ABOUT - OOO Yoga Mat

Overview

Keep Your Circles Positive – OOO Yoga Mat – Here will come an introduction very soon.

Features

Warrior-Like Grip

Even when sweaty-wet!

Truly Planet Friendly

PVC free, biodegradable in 1-5 years and made using high quality non-toxic materials.

Unique Alignment Guide

Intelligent markers. Originally Designed.

Firm Stability & Soft Cushioning

For a stable and comfortable practice.

Use & Care

How to take care of your OOO Yoga Mat

We hope your OOO Yoga Mat is serving you well!

We want you to be able to use and get the most out of your OOO Yoga Mat for as long as possible. So here is how to take care of it!

1 Clean it right
Use a tiny drop of dish soap diluted very heavily with plenty of water, and wipe it gently with a non-abrasive sponge that is damp, but not soaking wet. Alternatively to dish soap you can try a more natural solution of lemon juice or white vinegar, in either case very heavily diluted in lots of water. We recommend you do clean your mat only after about every 5-10 uses. If you regularly practice in sweaty conditions, you may wish to clean your mat more frequently but remember that whilst our planet-friendly OOO Yoga Mat materials are remarkably durable for Yoga practice, over-cleaning or using abrasive products will wear out the materials faster. We do not recommend using any chemical mat cleaner sprays or sprays with essential oils, as they can potentially damage the mat. Please also avoid paper whilst cleaning your mat. Paper is made of hard fiber and chemicals and may grind down you super fresh yoga mat in no time.

2 Let it dry
After any practice, especially a sweaty one, and after cleaning, allow your mat to dry fully before you roll it up. Heading straight home from your class? No problem, roll it up, take it home and unroll to dry as soon as you get a chance.

3 Avoid keeping your mat out in the sun for long periods
Your mat is, very importantly, biodegradable and so prolonged exposure to the sun can degrade it more quickly. But don’t worry, our mats are not vampires and they’re OK with the odd bit of sun, so no need to be too worried about this.

4 Store it away
Roll it up with the top side (the coloured side, with the etched design) on the outside between uses. This is important. It’s designed to be rolled this way, and this will help ensure your mat rolls out nice and flat at each time you use if for your practice.

5 Use your mat
Because of the absorbent (and hygienic) materials we use, it is the case that over time and use, your skin’s natural oils may mark or stain the surface of the mat. Try to avoid practising on the mat with freshly applied oily creams or massage oil, etc. as of course these may stain more. The good news is that these sorts of marks will often fade gradually with time or after cleaning. But overall, we say be proud of your mat’s battle scars from all those good warrior poses!

Sometimes, after a lot of use or use in certain conditions, your mats materials may get a bit ‘clogged up’, in which case there are some deeper cleaning methods we may be able to recommend, depending on the circumstances.

Sustainability

OOO Yoga Mat are NON-TOXIC and suitable for use in human contact, i.e their intended purpose as a Yoga mat (which involves user contact between their skin and the mat).

Disposal of Liforme mats in landfill is environmentally friendly, as OOO materials are BIODEGRADABLE. They will break down in typical landfill conditions, within approximately 1-5 years. On decomposition, OOO materials are non-toxic.

If OOO´s Polyurethane material is disposed of by burning, the resultant gases will be mostly water vapour and carbon dioxide – relatively un-harmful gases.

THE STORY - OOO Yoga Mat

It all began…. – story will come very soon.

Warrior-like Grip

We believe our revolutionary ‘OOO Yoga Mat’ material is the grippiest Yoga mat material currently available on earth. It stays grippy even when ‘sweaty-wet’

Planet Friendly

Our mats are PVC free, biodegradable in 1-5 years in normal landfill conditions and made using high quality non-toxic materials

Alignment System

Our unique ‘pOOOse’ System works as a navigational tool for your Yoga asana practice. The intelligent OOO circles give you as much, or as little, guidance as you need.

 

FAQ - OOO Yoga Mat

Want to keep your mat in tip top shape?  No expensive or potentially toxic (!) cleaning products are required, just a little bit of love and care.
Our cleaning and care instructions:

How to take care of your OOO Yoga Mat

We hope your OOO Yoga Mat is serving you well!

We want you to be able to use and get the most out of your OOO Yoga Mat for as long as possible. So here is how to take care of it!

