[7 November/ Stuff]

Fifth Breath has launched the first wool yoga mat. Co-Founders Dana McKenzie and Irina Arya have spent the past year working to retain the functionality expected by yoga followers. The Co-Founders are engineers, and a passion for wool and yoga prompted them to build Fifth Breath Ltd, a company aiming to provide naturally safe yoga mats. The mat is made from a blend of crossbred coarse wool for durability and merino fine wool for comfortable skin contact, ensuring abrasion and pilling resistance and durability. While the mats are from New Zealand wool, they are manufactured in Germany. Fifth Breath uses farmer-suppliers with the highest animal welfare standards in the industry.