I’m no yogi. In fact I don’t necessarily even practice yoga or even know much about it. However, when it comes to groovy accessories, especially bags – I’m pretty hot on the fashion scene!
While adventuring in Bali, I was scoping out the local market when a distinctly unique pattern caught my eye. Though it was a super-cute bag, it was super-oddly shaped.
I had no idea what it was for, so feeling slightly on the stupid side, I inquired within. I felt even more stupid when the reply I received was simply:
“Yoga mat bag, want to buy?”
Rather than hanging my head down and sulking away in embarrassment, I simply stood there, trying to figure out what in the world I could use a yoga mat bag for. Because I certainly don’t own a mat to put inside of it.
I was seriously determined to find an excuse to buy it.
I considered how it would make a great fashion piece, coming up with a number of better and worse ideas. A beach bag, a travel bag, a tent bag, a laundry bag….wouldn’t a case of beer fit perfectly? Honestly, the possibilities were endless. And then it hit me.
I want to buy a yoga mat bag even though I don’t practice yoga.
To be honest, I even considered giving yoga one more go, for the 100th time.
Fashion Forward Fair Trade Yoga--It’s the way we roll
Basically, what I am trying to demonstrate, is that while the bags are extremely useful for yoga.. or tents - some of the designs out there are absolutely incredibly unique. And here’s the way to get bonus points…..When you’re out & about searching for the perfect yoga mat bag to suit your unique personality, remember that you can vote with your dollars and make a difference. Yes, it’s true. Fair Trade yoga mat bags are plentiful. And I’ll be the first to admit that I got carried away on a google search for the hippest bag (just in case), so naturally, I’m now an expert in just how hot fair trade is in the yoga mat bag scene. It’s easy to do your part and take advantage of connecting these factors:
Fashion, Fair Trade & Yoga
You can be a cool cat with fashion
You can be a cool cat with yoga
AND you can be a cool cat with Fair Trade.
Did Some Cool Cat Say Accessorize?
I sure did. Okay, I didn’t but I was thinking it, quite naturally! Who wouldn’t want to accessorize their new yoga mat bag with a rainbow of pom poms and beads? Zipper pulls (& keychains) are just one more way to personalize your already truly groovy and unique yoga mat bag. So many colors and sizes to choose from here, and yes! they’re fair trade, too!
While I may never be a yogi, I’m fair-trade fit, and an all-star fashion guru! Shop cool and conscious, my friends!
- Read: 7 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade -
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As if the “Who am I “ question wasn’t enough, I sometimes, oftentimes am compelled to truly consider what Global Groove Life is. Over the years, I’ve examined our motives, especially when folks ask us questions about the GGL “brand”. I’ve never thought of us as a brand, I’ve always thought of us as a team. Our family, volunteers, artisans, loyal patrons; Team GGL.
Before you Order your Yoga Ball Cover:
How can I measure my ball?
We urge you to double and triple check the size of your ball before you order! Do NOT trust the ball package. Measure it, please. It is quite common for folks to not inflate their ball to the specified size and since we often design in small-batches, we don’t want you to miss out on your favorite design due to a time lapse postal delay due to mismeasurements!
45cm, 55cm, 65cm or 75cm is the height of the ball when correctly inflated but this is quite difficult to measure. A more accurate measurement is the circumference;
45cm ball (height); circumference = 56 inches (142.2 cm)
55cm ball (height); circumference = 68 inches (172.7 cm)
65cm ball (height); circumference = 80 inches (203.2 cm)
75cm ball (height); circumference = 92 inches (233.6 cm)
This is the size the ball needs to be for our cover to fit correctly. All of our covers are checked to fit balls of the specifications above.
PLEASE NOTE: Our 55cm ball covers will fit the 52cm balls sold with the classic ball chair.
After you Receiver your Yoga Ball Cover:
How can I get the best fit?
We now include instructions and a length of cord to make measuring your ball easier. Our covers are tailor-made to fit your ball snugly leaving no loose fabric.
Use the pre-cut string provided with your ball cover. The string should wrap around the circumference (the middle of the ball) snugly without any extra length for a correct fit.
To double check you have purchased the right size:
Our strings are cut to 68” for a 55cm ball, 80” for a 65cm ball and 92” for a 75cm ball.
PLEASE NOTE: Our 55cm ball covers will fit the 52cm balls sold with some ball chairs.
Now place the full circular piece of fabric at the top of your ball. This is the end WITHOUT the plug.
Wrap the cover around the ball gathering loose fabric towards the zip and then start closing the zip while continuing to smooth out loose folds of fabric towards the zip. When you get close to closing the zip completely, you may have some room to inflate your ball a little more for the most snug fit possible.
What are our covers made of?
All of our covers are 100% cotton and include a heavy weight YKK zip which wraps around 3/4 of the ball. This makes a close fit over a fully inflated ball possible.
Most of our covers are now made with non-stretch cotton but our cover pattern does allow for some give in the fabric. Our stretch cotton covers provide a little more flexibilty for inflation of your ball.
Who makes our covers?
Our covers are made by a co-op that we set up in Chom Thong, northern Thailand. Each ball cover includes a personal producer tag, giving you a short introduction to the face and personality behind the sewing machine : ).
Get to know our producers in our bios section.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.
Please view our simple return policy for instructions.
Custom Order Requests
Thanks for your interest in our ball covers. We don't do any custom orders for retail purchases but we do like requests and we take all requests into consideration when planning our future orders.
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