1 Clean it right
Use a tiny drop of dish soap diluted very heavily with plenty of water, and wipe it gently with a non-abrasive sponge that is damp, but not soaking wet. Alternatively to dish soap you can try a more natural solution of lemon juice or white vinegar, in either case very heavily diluted in lots of water. We recommend you do clean your mat only after about every 5-10 uses. If you regularly practice in sweaty conditions, you may wish to clean your mat more frequently but remember that whilst our planet-friendly OOO Yoga Mat materials are remarkably durable for Yoga practice, over-cleaning or using abrasive products will wear out the materials faster. We do not recommend using any chemical mat cleaner sprays or sprays with essential oils, as they can potentially damage the mat. Please also avoid paper whilst cleaning your mat. Paper is made of hard fiber and chemicals and may grind down you super fresh yoga mat in no time.

2 Let it dry
After any practice, especially a sweaty one, and after cleaning, allow your mat to dry fully before you roll it up. Heading straight home from your class? No problem, roll it up, take it home and unroll to dry as soon as you get a chance.

3 Avoid keeping your mat out in the sun for long periods
Your mat is, very importantly, biodegradable and so prolonged exposure to the sun can degrade it more quickly. But don’t worry, our mats are not vampires and they’re OK with the odd bit of sun, so no need to be too worried about this.

4 Store it away
Roll it up with the top side (the coloured side, with the etched design) on the outside between uses. This is important. It’s designed to be rolled this way, and this will help ensure your mat rolls out nice and flat at each time you use if for your practice.

5 Use your mat
Because of the absorbent (and hygienic) materials we use, it is the case that over time and use, your skin’s natural oils may mark or stain the surface of the mat. Try to avoid practising on the mat with freshly applied oily creams or massage oil, etc. as of course these may stain more. The good news is that these sorts of marks will often fade gradually with time or after cleaning. But overall, we say be proud of your mat’s battle scars from all those good warrior poses!

Sometimes, after a lot of use or use in certain conditions, your mats materials may get a bit ‘clogged up’, in which case there are some deeper cleaning methods we may be able to recommend, depending on the circumstances.

Cleaning sprays often contain oils and chemicals that could affect your mat so please avoid using these. For OOO approved cleaning instructions,se above question.

We strongly recommend avoiding the use of any essential oils, body lotions or moisturiser on your skin immediately prior to using your OOO Yoga Mat. As the OOO Yoga Mats have an open cell structure on the top surface, it can absorb these oils which could then leave a stain. This will not usually affect the actual use of the mat, but the staining may be hard to get out.

We’ve worked hard to make the OOO Yoga Mats biodegradable, so they won’t spend years clogging up a landfill if they’re ever thrown away! This can mean that seriously prolonged exposure to natural sunlight and heat can speed up the degradation process. But our materials are pretty durable, so of course occasional use outside on sunny days is absolutely fine. If you do like to practice outside in the sunshine, we’d recommend storing your OOO Yoga Mat in a cool place indoors after your practice.

Our OOO Yoga Mats are made largely from natural rubber, which means that, as with all rubber products, there can be a very slight natural rubber smell when first taken out of the box. And we actually put our mats through an ‘airing’ process after the rubber production to reduce any strong rubber smell, so usually your OOO Yoga Mat will smell just fine from the first time you open it. If you have a particularly keen nose and do notice any rubber smell at first, do not worry, this should dissipate very quickly! And in such case, we would just recommend leaving your mat out flat overnight prior to first use.

This is an important one. Once dry, roll up your OOO Yoga Mat with the top (the coloured side, with the etched design) on the outside between uses. It’s designed to be rolled this way (it’s all about the physics of the different thicknesses of the top and bottom layers of the mat!), and this will help ensure your mat rolls out flat each time you use it for your practice. We don’t recommend folding your mat, as this could leave visible creases.

Store it in a cool place indoors away from direct sunlight ready for your next practice.

Length Width Approx. Thickness Approx. Weight
OOO Yoga Mat 183cm 66cm 5mm 3.15kg
cOOOlOOOr Mat 183cm 66cm 5mm 3.15kg
lOOOng Mat 203cm 66cm 5mm 3.5

Yes there is! Even if our OOO Yoga Mat are made to be longer and wider than the average standard size yoga mat, as we know that little bit of extra room can make a big difference!

