Ekotex Yoga is a family-run, Edinburgh based company founded by Abbie Sweet. Simple, vibrant, organic and eco-friendly. The aim of each design is to support the Yogi - to create equipment of such quality that the Yogi is able to move through their practice with as little distraction as possible.
Who we are
I am Abbie Sweet, and I founded Ekotex Yoga when six months pregnant with my son.
I saw Ekotex Yoga as a way for me to continue doing what I love, while working flexibly with our child. I have this in common with many of our clients, who work as yoga teachers and studio owners around their children. Nothing felt more natural to me than working together as a family to build our life together.
Three weeks before Tom was born, Ekotex Yoga sprung into existence. I had spent over four years working in the ‘world of yoga’, two of which were spent working for a company that produced yoga equipment. I had enough insight to know what teachers and yogis wanted (and what I believed in!) A range of eco-friendly, high-quality equipment that was accessible to all.
As individuals, yoga practitioners are thoughtful consumers - that is part and parcel of our yoga practice. However, when you look at the bulk of the products on the market there are very few that are genuinely environmentally friendly. The few that are, use natural materials which are often expensive or have a short lifespan. This is why over the coming years our focus is product development and research. As we discover and work on new materials and designs, we do what we can while never compromising on quality or functionality. We use organic cotton. We use PER (poly-environmental-resin) over PVC. And I ask our manufacturers to stop wrapping our products in plastic, we use recyclable tapes, we reuse cardboard boxes and we print on recycled paper. We will get there!