Why call our eco bolsters and blankets "eco"?
A lot of claims are made about the environmental credentials of products. At iYogaprops we attempt to source products with the smallest environmental footprint. We do not regard "organic" cotton as a particularly environmental product.
While the manufacture of organic cotton uses less poison it still requires huge amounts of water, up to 20 tonnes per kg of cotton produced. This is a big problem in a country like India where the water table in cotton growing areas is falling rapidly requiring ever increasing amounts of energy to pump it up for irrigation.
Our preference is to look for recycled products like our Eco Bolsters stuffed with fibre made from recycled PET drink bottles or our Eco Blanket made from cotton recovered from cotton manufacturing waste.
That's why we label these products "eco".