hejhej’s Impact Report No. 2 – Ecological and Social Impact 2021

Promoting sustainability and creating impact is particularly close to our hearts at hejhej. All areas of the company are geared towards this. On our website, we have added the tab “sustainability” in 2021, where we summarise important points. You will learn more about the team, our most important communication topics, everything about packaging and shipping […] weiterlesen

A statement on workplaces for people with disabilities

********UPDATE from 26.11.21********We wrote our first statement on our cooperation with workplaces for people with disabilities on the 15th of March 2021. Recently there has been increased criticism, primarily of the workshops but also of companies/start-ups that work with the workplaces. We have hardly received any critical enquiries ourselves, but we have followed the debate […] weiterlesen

Buy a sustainable yoga mat online – donate a yoga mat to ONE TEAM – Buy one, donate one Vol. 2

Social sustainability is an important part of hejhej for us. With every hejhej-mat sold, we donate to the Earth Child Project in Cape Town. We want to continuously increase our impact on social sustainability. We have already donated some mats to our partner workshops here in Nuremberg. That went down so well and touched us […] weiterlesen

hejhej’s impact report No. 1: how much waste did we save? how many children did we support in South Africa? and how many trees did we plant?

A sustainability report is not only for big companies but also for small companies to transparently report about its sustainability actions. Yet, we mostly know impact reports from big corporations, who use this report to present itself as the most sustainable company, reporting about all the little things they do. In reality, most of them […] weiterlesen

The yoga philosophy & sustainability – An interpretation of the Yamas

Let’s look at the yoga philosophy from a sustainability perspective. Beginning this article we need to add a little side note about what we refer to as the yoga philosophy – because the yoga philosophy is a wide field. So we are referring to the Yoga sutra written by Patanjali. Patanjali was an Indian philosopher, […] weiterlesen

How does a sustainable production of a yoga mat work? A check list with 5 criteria.

Nowadays, quite a lot of companies claim to be sustainable. For example, one of the largest fast-fashion companies in the world recently promoted its sustainable products. So sadly, we can’t just trust companies anymore but we need to understand what it means to produce sustainable products. That’s why we want to explain to you how […] weiterlesen

Happy World Down Syndrome Day to all of you!

Today is the 21st of March and it’s World Down Syndrome Day. Today should be about thinking about each other, acting for the community and the individuals. World Down Syndrome Day now exists for 14 years. It was not coincidentally placed on the 21st of March. The number 21 symbolizes the characteristic of Down Syndrome […] weiterlesen

First closed-loop yoga mat – the hejhej-mat

Why are there so few sustainable companies and products? Why does a closed-loop yoga mat so far not exist? Those were exactly the questions that led us to the decision to make a difference and to develop the first closed-loop yoga mat. In this blog article, we want to explain what the term closed-loop means and why it’s the most sustainable way to produce and consume new products.

The ethical production of a yoga mat

The story of a hejhej-mat – an ethical production of yoga mats. We want to communicate really transparent about how our hejhej-mats are produced. We consciously decided to produce in Germany in order to act as socially and ethically as possible and in order to keep the transportation ways as short as possible.

Donate yoga mats – why we donate to the homeless

Who would really need a mat? Especially for homeless people blankets and mats are really helpful. We wanted to extend the product life cycle of some of our mats from the development phase and at the same time support a social initiative. That’s why we decided to donate the yoga mats to a institutions for homeless people. Homelessness is not a topic in our society, we want to give you tips of how to support and interact with homeless people.

A premium yoga mat – connecting mindfulness towards yourself the planet?

In theory mindfulness towards yourself and towards the planet work really well together. BUT: Why do we yogis then practice yoga on a harmful plastic mat? Our sustainable and premium yoga mats enable other yogis to consume mindfully. Mindful consumption questions whether you really need a product since most of the products people buy are not really necessary.

Social start-up – our cooperation with a workplaces for people with disabilities

hejhej-mats is not only about developing a yoga mat but also about becoming an environmentally friendly and social start-up. We wanted to work with a social organisation to sew the logos onto our sustainable yoga mats. That is why we cooperate with a workplace for people with disabilities. We would like to share our experiences with you and show you why this cooperation makes us so happy.

A good yoga mat in Germany – what does that mean

Consumerism is part of our daily life and is even growing and growing so that there is a real overconsumption happening on our planet. hejhej-mats is not running its business in order to drive consumerism even more but just because we want to offer a sustainable and good yoga mat in Germany. All of us should ask ourselves the question of “Do you really need this product?” before making a buying decision.

More than an eco-friendly yoga mat

We started hejhej-mats because we were disappointed with the current range of yoga mats on the market. We did not find a mat that could meet our sustainability expectations. So we started hejhej-mats and developed an eco-friendly yoga mat made from recycled materials that is also a closed-loop product. We don’t think we can call ourselves a sustainable start-up with an eco-friendly yoga mat alone – but that’s what we aspire to be! Sustainability is a fancy buzzword, but as some of you may already know, it means more…

A closed-loop yoga mat – it’s time for a sustainable yoga mat

Seeking to achieve a sustainable planet that allows future generations to live a lifestyle similar to ours right now, we need to rethink waste as a resource. The current linear “take-make-dispose” approach is reaching the physical limits of the planet. A circular economy, with closed-loop products, such as a closed-loop yoga mat, can be one solution.