Products – TBC
YOGA PRODUCTS – FAIRTRADE GIFTS FOR SALE
These products are designed and manufactured by the Yoga Malai women’s co-operative in South India who are committed to fair trade principles and provide living wages for the yoga malai staff who hand craft the products. There is no factory and no boss paying them poor rates in bad working conditions and taking all the profit.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair trade means giving producers a decent price for their work, ensuring that working conditions are safe, with adequate heat, ventilation, etc. avoiding the exploitation of children, women and other oppressed groups and trying to ensure that trade benefits the community as well as the individual. By buying fairtrade products, you are participating in this process.
YOGA MATS – £22 (colours:- burgandy, slate blue, purple, forest green)
6mm thick mats, almost twice the thickness of a standard yoga mat. They are free of lead, AZO and have passed SGS tests for Heavy Metal EN71&ASTM F963.
They are made from High quality closed-cell PVC vinyl foam. Sticky, non-slip foam surface on both sides provides traction for better grip and balance.
• Designed and tested for optimum comfort and durability
• Lightweight construction and Durable
• Firm and Non-Slip surface
• Best cushioning and durability
• Machine Washable
• Use in any type of yoga
(Once the packaging has been removed, it is not possible to exchange or refund this product)
YOGA MATS – £20 (colours:-saffron orange, purple, hot pink, burgandy, dark blue, aqua turquoise)
Unlike cheap ‘supermarket’ or ‘value’ mats, these sticky yoga mats will wear in to develop excellent grip to counter-act sliding, and provide soft cushioning to keep knees and bottoms comfy.
Size : Standard full length – 183 x 61cm, 4 mm thick / 6′ x 2′, approx 1.57″
Weight : 1.2 kg
Made from : A high grade of PVC, which is AZO-tested, DOP and latex free.
Suitable for : All styles of yoga
Country of origin : Taiwan
Mat care instructions -All types of new yoga mats take time to ‘wear in’. The more you use your mat, the more non-slip it becomes. The best way to wear in your mat is to do lots of yoga practice! You can also place the mat somewhere you will walk over it, in bare feet. Your mat is machine washable: Use a little mild detergent and a cool wash cycle (eg 30 degrees c). Don’t use the spin cycle. Allow lots of time to air dry and avoid using a tumble drier or radiator and do not fold or use your mat until it is completely dry. You can roll your mat up with a towel and squeeze excess water out to speed up the drying process. You can also use a damp cloth to wipe your mat clean instead of machine washing it.
STANDARD WATER RESISTANT YOGA MAT BAGS – £15.00
Beautiful quality water-resistant fabric and inside fully lined with zipped pocket, adjustable strap. Newly Designed and stitched by .yogamalai., a group of creative women in South India, these bags support families using fair trade principles. Ideal for standard yoga mats( include Eco friendly mats).Suitable for 60/67cm yoga mats
YOGA BLOCK – £6.00 (colours:- orange, red, green, blue, purple)
Strong but lightweight yoga blocks – an aid for sitting, modifying postures and support.
YOGA BLOCK COVER – £5.00 (colours:-orange, dark blue, purple, burgandy, hot pink)
Give your yoga blocks a new lease of life with these beautiful 100% cotton covers with Velcro fastening – cover standard chip foam and standard buddy blocks.
YOGA BELT – £5.00 (colours:- blue, orange, burgandy, aqua turquoise, pink)
These belts are used to help you to stretch safely into postures, and to hold legs and shoulders inplace.
RELAXATION GIFT PACK (with essential oil in gift bag) – £20
Do you know anyone who is stressed out? Lie or sit down, put on the CD, choose your favourite scent to dab onto a pressure point or on a oil burner and drift into deep relaxation. Great gift for anyone who is stressed out! In a beautiful decorative gift bag to keep everything you need in one place.
1. Breathing & relaxation CD.
2. ORGANIC flaxseed eyepillow.
3. Pure essential oil – try rubbing some on your feet, wrists, or dab on your neck – not too close to your eyes!
ELEPHANT BORDER HANDBAG – £15
The sweetest lightweight handbag with hidden zipped pocket. Green and red elephant border with green water-resistant fabric to keep your things dry. You can turn the bag inside out completely to plain green with zip. Made by yogamalai with love, care and flair. 40x31cm with padded handles. Good size for carrying a yoga block, files and notebooks.
EYE PILLOWS – £8.00 (cotton cover colours:-saffron orange, hot pink, light pink, burgandy, dark blue, red, sky blue)
Eyepillows with removable 100% cotton covers. Filled with Lavender and flaxseed to rest your eyes. You can use them for relaxation during yoga sessions to block out light, put a little pressure onto the front of the eyes in turn sending messages to the brain to relax body and mind. You can use fresh from the fridge to rest tired eyes and reduce puffiness or warm from the radiator to get that melting feeling!
You can add an extra eyepillow in lots of vibrant colours to 9cm
FREEDOM INCENSE STICKS – £1.00
The incense makers in Bangalore, India have put their hearts and souls into developing the best possible incense.
FREEDOM INCENSE STICK HOLDERS – £3.50
Each one is hand carved from Indian soapstone giving them all their own unique charm. Designed to match the Freedom Incense. Couple them together to make that perfect gift.
20p from the sale of this Incense Holders and 10p from Incense Sticks goes to the AW Freedom Fund. The objective is to teach English language to low income Indian workers to enhance their career prospects.
The idea is to give a little from each item sold directly back to the workers who make that product in India. For example 10p from the sale of a packet of Incense sold in London can go directly to incense packers in Bangalore. To see how even 10p makes a meaningful difference to low paid manual workers and offers a real hope of freedom
“Serenity” contains an Indian Rose fragrance. Nothing is more calming than spending a dreamy hour in the confines of a peaceful rose garden. I hope that burning this incense will help you find a little calm and serenity
The use of Sandalwood and Jasmine incense dates back to the time of Cleopatra and is present in many ancient cultures. This fragrance has been designed to
bring a sense of forward looking and optimism. Therefore it is called Hope.
Take the favourite fragrance of hippies – Patchouli and add a passionate Peach fragrance to create a modern lively aromatic blend. That’s why this is called Spirited.
Mirrored Organza Gift Bags – £1.00 each
38 x 8 cm. Stylish organza bags decorated with mirrors for storing those incense, potpourri and much more.
Jute gift bags £2.50
Jute Mini Display £1.50
Gift Bags Green
Simple but strong Jute shopping bags 30x30cm £3.00
Green Edge. They have very nice padded handles, colour trim and the JuteNotPlastic.com tags.
ORGANZA BAGS £1.50
(emerald green and gold with lavender)
Size: 350 x 150mm (13.8 x 6 inches)
STONE CHAKRA SET £8.00
Gemstones are a part of many ancient cultures often considered to be a talisman or symbol of good luck or fortune. Different gems make different mystical claims. For thousands of years they have been made into rings, bracelets, amulets, brooches & pendants. There is a theory that gemstones carry vibrational rates. By placing gemstones within the aura – your aura’s vibrations also change.
HANDMADE & FAIRTRADE JEWELLERY (Below is just a selection!)
Beautiful elasticated silver bracelet with glass beads and silver charms – £15
- Made with beautiful bright Mille Fleur (1000 petals) glass beads £15
- Made with River Jasper gemstones – £13.00
- Made with Black Banded Agate gemstones – £13.00
- Made with Rousillion Agate gemstones – £18.00
Handmade Greetings Cards – small £1.50 large £2.00