You know that feeling after you watch a documentary when you suddenly decide to make more eco-friendly choices – and get disappointed when you find that so-called ‘green’ products are much more expensive than you’re used to? More and more people want to be more environmentally-friendly, but aren’t willing or able to pay more for it.

Find Harmony, The Eco-Friendly Way

17-year-old Theo Robinson, founder of KaiJai sustainable yoga mats (kai means ‘ocean’ in Hawaiian or ‘recovery’ in Japanese, jai means ‘victory’ in Hindi), felt that the eco-friendly label on products had become a selling point rather than a commitment. He watched his yoga teacher mom buy branded clothes and yoga equipment, replacing them every few years, and realized that the exorbitant price tags on sports equipment were often associated more with brand-building than the actual quality of the products. So, the highschooler created KaiJai, mats made from sustainably sourced, FSC-certified materials, which are similar quality as branded yoga mats but at a more accessible price.

Launched in 2021 from their home in Discovery Bay, the mats are printed with a unique alignment pattern designed by his yogi mom and made with a natural rubber base and a cork or PU upper (PU is PVC’s more environmentally-friendly sibling, which doesn’t release toxins when it breaks down). The cork surface gets grippier without being sticky as you move and start to sweat, unlike traditional mats; as Theo puts it, PU is one of “the most grippy, eco-friendly material[s] you can get on a yoga mat.” KaiJai mats come in two sizes – 5mm and 3.5mm – for yogis who regularly bring their practice outside and want a lighter version.

See also
Hong Kong Ranks 3rd For Public Transportation And Has Most EVs Per 100,000 People In The World

Use the discount code THEHKHUB20 and get 20% off all purchases on Kaijai.store.

Enter The Giveaway

Enter our giveaway below with your email only to be one of the three winners to receive a KaiJai mat, valued at HK$480-HK$580, and complete more actions, to ear more entries! Prizes will be shipped in Hong Kong only.

All image credits: KaiJai

Share this article with your friends ~
4.3/5 - (6 votes)

Created by Hong Kong lovers for Hong Kong lovers, The HK HUB offers you a daily dose of stories, deals, and tips about this unique and amazing city. If you're looking for the best places to visit, to know more about the Hong Kong Culture, to find a cool restaurant or bar to chill with your friends, or an exciting thing to do over the weekend with your family, we've got you covered. The HK HUB opens the doors to Hong Kong.

Add comment