When I first came across Bloom Yoga Bags my first thought was wait, made out of teabags? This I have to see for myself. Once I had my own BlooM Ragbag yoga bag in my hands, I immediately felt how strong the material was. But I wanted to test it to see if it lived up to its expectations.
I started using the bag with me to different yoga practices, sometimes I walked around with it during rain, but the material is incredibly water-resistant so I did not have to worry about water soaking through and ruining my yoga mat.
I already thought the look of it was pretty cool, you won’t come across this natural design anywhere. I felt like I wanted to know more about the company and the brand so I read a little about them on their homepage and this is what I found out.
Turns out, Bloom Yoga Mats are made out of recycled materials and only natural fibers by local initiatives for a great cause – to help communities in developing areas in India. Not only is the yoga bag good for the environment but it also benefits the local workers. I love products that help people living in poorer neighborhoods, especially when their work benefits them. It’s a win win and it strengthens the morale in these parts of the world.
How the bag is actually made is even more incredible. Tamil Nadu is a province in the South of India and this is where the yoga bags are being produced. Bloom Yoga collaborates with an organisation called Raghu, in which ”ragpickers” collect big teabags from different restaurants, hotels and tea factories and bring them to a collaborating rooftop factory, from there these teabags are recycled into bags and accessories. One of those bags is the BlooM Ragbag yoga bag which I’m happy to have a copy of. These bags tick every box, and they’re also incredibly comfortable.
Have read about them on their website www.bloomyogabags.com.