Jade is committed to making the world’s best performing, most environmentally friendly yoga products and giving back to the earth with every product sold.
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.
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.
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.