Favorite New Green Company at the wonderful Natural Products Expo West.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 23, 2010
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"natural products expo west" nail bed yoga

Acupressure/Yoga Nail Bed, anyone?

Pranamat Eco by Advaita; as seen at Natural Products Expo West.

Natural Products Expo West, in Anaheim, California, is amazing. Huge. Inspiring. Occasionally confounding.

Lots of great green companies, small green companies, a few pretenders…and lots of brand-new-to-Planet Earth companies. This one was one of my faves—because every little detail was 1) elegant and 2) truly green. The cloth was organic. The plastic was recycled, and affixed without the use of (toxic) glues. The filling was latex, unlike a competitor (see the photo of foam interior of another company’s product).

These people are stylish, caring, they walk their talk. Our kind of company.


Their less eco-responsible competition:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & 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. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Favorite New Green Company at the wonderful Natural Products Expo West.”

  1. helen says:

    great music

  2. via http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal

    Katy Schiel Downey
    You might want to mention that the Pranamat comes in some cool colors too. 🙂 I've been wondering about these mats for a while. Have you tried one?

    Lauren Worsh
    I've tried it. LOVE it. It hurts a bit, but you feel so tingly afterward.

    Lauren Worsh
    Correction, I've tried Shaktimat, not Prana Mat. I like that Prana Mat is green, but did they steal the idea?

    No, apparently the whole nail bed thing is huge in Europe, where many brands have been competing for years. So popular, apparently they sell these kind of mats in truck stops, 7-11 kinda places. They're all just making their way over to US. I have a Shakti, love it.

  3. The Yantra Mat is also a spike mat, with 8,800 acupressure points!! They're on sale till April 17th – so check them out at YantraWay.com!

  4. […] reviews on acupressure mats and “Expo West 2010″, also written by Lewis (READ HERE). Back then, it was the journal’s “Favorite New Green […]

  5. Osteomat says:

    The Osteomat is the most convenient acupressure mat. It is also CE marked, meaning it is safe and effective. Check it out at osteomat.com