga encourages everyone to think about what more they might do. Please see our “Supported Causes” page for some ideas.

Dedicated Causes

Fifth, we have some causes and organizations that are very close to us. . For example, every Earth Day a portion of our sales goes to an environmental group our community helps select and on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we give a portion of our sales to help support abused children.  From time to time see us release a special color mats to raise awareness and funds for other causes. For example every fall we release pink and raise money for breast cancer awareness, education, research and support. We also have raised money for autism though our Saffron mats. By far our most popular special color has been teal. $5 from the sale of every Teal mat goes to ovarian cancer causes. In fact, thanks to the support of our customers, we have been able to donate over $100,000 to ovarian cancer research and support.

THE STORY - Jade Yoga Mats

Jade History

The story of JadeYoga really starts over 100 years ago when my grandfather emigrated to the United States in 1904 and began an oriental rug business, Jerrehian Brothers, at the age of 16. He quickly turned this business into one of the most well known and well respected rug dealers in the country by focusing on quality and service.

My father followed my grandfather into the business in the 1960s and founded Jade Industries in 1974 to solve a problem for oriental rug buyers around the world – there were no high quality rug pads to go under fine oriental rugs to provide cushion and prevent them from slipping.   The solution to this problem was natural rubber and Jade began making natural rubber rug pads to go under area rugs.

In fact, the birth of JadeYoga really brought yoga mats full circle as one of the first known yoga mats was a rug pad. As the story goes, B.K.S. Iyengar was in the United States doing a demonstration on an oriental rug, but he was slipping – a student took away the rug – leaving the pad and the first yoga mat. Strangely, the yoga mat that became the norm from here was made with cheap, imitation plastic – or PVC. It was also annoyingly slippery – almost useless for most practices and likely toxic.

JadeYoga began in earnest in 2000 after we learned of the fundamental problem with most yoga mats on the market at that time – they were slippery. As we were already making natural rubber rug pads, we approached the problem from that angle and developed Harmony, the first natural rubber yoga mat.

The Beginning

We sent out something like 500 samples and got nearly 300 phone calls – an incredible response. People had never seen anything like it and were thrilled to be able to get a yoga mat that actually gripped. In addition, natural rubber has better cushion and resilience, making it more comfortable. Finally, tapped from rubber trees, natural rubber is a renewable resource and our mats are made in the United States in compliance with U.S. environmental laws and contain no PVCs – making our mats the first “green” and non-toxic yoga mats.

Directly across from my desk today there is a drawing of the oriental rug store my grandfather built. On the wall outside under the name is the business’s slogan “Rugs of Quality”. Just as my grandfather built the oriental rug business on quality and service, we try every day to do the same at JadeYoga.   Jade is still a family business – in fact the initials J-A-D-E stand for Jackie (my mom), Amy (my sister), Dean, and Ellen (my other sister). And we are still devoted to quality and service.

Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions about us.

FAQ - Jade Yoga Mats

All of Jade’s eco-friendly yoga mats are made with natural rubber and contain no PVC or other synthetic rubbers. Natural rubber is tapped, like maple syrup, from a rubber tree, a sustainable, renewable resource. We use natural rubber because it grips better and has more cushion than any of the synthetic rubbers on the market (PVC, PER, TPE, EVA). It is also better for the earth as it is made sustainably. In addition to natural rubber, our mats contain both natural and man-made components. The precise components of our mats are proprietary (the last thing we want is someone knocking off our mats).  Jade mats contain no PVCs, phthalates, heavy metals or flame retardants. All components are approved by FDA for use in rubber in continuous contact with food.

Always on the go? Meet VOYAGER & TRAVEL, your practice just got a little lighter!

VOYAGER: Our thinnest and most portable mat yet, the VOYAGER is ideal for yogis on the go that have to travel light! Easily folds up to fit into your tote bag, carry on, or backpack, allowing you to take your practice with you everywhere and anywhere.

