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Who They Are

Where does our creativity go when we enter adulthood? Do we have to let go of childhood musings when we’re fully “grown-up”? What does being “grown-up” really mean? At the age of eighteen, Yara Kamal realized that her creative self had taken a backseat as she worked to conform to societal demands and outside pressures. Upon noticing the dramatic toll that this attitude had on her mental wellbeing and overall state of happiness, she went full-force into reframing her outlook on life and growing up. After finding balance within herself, Yara felt pulled to inspire and uplift others. She built Scoria World; a collection of thoughtfully sourced, sustainable yoga mats and accessories that serve as a daily reminder to reset and to return to our imaginative and creative younger selves. With Scoria, adults and children alike are encouraged to embrace a youthful mindset and engage in a playful, exuberant life!

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Why We Like Them

Scoria offers top-tier mats and accessories that allow one to practice mindfulness and engage in the recentering activity of their choice, whether that be a vigorous yoga flow or a calming meditation. The choice to employ sustainable materials like organic cotton, water-based adhesives, and responsibly sourced cork and natural rubber means that one can enjoy and benefit from these activities without a negative impact on the planet or others.

Scoria is also a very proud partner of Right to Play to support life skills and healthy living education for Indigenous youth in Canada. Each Scoria purchase supports Right to Play’s Promoting Life-Skills In Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program and brings us one step closer to a more equitable future! Learn more here! Before Scoria’s partnership with Right to Play, they partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere and donated over 150,000 meals to those in need — amazing!

  • Women Owned
    Women Owned
  • Sustainably Harvested Rubber
    Sustainably Harvested Rubber
  • Sustainably Harvested
    Sustainably Harvested
  • Vegan
  • Charitable
  • Low Impact Dyes
    Low Impact Dyes
  • Cork
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton

This brand is owned by a majority of women. This includes everything from a small one-woman shop to a larger company where more than 51% of women make up the ownership team.

Natural rubber is harvested by tapping the Havea tree and collecting the sap. Sustainably harvested rubber comes from forests that are carefully managed to avoid over-tapping, ensuring healthy rubber trees for the future. Some sustainable rubber tree management prohibits clear cutting to plant rubber plantations, and ensures the livelihoods of native peoples and local workers.

Some or all of the ingredients or materials used to produce this item have been sustainably harvested. Sustainable practices involve managing land in ways that prevent overharvesting, preserve the natural ecosystems and animal habitats, and ensure a sustainable harvest for the future.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.

Companies can adopt multiple practices to dye their textiles and products in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact dyes usually do not contain toxins such as heavy metals, plasticizers, fluorocarbons, and formaldehyde. Sustainable dyes can also be water or plant based, or use less water than conventional dyeing methods.

Cork is a renewable resource, as cork trees can be harvested without cutting down the tree. The bark is stripped from the cork tree once every 9-12 years, and the trees can live for 200-300 years when harvested properly. Natural cork is biodegradable, and can be recycled into anything from yoga blocks to flooring.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

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