MINIMAL WASTE | SUSTAINABLE | NATURAL | GIVES BACK
Limited Edition Listening To Country Cork Yoga Mat by Ricky Kildea.
ZONE by Lydia's limited edition Listening To Country Cork Yoga Mat has been designed by Australian Indigenous artist, Ricky Kildea to create a feeling of calmness, focus and connection. Made from sustainable cork and natural rubber with a beautiful representation of what it means to be "in the ZONE" from an Aboriginal context.
A natural, sustainable and practical yoga mat.
ZONE by Lydia's ZONE yoga mat is larger than your average yoga mat, measuring 183cm x 68cm x 3.5mm thickness and 3.2kg. It is made from sustainable cork and natural rubber with a beautiful centre line and guide marks to help you maintain alignment. You can also use the rubber side if you need an extra grippy surface.
PLUS their eco-conscious packaging is kind to the Earth and plastic free. Your yoga mat is wrapped in bio-degradable recycled kraft paper and packaged in a ship ready cardboard tube to keep unnecessary packaging to an absolute minimum.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The artwork centres around a connection to Country, deep-listening and the journey we take in experiencing a one-ness with nature and a deeper connection to mind, body, spirit. A connection to Country is a key element of Aboriginal culture and spirituality, and has contributed to Aboriginal people living sustainably for thousands of years on this land.
The colours of the middle and end circles represent ochre, and the interconnectedness with Country.
The larger centre circle is a place of focus and the "ZONE" in a cultural context. This is often referred to as deep-listening or walking quietly on Country.
The blue lines on the artwork represent a river and the flowing of positive energy. The river also symbolises our journey in life. There are times when the river flows effortlessly, but there are also times when the water needs to find a way through the rocks and around the resistance. The sounds of the river speak to us and guide us. As we listen to the river, we hear our ancestors and we feel the energy of the river.
The circle artwork designs in the river represent the lessons we learn on our journey and the important people in our lives who have guided us.
The artwork also reminds us to be mindful of our impact on Country. By living more connected to the environment, more connected to Country and more connected to culture, we create a greater awareness and deeper spiritual connection.
About The Brand
Created by Olympic champion Lydia Lassila, ZONE is a hub dedicated to the joy of physical movement and wellness. ZONE is inspired by nature - its beauty, its unique scents, its resilience and durability; and born from Lydia's experience as an elite athlete with a passion for yoga, wellness and sustainability.
Their evolving product range is designed to help people live better physically, mentally and emotionally whilst striving to protect our planet as best as they can by using sustainable materials of premium quality.
Whilst we may not always be in the ZONE, it is the state that we are striving for. Through ZONE, Lydia's mission is to help you live better through environmentally conscious products for yoga, your lifestyle, your comfort and your mental and physical health.
Shipping + Returns
Ships from: Australia.
Australian Shipping: Nash + Banks charges a Flat Rate of $10 per Order Australia-wide. Free Australian Shipping is available for orders over $150.
International Shipping: $20.
Delivery Time Frames: 3 - 8 business days within Australia (remote areas may take longer),
5 - 21 days to the rest of the world.
We are pretty confident that you'll love this product but if you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to process a refund for the items as long as we are notified within 14 days of you receiving the goods subject to the conditions set out in our Returns Policy - please read here.
ZONE by Lydia eco-conscious packaging is kind to the Earth and plastic-free. All of their products are packaged and sent in plastic-free packaging. Your yoga block is wrapped in bio-degradable recycled kraft paper to keep unnecessary packaging to an absolute minimum.
SUSTAINABLE + NATURAL
Cork products are recyclable and reusable making them sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The cork tree (or Quercus suber) is the only type of tree that can have its bark removed without damaging the tree.
The cork bark is harvested every 7 to 10 years and by harvesting the bark, it actually makes the cork grow back stronger and thicker so the tree is able to photosynthesise more carbon dioxide. Each year cork oak forests are estimated to retain around 14 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is a huge tick for the environment and is why cork is considered one of the most sustainable forestry production practices in the world.
Cork trees can also store a large amount of water in their root systems, which helps keep them hardy and prevent soil erosion where they are planted.
$10 from every mat sold will be donated to the Firesticks Alliance which is an organisation that focuses on the use of cultural burning to heal the land through fire and land management.