American-Made Yoga Products

This entry was posted on Jul 5, 2018 by Charlotte Bell.

Made in USA Products

In recent years, there’s been a whole lot of discussion about “buying American.” Truth be told, it’s not as easy as it once was. In the mid-20th century, manufacturing led the U.S. economy. More recently, companies have chosen to cut labor costs and move their facilities elsewhere.

Manufacturing products in the U.S. not only provides American jobs: it’s also more sustainable for our environment. Foreign-made products have to travel a long way to get to their final destinations. That travel starts with huge cargo ships that run on the cheapest diesel fuel available. These goods are then loaded onto heavy-polluting trucks and trains. All this adds up to a pretty major carbon footprint.

Where Do Your Yoga Props Come From?

The yoga industry is not a lot different from the rest of the manufacturing sector in this respect. Many of the yoga products we use every day are made halfway around the world. In many cases, this is necessary. For example, there are certain yoga products—especially those made with rubber and cork—that are much more easily manufactured in places that are close to where the raw materials are harvested. There are other products too, including some types of yoga mats, that are just not available here in the U.S.

But there are plenty of yoga props that can easily be made right here. At Hugger Mugger, we employ a full-time staff of dedicated manufacturing professionals who form the linchpin of our high-quality products. Making these products here, at our Salt Lake City-based facility, gives us the ability to ensure quality through every step of the process. In addition, we partner with U.S. companies that specialize in products we don’t make here on site.

American-Made Yoga Products

Here’s a list of products we make here at Hugger Mugger:

Here are a few more American-made yoga products manufactured by our partners:

For a full list of our USA-made products visit this link.

About Charlotte Bell
Charlotte Bell discovered yoga in 1982 and began teaching in 1986. Charlotte is the author of Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice and Yoga for Meditators, both published by Rodmell Press. Her third book is titled Hip-Healthy Asana: The Yoga Practitioner’s Guide to Protecting the Hips and Avoiding SI Joint Pain (Shambhala Publications). She writes a monthly column for CATALYST Magazine and serves as editor for Yoga U Online. Charlotte is a founding board member for GreenTREE Yoga, a non-profit that brings yoga to underserved populations. A lifelong musician, Charlotte plays oboe and English horn in the Salt Lake Symphony and folk sextet Red Rock Rondo, whose DVD won two Emmy awards in 2010.