Manduka have been inspired and guided by a responsibility to reduce global consumption by making better products that last longer. Their design approach is rooted in principles of conservancy and transparency, creating apparel while also making every effort to minimise environmental waste. They're constantly searching for innovative partners and updated technologies to further respect the land. Manduka understand the impossibility of leaving no environmental footprint but what they can commit to is 100% transparency, being clear about the decisions they make and most importantly, where they have room to improve.
In 1997, Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly designed black mat that revolutionised his yoga practice. Peter chose the name Manduka in homage to his teacher and mentor, Shandor Remete, whose core practice and teaching always included the ancient Hatha Yoga Pradipika pose, Mandukasana or Frog. In honour of the yoga masters who inspired him, he sought to share this amazing product with others. Maduka consistently strive to be better, stronger, kinder and more conscious of their actions and the global impact they may cause. Manduka is a company built by and for yoga teachers and their students.
Honouring nature as the highest form of technology, Manduka use raw fibres and recycled materials whenever possible. They choose fabrics that are kind on the earth, soft on the skin and designed for performance. Where possible their products are Bluesign Certified, thus reducing the amount of harmful chemicals in production. Carefully-selected materials are paired with thoughtful design for the tiniest environmental footprint possible. The result? High performance products with an even higher purpose - to keep the focus on your practice. Sustainability isn’t simply a story, it’s part of their DNA and part of their evolving practice.