It took me six years to find a solution….

Hi guys!!

Have you seen the new yoga mats available on PopFlex?!? They are SO cute and I’m so glad to finally be able to offer the best mats I can!!

It took me several years to finally get my yoga mats exactly where I needed them to be. I’m proud of these vegan suede mats, and that’s why they are consistently my #1 seller! But, it wasn’t easy. Let’s take a trip down yoga mat memory lane:

2012-2014: When I first started designing mats, we’d silk screen 1-color motivational sayings on basic neoprene mats like “Sore today, Strong Tomorrow” and “Train Insane or Remain The Same”! These were great! Except I wanted them to have more cushion for joint support and I needed them to be more colorful.

2015-2017: We began designing unique prints for our fit planners and our clothes, so I wanted to find a way to transfer that print to a neoprene mat. It was difficult, but we found a way! We introduced our “Couture Mats” which were very thick and luxurious with all sorts of colorful prints! These were lovely! But the extra thickness made them heavy, and after introducing @piit28official, we discovered that mountain climbers with shoes were slowly making the colors fade. Plus the neoprene proved to be hard for those who sweated a lot. Slippery hands were an issue.

2018-2019: After years of development and testing, we finally made it to our current “Vegan Suede Yoga Mat”. I LOVE THIS MAT. It is everything I want it to be and it is the only mat I use when I work out. Can I brag about it for a sec!?? Cuz imma brag about it for a sec!

☑️ You don’t slip. In fact, the sweatier you get, the better your hands will grip to the mat. Yup. Hello vegan suede!
☑️ It’s lightweight, but still super thick and cushiony! Only about 2 lbs…not 10 lbs like those other mats!
☑️ The color does not fade! Do as many mountain climbers as you want, the color stays right there exactly as the day you bought it.

As you can see, the first time you try something, even if you’re trying your best, it won’t be perfect. Maybe it’s perfect for the moment, but you’ve got to keep evolving, experimenting and MOST IMPORTANTLY, using your failures as a lesson! I’m so proud of these @popflex_active vegan suede mats, and I’m happy to introduce some new designs into the family! Which do you like better? “Take a Dip” 💦 or “Rainbow Cream” 🌈?


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  1. Jeni says:

    What is the recommended cleaning method?

    1. blogilates says:

      Hey Jeni!

      2 Ways to Clean Your Mat:

      1. Use a gentle, bleach-free household disinfectant wipe to wipe down your mat after each use to kill germs and bacteria. Allow your mat to air dry before rolling it back up.
      2. Create an aromatic DIY mat cleaning spray by grabbing a small 2-4 oz spray bottle and filling it 3/4 of the way with water and 1/4 of the way with white vinegar. Then add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil and 1 drop of lavender essential oil. Mix, then spray it on your mat, and wipe down with a towel! Let your mat air dry before rolling it back up.

  2. Malin Rosén says:

    Do you have Popster stickers? That would be so nice to show everybody on my waterbottle or calander 🙂

  3. Your designs are beautiful! nO wonder you’ve a talent for fashion. 🙂

  4. Lanabear says:

    OMG I’ve been saving for the Diamond Sky but that Rainbow Cream is soooo pretty!

    What is Vegan Suede actually made of? Popflex says they are “eco-friendly and PVC-free” but what does that mean? It would be really nice to see that sustainability and environmental issues are front of mind during your design process!

  5. RebeccaRose says:

    How do I convince myself that I need two more yoga mats? As well as the Dusty Blossom mat. They are so gorgeous!

  6. Mikasa Ackerman says:

    They are do beautiful. Just like you Cassey. You are such an inspiration.❤

  7. phoebekliman says:

    ugh, I’m too tall to use those mats but they’re soooo pretty!!

  8. Yukiko says:

    I need the rainbow cream like now 😍

  9. Tina Flint says:

    Love the colors on both