- Product Care
Our two lines of RatMats, Pro and Classic, are manufactured in Taiwan, home to the best factories for manufacturing our types of mats. All our mats have been SGS tested and certified for nontoxicity and other relevant compliances.
Made of nontoxic 100% Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) material, our Pro mats are recyclable and photodegradable; they can become brittle if exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time, so please keep them out of direct sunlight. Printing ink used on all our mats is also nontoxic.
Our Pro mats are closed-cell in manufacture, so they won’t absorb moisture. They are 24” wide, 72” long, and 5mm thick
Made of nontoxic PVC foam, without the use of pthalates, heavy metals, or toxic plasticizers, our Classic mats are designed to last for the long haul. Printing ink used on all our mats is also nontoxic.
Classic mats are 24” wide, 72” long, and ¼” thick
Should you wish to clean your mat, please use a mild, non-oil based soap and a soft cloth. Hang to dry. Do not place your Pro mat in the washing machine or dryer.
These mats can be cleaned using a mild, non-oil based soap and a soft cloth. Hang to dry. Do not place your RatMat Classic mat in the washing machine or dryer. We recommend giving your Classic mat a wash before use to enhance grip.
All of our RatMats are nontoxic and manufactured with environmentally sensitive processes; however, because RatMat Classics are shrink wrapped immediately after production it’s possible that you may notice a slight odor when you unwrap your mat. If this is the case, simply unroll and let it hang in a dry, ventilated space until any scent dissipates. This is an issue that any mats made from a PVC base material may experience. Other mats of this type are known as Clean PVC, Non-P, or PER mats.
All RatTowels are manufactured in China, of durable 100% microfiber material (80% polyester/20% nylon). They’re able to absorb many times their weight in water, are fast drying and made to endure many trips through the washer and dryer.
RatTowels are machine washable and dryable. To prevent possible issues with color bleeding, YogaRat recommends washing RatTowels separately in cold water before use, and in cold water with like colors thereafter.
Available for women, RatFlip’s footbeds are made from nontoxic, eco-friendly TPE and EVA foam material. Their footstraps are constructed of durable compound rubber. Closed-cell in manufacture, the footbeds won’t absorb moisture from your feet or the environment.
RatTees and RatTanks
Our tee shirt and tank “blanks” are manufactured by Alternative Apparel, headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. Alternative Apparel is known for their high-quality, high-style blanks. These are fitted shirts, so if you’d prefer a looser fit order one size larger.
RatFlips can be cleaned with a mild soap solution and a soft cloth. Air dry.
RatTees and RatTanks
We recommend washing your shirt in cold water with like colors and tumble drying at low temperature.
Clean with mild soap-water solution. Don't leave in direct sunlight. Please use care when storing or packing your RatPadTM, as sustained pressure over small surface areas may leave impressions in the foam that do not affect performance. Treat your RatPadTM well and it will always be there when you need comfort most!
Our Yoga Blocks are manufactured in Taiwan, of 100% EVA material, which is durable and very lightweight. Closed-cell in construction, our blocks won’t absorb moisture, so they’ll be your constant practice companion for the long haul.
YogaRat’s Yoga Straps are made of heavy-duty 100% cotton with steel rings. They’re manufactured in Taiwan.
Clean your Yoga Block with a mild soap solution and a soft cloth. Air dry.
Our Yoga Straps machine washable. Hang/air dry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Orders and Shipping
Q: How can I view the status of my order?
A: As long as you didn't select "I would like to place my order without creating an account" when you checked out, you can go to the Service page and log in to view your Account History. This page lists all your orders. Click the date of the order whose status you wish to view.
Q: What does YogaRat charge for shipping?
A: All retail orders ship UPS Ground for free! Shipping costs for wholesale orders are indicated before you confirm your order.
Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes! YogaRat partners with International Checkout, so our products are available quickly and with reasonable shipping costs to anyone virtually anywhere in the world. If you’re an international customer, simply click the “international checkout” button in the shopping cart when you’re ready to check out. You’ll be taken to International Checkout’s checkout page to complete the transaction.
Q: Your RatMat Pro line is made of 100% TPE—what’s TPE?
A: TPE stands for Thermoplastic Elastomer. TPE is a man-made, eco-friendly material. It is nontoxic in manufacture, and is also recyclable and biodegradable.
Q: What does it mean that your mats are SGS certified?
A: SGS is a world-renowned independent testing and certification company that tests the quality, safety and performance of products against relevant health, safety and regulatory standards. All YogaRat mats are SGS tested and certified for eco-friendliness.
Q: Is the ink you use to print on your mats safe?
A: Yes, the printing ink used on all our mats is nontoxic.
Q: What are your RatMat Classic mats made out of?
A: Our RatMat Classic line is made from nontoxic PVC foam, without the use of toxic plasticizers. Most PVC mats are constructed with chemicals called pthalates that are toxic to the environment. PVC in its base form is fairly rigid; it is used to make plumbing pipes. The plasticizers, the chemicals used to make the PVC soft and pliable so it can be a yoga mat, are what can leech into the environment and cause damage. The plasticizers used for our mats are nontoxic. Please be aware that even nontoxic mats made of PVC may off-gas a bit when first unwrapped. This is normal and should subside very quickly.
Q: What’s the difference between your Yoga Towels and your Hot Yoga Towels?
A: Our Hot Yoga Towels are made from a thicker-weave fabric than our Yoga Towels, so they’re even more absorbent. Those who do yoga in the hot zone may appreciate this, as will anyone who prefers a thicker towel. Because our Hot Yoga Towel is made of thicker fabric, it’s about twice the volume of our Yoga Towel when rolled or folded.
Also, Hot Yoga towels measure 25” x 72” and Yoga Towels measure 24” x 72”
GeneralQ: Where are your goods manufactured?
A: Please see our Product Info/Care page for detailed manufacturing information. We take a lot of care to make sure our factories treat their workers well, and we make several trips a year to visit them. We know the management of all our factories personally, and consider them our friends as well as business partners.
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