SPECS: 1/16” thick, 24” wide, is 68” in length, and weighs about 1.5lbs

Available in: Purple, Midnight Blue, Olive Green, and Lavender

*please note the Voyager is not suited to a vigorous daily practice, it does compromise durability

TRAVEL: The perfect marriage between our best-selling Harmony mat and our most transportable mat Voyager, we introduce you to our Travel Mat! Perfect for yogis on the go- supportive enough for daily use, but light enough to go with you!

SPECS: 1/8” thick, 24” wide, is offered in 68” or 74” lengths, and weighs just under 3lbs

Available in: Purple & Midnight Blue (in 68”&74”), Olive Green, Black, & Teal (in 68”)

Don’t know what you need and looking for our go-to suggestion? Meet HARMONY!

HARMONY: Our most popular mat, the HARMONY is our everyday, go-to mat. Great for yoga, Pilates, or mat work in general! If you’re undecided, have dual purposes for your mat, or are looking for a multi-purpose mat, Harmony is for you.

SPECS: 3/16” thick, 24” wide, is offered in lengths of 68”, 71”, & 74”, and weighs about 5lbs

All colors are not available in all lengths, see www.jadeyoga.com for additional details

HARMONY XW: Wanting a little extra wiggle and stretch room? Try our HARMONY XW! All the great benefits of our Harmony mat with an extra 4” of space to broaden your practice- hello liberation!

SPECS: 3/16” thick, 28” wide, is offered in 71” & 80” lengths, and weighs in around 7lbs

Available in: Midnight Blue & Olive Green

Pilates your main focus? Joint pain an issue? An XL yogi searching for the support that’s right for you? Or perhaps you’re just looking for a little extra cushiony love and support?

Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend, FUSION! 

FUSION: Our thickest, most cushiony mat, great for when you want or need that extra comfort! And if Pilates is your main focus, FUSION is your guy- being our densest mat on the market.

SPECS: 5/16” thick, 24” wide, comes in 68” & 74” lengths, and weighs about 8.5lbs

Available in: Purple, Midnight Blue (68”&71”), Olive Green and Teal (68”)

FUSION XW: Wanting all of the cushiony glory of the Fusion mat along with a little extra room to stretch out? Look no further, FUSION XW is here for you, featuring everything you love about our Fusion mat alongside an extra 4” of space, so go ahead- sprawl out and enjoy!

SPECS: 5/16” thick, 28” wide, comes in 71” & 80” lengths, and weighs in around 10.5lbs

Available in: Two-tone Purple/Midnight

Please note that while the Fusion and Fusion XW are our most cushiony mat, they are also our heaviest, making them weighty choices as a commuter mat.

Have little yogis at home or wanting to introduce the kids to yoga for the first time? Introducing DISCOVERY and PATHFINDER!

DISCOVERY: Designed specifically with tiny hands and hearts in mind, DISCOVERY is specially made for children 5 & under.

SPECS: 1/8” thick, 19” wide, is 44” in length, and weighs just under 2lbs

Available in Lavender and Slate Blue

PATHFINDER: Specially crafted for growing yogis, ages 6 to 11 years old.

SPECS: 1/8” thick, 24” wide, is 58” long, and weighs around 3lbs

Available in Lavender and Slate Blue

Although Jade mats are 99% latex free, as they are from rubber trees, there may be trace amounts of latex proteins in the mats so we recommend persons with latex allergies avoid contact with our mats

Jade mats are made in the United States in compliance with all US environmental, labor and consumer safety laws.

Jade mats are eco-friendly as they are made with a renewable, sustainable resource – natural rubber, tapped from rubber trees. Jade mats contain no PVC or other synthetic rubbers. Perhaps most importantly, Jade yoga mats are made in the United States in compliance with all US environmental and labor laws. Finally, through its partnership with Trees for the Future, JadeYoga plants a tree for every yoga mat you buy.

The label side should go up for all our mats except the Elite S for which the label goes down.

The natural rubber smell will dissipate over time. The best way to accelerate this process is to air the mat out in a well ventilated area – maybe even in front of a fan – but not in direct sunlight. Because natural rubber has natural variations in smell, and everyone has different sensitivities, the amount of time it takes for the smell to dissipate varies. For most people a week or two is enough, but for some people it may take a couple months (but just like with a car tire or bike tire or anything made of rubber, even then there will be some residual smell.)

