Top 10 Eco-Friendly Gifts

| Par Christine Moghadam

Top 10 Eco-Friendly Gifts

One thing that 2020 showed to all of us is that it is time to take care of ourselves, our loved ones and our planet too. So we selected 10 personalized and eco-friendly gifts that celebrate sustainability, community and wellbeing.

Together, we can make this season more meaningful! For every product sold, we donate a percentage to our youth mental health partners: The Youth Mental Health Project in the U.S.A. and the Desafio Jovem organization in Portugal. This is part of our Giving Back mission that runs throughout the year. 

There is one more thing to enhance: our products proudly wear the symbol Made in Portugal. Portugal produces half of the world’s supply of cork, carefully regulating the industry and respective jobs and fair wages. We only partner with small family-owned cork farms and factories. 

About cork itself, it is one of the most beautiful gifts that Mother Nature gives us. Did you know that the harvesting process helps to regenerate the tree, which can live up to 200 years? So, if you are wondering about greener alternatives for your gifts, choose cork! You can also reduce the carbon footprint of your purchase during checkout. 

Now, ready to choose some sustainable, handmade and memorable gifts?

For Emma, the Environmentalist

Life on the go with your yoga mat in tow. Tap to shop our favorite traveling duo.

Posted by Corc Yoga on Friday, August 30, 2019

 

Being an environmentalist or offering eco-friendly gifts can be a challenge, but a positive one of course! It is necessary to check what the product is made of, what type of package  is used, where and how it was produced, and if it is highly durable… But we have a way to simplify it: every product that we sell checks all those boxes! But we do have a favorite one, meant for all the outdoor lovers.

This Yoga Traveler Kit comes with a Transfer Cork Backpack, a Renew Cork yoga Mat and a Cork Clutch and you can choose the color of these 3 items! Offer the chance to be eager and ready for the next adventure, independently of when it will start.

For Rachel, the Yoga Beginner

What are some of the benefits of using a cork yoga mat? - 🌿 They are naturally antimicrobial & hyper-allergenic thanks...

Posted by Corc Yoga on Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Practicing yoga requires concentration, determination and a
Yoga Essential Kit that comes with everything you need to start your new routine: 1 Renew mat (you can choose the color), 2 Balance Cork blocks (regular size), 1 Wanderlust Yoga Mat Sling and 1 Mat&Me Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray. Ready to try your first yoga pose?

For Peter, the Experienced Yogi

Back to nature 🌿. Being outside can intensify the yoga experience in many ways— allowing one to focus on awareness, breathing deeply & practicing stillness. #CorcYoga

Posted by Corc Yoga on Wednesday, August 14, 2019


If you have a yoga enthusiast in your life, a good
yoga mat is the most important thing for everyday use. Our mats are made of cotton and cork, which is naturally impermeable, resistant to moisture and the grip actually increases as you sweat, making it suitable for all types of yoga. 

Once you step on the mat, you can even travel to Portugal, as our mats are named after 8 Portuguese places that inspired us to create our brand. But there is one more important detail: you can personalize the mat and write your friend’s name!

And to keep the mat rolled and ready, check the Wanderlust Natural Mat Sling too.

For Andreas, the Yoga Teacher

During these hectic & socially distant times, we encourage you now more than ever to find an online yoga class, dive...

Posted by Corc Yoga on Monday, March 16, 2020


The above-described mats are our best sellers so they can be a good option for a yoga teacher too! But if they already have one, then we recommend the
Mat & Me Yoga Mat Spray, with aromas of essential oils and colloidal silver to better clean their everyday mat. This spray is cruelty-free, no GMO, gluten-free, vegan and certified USDA Organic. 

We also have Yoga Blocks of 2 different sizes to help them strike their best yoga pose and you can personalize them too. Hmm, still not found the perfect eco-friendly gifts for yoga lovers? Check the next 2 items of this list.

For Agatha, the Experience Seeker


Think about all your friends and relatives who are always looking for new experiences or for opportunities to disconnect and to appreciate what really matters. Now, you can cross them from your gift list because we will show you the ideal one for them!

