Green Reviews: My Cork Bath Mat from Gaiam.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 27, 2009
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Come summer, I rarely towel dry. I get out of shower, dripping, soaking everything up as I walk outside to my hot sunny balcony, do my Kasung-inspired calisthenics and a sun salute and downdog, and within a moment or two I’m dry.

Still, my bathroom is left looking like the sink broke. Puddles everywhere, including all over my new cork (a sustainable resource) bath mat from Gaiam.

eco green bath mat gaiam bathmat

After a month of such rough, bacteria-loving treatment, I can give it two thumbs up. You never have to hang it to dry, the floor beneath can breathe within an hour or two, and the mat hasn’t curled or anything.

It also looks cool, modern, and the texture feels great on my tired feet. The small size is particularly affordable, and both involve a minimum of manufacturing and are completely natural, non-toxic, non-off gassing.

Two green thumbs up—this mat is a great choice for eco-minded families everywhere.

Get it here.

Replace a bacteria-breeding bath mat with this all-natural cork alternative. The naturally antifungal Cork Bath Mat dries quickly because it won’t hold moisture. Soft, nonslip surface. Sustainably harvested; manufacturer is a certified member of the Forest Stewardship Council. Choose small (23¼”L x 17½”W x ½”D) or new larger size (35½”L x 23¾”W x ½”D). Portugal.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Green Reviews: My Cork Bath Mat from Gaiam.”

  1. That looks great. I'll have to try one out.