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About Us

Kaiora Downs Mats is a business started by the Schwass family; passionate about wool & sustainability. Sheep and beef farmers looking for a better use of our wool , we decided this is how we wanted to share it with the world.

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Kaiora Downs Mats

Born in the foothills of the Hurunui hill-country, these yoga mats were designed to bring the outdoors and the inner self together.​


Created with an ethos of minimal impact, we have simply washed, dyed & felted 100% NZ wool, almost as untouched as nature intended it to be.


The sheep are raised & shorn on Kaiora Downs. The wool is all proudly scoured (washed), felted and dyed within the Canterbury region before returning home for its final stages of production.


The yoga mats are currently designed for a low – medium impact exercise session. We have affixed a natural latex to the back of the mat to help prevent slipping.

Our vision for this   product is cyclical.

When your mat has reached the end of its life it can be up-cycled to be used as pet-bedding, or weed mats and eventually composted back into the earth.

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A bit about our wool...

Grown in the Hurunui   |   Scoured in Timaru  |  Dyed & felted in Christchurch 
32-micron wool from cross-bred sheep

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