From June 27 to July 3, we will host The Renewal Retreat, a cultural and wellness retreat to rebuild, reconnect and restore all your energies. One week meant to practice yoga with world-renowned instructors, discover new meditation techniques and, of course, enjoy local food and the regional culture of Alentejo, in Portugal. 

There will be time to meet each other and to be part of a community that will continue to grow, even after the retreat. Don’t miss the Early Bird discount. To activate your 10% discount code on checkout, enter Promo Code: THERENEWAL until December 31 and join the person to whom you are giving this gift too. We are looking forward to meeting you both! 

For Thomas, the Backpacker

New Product Alert! 🌿 Made from 100% natural cork, our new COMMUTE BACKPACK makes daily travel simple and sustainable....

Posted by Corc Yoga on Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Are you looking for a way to make practicing yoga more simple? Our Transfer Backpacks are a hybrid between a normal backpack and a yoga mat carrier, due to the two adjustable shoulder straps and two elastic bands that carry your mat securely. 

But if you would like to offer a cork backpack without the elastics bands for the yoga mat, we also have the Commute Cork Backpacks. These are modern and eco-friendly gifts with a divider for the laptop, two internal pockets and an external zipper pocket. They are trendy and versatile, right?

For Mia, the Fashionable Friend

A classic white tote for all your classic essentials. Heading to the beach? Running errands? Off to yoga? We’ve got the perfect companion to make it eco-chic. 〰️🌿🤍

Posted by Corc Yoga on Thursday, August 6, 2020


We have a
Classic White Tote Bag, 3 beautiful Clutches and 2 other original Cork Bags dedicated for your stylish friend. They are lightweight, highly durable, flexible and eco-friendly gifts. Are we forgetting about something? Oh yes, they will offer style, a lot of style!

For Olivia, the Working Mom

Posted by Corc Yoga on Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Do you know someone that is a master in getting things done and still managing to find the time to help everyone around them? They do deserve some relaxing coffee breaks during the day or even a strong tea or a glass of wine in the evening, don’t you think?

Our Cork Coasters come with an inspirational quote to lift up the mood and they are water and stain-resistant, perfect to elevate the coffee table in a house filled with purely energetic children.

For Coco, the Dog

SAY HELLO TO THE DOWN DOG MAT 🦮✨ - Made of 100% natural cork, the Down Dog Mat is water-resistant & easy to clean after your furry friend eats 🤗 - Now available on corcyoga.com! #nationalpetday

Posted by Corc Yoga on Saturday, April 11, 2020


What about making your furry friends very very happy? The main advantage of our
Pet Mats is that they are easy to clean. Due to the natural composition of cork, they are antimicrobial, water-resistant, 100% chemical-free and do not contain heavy metals or harsh hormone-disruption materials such as PVC or latex. 

Best of all, you can choose the color to customize and add the pet’s name!

For Cara, the Slow Living Practitioner

Meet #CorcYoga Ambassador, Mother, Wife & Reiki Master Kelsey Delane Yoga. Discovering yoga when she was 17 helped her...

Posted by Corc Yoga on Monday, May 6, 2019


For some people, the best thing to have is quality over quantity and the chance to live in an organic, low-impact, and fulfilled way. For them, you can offer them a 6-month or 12-month subscription to rent one of the sustainable and highly durable Corc Yoga mats. 

As this Rent a Mat Program is part of our commitment to creating a sustainable and conscious eco-community, we have one more detail that we hope to receive an “oh that is so cool” from your side.

Once your friends receive it, they may find some written notes written on the mat from the previous users and they may leave their own mark as well, to inspire the next yoga aspiring person with their story. Also, if your friends are thinking about practicing yoga but are still not very convinced, they can use the mat and then they can renew the subscription or return it.

Whether you are looking for a specific friend or even for yourself, we often host live events and establish great partnerships with worldwide institutions. So we invite you to follow us on social media and to subscribe to our newsletter on our website.

Join us in celebrating each day as a gift itself and an opportunity to take good care of our mind, body, soul and planet Earth.

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