About Kurma

Our sustainable future starts with design

Every part of our process – from the first design ideas to sales – is as sustainable as possible. We believe that we all need to work together to ensure a good future for our children and grandchildren.
Some of our sustainable ideas include:

  • Form follows function. Every Kurma product fills a need which inspired its design and makes our products superior.
  • Multifunctional products are the way forward.
  • High-quality products show our respect for our customers.
  • Every product decision we make has to go through a sustainability check, we will only manufacture a product if our standards are met.
  • Increased durability is better for the environment: less manufacturing means less consumption of material and energy, less waste and more time for other things that we find important or enjoyable.
  • Our cut & sew products are designed to be repairable to prolong their lifespan.
  • We encourage second life application and industrial recycling.
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When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem.
But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller, American architect, designer, inventor and futurist (1895-1983).

Our manufacturing philosophy

We pride ourselves on offering the best mats and props at a fair price, all produced in fair conditions using non-toxic components. We have honoured this commitment since 1988, and we will continue to do this in the future.

For example, our German-produced yoga mats are made from medical-grade PVC compounds in a zero-waste, zero-emissions process according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Tested for more than 300 harmful substances, all of our PVC yoga mats are free from phthalates, AZO, DOP and latex.
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More than 90% of our products are manufactured in the EU, with all of our mats manufactured in Germany. As a conscientious company, the idea of shifting production to low-wage countries for the sake of profit will never be an option for us.