Therefore we created the lOOOng Yoga Mat for all you that need some extra length while practicing yoga.

Yes, absolutely! The whole point about our original, pioneering alignment system is that it was designed to work for Yogis of all shapes and sizes. The the circles, which are there purely as guide and you work your body around them! The pOOOse system is not prescriptive, and the different markers within the overall design provide an almost limitless range of options for points of reference during your practice, and this indeed depends on your own individual size. Each Yogi can use a combination of the alignment circles that works for them as an individual to help them get a reference point for the centre of their pose and their own alignment, left to right or front to back. Some people may align to a particular circle using the end of their finger, whilst for another it may be the heel of their hand. It’s all about you and how you want to use the circles for maximum benefit in your practice. Trust us, once you use it, you’ll soon feel how easy and intuitive it is to work with our pOOOse system during your practice.
OOO Yoga Mat are designed to provide plenty of cushioning for your yoga practice, so most yogis would not need to use their mat as a topper. But – it’s totally up to you. All OOO Mats have a natural rubber base which has good traction, so if you do decide to use your OOO Yoga Mat as a topper it will usually lay quite nicely and evenly over the studio mat underneath (much better than your typical Yoga towel would!).

We know that many Yogis love using OOO Yoga Mat for their heated practice as the extra grippy top surface aids their practice during an intense and sweaty session! However, we do like to just generally caution that our OOO Yoga Mat are not specifically designed to be used for hot Yoga. OOO Yoga Mat have an open cell structure on the top surface, meaning moisture is absorbed quickly and can evaporate easily, keeping your mat super grippy and your practice safe and steady, even during an extra sweaty practice.

OOO Yoga Mat are also made to be biodegradable, so regular heated yoga practices, or living in a hot and humid climate, could speed up the degradation of the OOO Yoga Mat and reduce their lifespan. We still believe your mat will last you a good amount of time even if you practice hot yoga, at least relative to most other mats made from biodegradable materials. We believe it’s super important to use non-toxic biodegradable materials in order to minimise any negative impact on the environment. And as a bonus, most people have no need to use a towel on top of a OOO Yoga Mat- so you’ll also save energy and water, and avoid detergent and microfiber pollution by not having to wash a sweaty towel after each practice!

The lifespan of the OOO Yoga Mats can depend on several factors such as how often your mat is used, how intense your practice is, how you care for your mat and so on. We’re confident all OOO Yoga Mats will last a good amount of time, and provide great value for our customers!

We have made a conscious decision to produce mats using biodegradable materials and sustainable manufacturing processes, and we focus very much on ‘quality’ over ‘quantity’ of use. We believe that the best mat for a truly Yogic practice is also one that minimises our impact on the environment and our mat, being completely biodegradable, does that. Many other mats do not and will have an ongoing environmental impact long after they have stopped being used.

We know that sustained practice can wear a mat out, in the same way that a pair of running shoes will become worn out, and eventually this will reduce the effectiveness of your mat on your practice. Hence it is not practicable for us to offer a lifetime guarantee or a warranty, but firmly believe we’ve got the best balance of eco-friendliness and durability.

The OOO Yoga Mat are made from our high quality natural rubber base and our specially engineered, proprietary and completely unique eco-polyurethane. Both these materials are fully biodegradable and sustainably produced materials. We’re passionate about working with materials that are eco-friendly and non-toxic, both to humans and our planet.

Liforme which are using similar material recently commissioned an independent study from a leading polymer expert at Imperial College, London in the UK (a global top 10 university with a world class reputation in science) that concludes that our materials are completely non-toxic and that when disposed of at the end of their useful life-cycle, OOO Yoga Mat will break down in landfill conditions with an estimated time to near-complete degradation of 1-5 years!

The bottom layer of our mats is made from natural rubber, and natural rubber does contain latex. However, our top surface does not contain latex. We therefore urge caution to any Yogi who suffers from a latex allergy when using the OOO Yoga Mat, and recommend you check with a medical practitioner as to the extent of your allergy and as to whether using a mat with even a rubber base layer could be an issue for you.

Durability

This is our estimation and not a guarantee

6 months - Minimum Durability

24 months - Expected Durability

Do you want to be informed?

sales@ouryogashop.com

+46-(0)734-223032

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