Cork mats are naturally resistant to bacteria growth but you still need to clean them. And your suede yoga mat acts like a towel absorbing your sweat, this too needs regular cleaning. To clean your mat, we recommend hand washing with a damp cloth or sponge. Or spray a light mist of 1 cup water to 1tb white vinegar with 1 or 2 drops of lavender essential oil to relax your mind. Be careful not to add too much or it will make the mat slippery and could damage the surface.
Always allow your mat to dry thoroughly, by either laying flat or hanging indoors after each practice.
Before rolling up your mat shake off any dirt or dust from both sides of the mat as dirty particles on the bottom rubber side will roll onto the surface once it is rolled up.
Roll with the suede/cork surface on the outside.
You may get occasional loose threads on the edges, this is perfectly normal and you may choose to simply trim them.
We do not recommend putting your mat in the washing machine or dryer. The water submersion, agitation, and heat may lead to deterioration and melting of the mat. Avoid using chemical agents, softeners or bleach, including suede fabric cleaners, as they may cause colour fading and damage the texture of the suede material.
Avoid leaving in sun for prolonged periods as the exposure will cause the vibrant colours to fade.
Do not leave in a hot car or near a hot surface.