"I was seated in the back of a packed yoga class while on vacation in Bali. Looking around, all I saw was a sea of unoriginal, mass-produced, solid coloured mats. My thinking was, there must be a way to create a highly functional product that was also aesthetically beautiful, and so the journey began.”
-Chad Turner, Designer/Founder Yoga Design Lab
Blending fashion-forward design elements with innovative functionality and bio-renewable consciousness is key to the Yoga Design Lab approach. Like Psylo’s clothing and accessories, this yoga range is inspired by and designed in Bali. Back in 2014, Canadian surfer/yogi, Chad Turner sold all of his belongings and decided to move to Bali, to develop a range of super colourful, luxury yoga mats made from recycled plastic bottles.
Described by Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue as 'stunning works of art,’ the young brand has been shaking up the industry with visually stunning yoga products, blending eco-friendly technology and fashion-forward design. From their hot yoga mats, yoga blocks and yoga wheel, comprised of biodegradable natural tree rubber, to the water based inks used in their printed designs - we can all make a difference with the products we buy.
"Living in Bali has provided such an incredible backdrop to live/work surrounded by locals and a diverse International community of digital nomads, entrepreneurs, yogis, healers, and travellers all drawn by the undeniable magnetism of this island."
- Chad Turner
Here at Psylo, promoting healthier lifestyles and sustainable practices has always been at the core of our values. Which is why we've teamed-up with the wonderful Yoga Design Lab during 2020. To bring you the best yoga gear - designed to love your practice and the Earth.
During this collabortion period, you could find at our shop yoga equipment such as yoga mats, cork yoga blocks and yoga wheels. Both the wheels and block were designed to assist your alignment, adjustments, flexibility and balance in those more challenging yoga poses. Overall, helping you achieve better posture and deeper practice. These are great for yoga beginners, or anyone looking to support their practice and take it to the next level!
If you’re not practicing yoga yet, the amazing cork mat - might be the one to tempt you! Made from 100% natural cork and rubber - providing superior grip and strength, so you can confidently move into those challenging poses. This high-quality yoga studio mat is also beautiful, decorated with a Mandala design.
"The mission was to create beautiful, highly-functional products with the smallest ecological footprint possible. Countless yoga mats end up in landfills because they’re made from non-recyclable, hazardous materials. We wanted to help change that."
- Chad Turner
And for all you traveling yogis - the essential travel mat. This super lightweight mat/towel is only 1mm thick, so it’s easy to fold and carry around. This mat is luxurious and absorbent, made with a sueded microfibre (made of recycled plastic bottles!), bonded to a natural tree rubber base. This combination will give you the sweaty grip of a towel and the cushion of a yoga mat. You can use on it’s own, or bring it to class to cover over those oh-not-so-clean studio mats. It also weighs less than a kilo, and is available in a variety of colours to fit your style. The ultimate on-the-go yogi companion.
“While our overall goal is to limit plastics usage, at least we can start repurposing what’s already out there and keep it from our oceans.”
- Chad Turner
So whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, discover here the yoga gear made to inspire, support or deepen your practice, while being kind to the environment. Enjoy!