What is 6P Free?


Every single one of our Yatay Cork Yoga Mats are Latex and 6P Free. 6P refers to a type of toxic chemical called Phthalates (a group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl).
These chemicals are hazardous to your health and many yoga mats and equipment contain them.

Research has shown that Phthalates, found most commonly in PVC yoga mats, can damage your liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system and even contribute to the development of cancer. Not something you’d expect to find when practising the physically and spiritually enriching art of Yoga!

There are in fact 16 Phthalates – none of which are included in our yoga mats or yoga straps. 

However, of the 16, just six have been extensively researched. These have accounted for the vast amount of news on the effects of phthalates such as links to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neuro-developmental issues, behavioural issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.

At Yatay Yoga, our primary objective is to create the best user experience for you. That’s why we extensively tested our cork yoga mats and organic straps before deciding on our final pieces. These are the most comfortable, usable cork yoga mats and because they’re 6P free, you know they’re good for your body too.

Have a look at our Cork Yoga Mat range here.

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