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The best yoga mat

We've found it! Here's what we reckon is the best yoga mat for form, function, style, and sustainability.

SLINKII One With Nature yoga mat

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Product name: SLINKII One With Nature yoga mat

Reviewer: Caitlin Howlett

Price: $130

Buy Online: SLINKII Athletic

G Rating:

5

You're just about to enter your fifth sun salutation for the day when your yoga teacher tells you that it's time for a new yoga mat, announcing to the class that the one you're using is dangerously old and stretching.

To save you any more embarrassment, we've found the best new yoga mat that fits with some pretty green ethics.

There's a new Aussie-based sportswear label on the block. SLINKII is the brainchild of the gorgeous Pia Muehlenbeck. Having just finished her law degree, Pia decided that starting an ethical luxury athletic clothing company was going to be much more fun than corporate life – smart girl.

Pia's One With Nature yoga mats are made from all-natural rubber and jute, which is great for a number of reasons, but what we love best is that the mats are heat-combined, so there's no glue or chemicals used in their production. Growing jute to maturity only takes about four or five months, it doesn't need pesticides to grow well, and it's a rich soil conditioner to actually help improve soil quality.

These mats have a gorgeously earthy, yet distinctively stylish look and feel. During your savasana, you'll be transported away to a natural paradise with the gentle touch of the soft jute on this extra-long mat. And the rustic, antibacterial fibre gives a good, non-slip grip for even your most powerful vinyasas.

And as if that wasn't enough, for every $100 spent, SLINKII donate $2 to the World Wildlife Fund as well.

SLINKII are generously offering a 20% discount to our readers for all the yoga mats, sportswear, and accessories on their site until 31 October 2014 – just enter the code GREENLIFESTYLE when checking out at www.slinkii.com

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