For regular mat maintenance and routine cleaning, we recommend wiping your mat down with a damp cloth on a weekly basis. If you have a vigorous practice, or are doing hot yoga, we recommend doing so after each use.

If you’re looking for a deeper clean, we’ve found that washing your mat with a simple solution of 3 parts water: 1 part white vinegar works great! Just wash the entirety of your mat on both sides with the mixture, rinse the mat with hot water at the end to get rid of any vinegar-y smell, and hang or lay flat to dry (do not put your mat in a dryer or leave in direct sunlight, as direct sunlight will damage the natural rubber in your mat). We’ve found it easiest to wash mats in the shower, and then hang them over the shower to dry after cleaning them.  You may also use a bath or dish soap, but just be extra careful to fully rinse the soap out to remove any residue to keep the mat from becoming slippery.

The really important thing is to NEVER use alcohol, petroleum based solvents or high concentration essential oils on your mat. Unfortunately these cleaning products adversely impact the natural rubber in our mats, causing it to break down and dry out. Essential oils also may cause your mat to become slippery.

We also just released our brand new mat wash that can be purchased here!

As Jade bags are made with organic cotton, it is best to wash them in cold water and hang to dry to avoid any shrinking.
  1. Look for reuses www.freecycle.org or email info@jadeyoga.com
  2. Use as a seat liner for the back seat in the car while taking your dog to the vet or groomer.
  3. Place under an area rug for no-slip gripping.
  4. Drop off your old mat at an animal rescue group. Most of these places need soft, durable mats, rugs, towels, & blankets to line crates.
  5. Use an old mat in the garage or shop to keep from slipping on the workbench while using power tools on them.
  6. Line kitchen shelves to prevent glasses from slipping and scratching.
  7. Cut the mat into squares and use them as “bases” while playing baseball with the kids. Easy to carry and easy to clean!
  8. Use to kneel on in the garden to protect your knees!
  9. Use as kitchen drawer liners.
  10. Cut it up to make a mouse pad.
  11. Use it on the beach instead of a towel.
  12. Use as grip pads to open jars.
  13. Cut to size and use as foot pads for the bottom of furniture that is on a wood or ceramic floor. Glue on pieces with a non-toxic adhesive.
  14. Place it under your sleeping bag as a sleeping pad while camping.
  15. Make covers for sharp corners like in a parking garage or school.
  16. No more messy packing peanuts! Old yoga mats get a new life as a protector of valuables while moving or shipping.
  17. Make children’s toys: cut holes and create masks, hats, costumes and props; cut into shapes and letters for tub and pool toys.
  18. Cut and put down in front of the kitty litter box to stop the litter.
  19. Plug up drafty places, windows, doors, & under window air conditioners, and save energy!
  20. Great for those hard bleachers when watching sporting events.
  21. Makes a great liner under house plants, you can even cut it to fit each plant!
  22. Donate to nursing homes so that residents do not slip while getting in and out of bed.
  23. Place between your surfboard & car to protect both from abrasion.
  24. Lay it over the dashboard and steering wheel to keep the sun out!
  25. Keep in the car for those spur of the moment picnics, keeping groceries from sliding around in the trunk, or for a myriad of other uses limited only to your imagination!

While it has always been our goal to make the best performing yoga mat on the market and we are very proud that Harmony is made with natural rubber, a renewable resource, contains no PVC or ozone depleting substances and is made in the United States in compliance with US environmental laws — we felt we could and should do even more. We looked for a partner to help us give back to the earth and found Trees for the Future to be the right choice. What we like about Trees for the Future is that they work with local communities on projects that are environmentally and economically sustainable. They are not about going in and dictating what they are going to do, doing it and walking away. They engage the local community which leads to a project that can continue long after Trees for the Future has left. Trees for the Future works to develop and implement programs to improve living standards for the participants, by the careful management, rather than the exploitation, of our natural resources. Through this partnership with Trees for the Future, we plant a tree for every yoga mat we sell.

Durability

This is our estimation and not a guarantee

6 months - Minimum Durability

18 months - Expected Durability

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