- Vendor Name: Livity Yoga
Livity is using the art of yoga to heal the planet. We act as one with the Earth by reclaiming waste material, developing circular products, sourcing responsible goods, and designing durable gear made to last. More than sustainable, Livity sets the yoga industry’s highest standards for environmental stewardship and closed-loop production.
I’M RENEE MANZARI, FOUNDER AND CEO OF LIVITY YOGA.
I was born in Jamaica, where “environmentalism” isn’t a choice; it’s the natural way of life. I thrived in that tropical paradise. I used to swim in turquoise waters and snorkel among vibrant reefs. But over the years, I watched in horror as coral bleached, and fish disappeared. I began to find more plastic tangled in the reefs. My heart, my soul, and my island home were in danger. Climate change was clear back then – and it’s worse today. Livity started from my sense of climate urgency. Sustainability was my first goal. I sourced green materials, designed long-lasting gear, and used biodegradable packaging. But I soon learned “sustainability” isn’t enough. It’s a meaningless term. We need radical solutions to face the climate crisis, not hype words. So I started digging deeper. I researched ALL the Earth-first business practices…
THAT’S WHEN I LEARNED ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY.
The circular economy uses resources over and over instead of throwing them away. It’s about designing products to be infinitely recycled, so plastic (and other materials) can be reused again and again. That got me thinking. Popular yoga mats are made with #3 plastic, which can’t get recycled. Many “sustainable” cork blocks have a plastic foam core, which also can’t get recycled. That’s how yoga gear ends up in the landfill. All. The. Time. That’s how it pollutes the environment and washes up in the colorful reefs back home.
But not Livity gear.
OUR PRODUCTS GET MADE INSIDE THE LIVITY CYCLE
It’s our little circular economy. A clean closed-loop we’re building together with partners, producers, and you. We reclaim waste materials, design durable gear, invest in the environment, and collect old equipment to recycle again. It’s a Livity loop that creates sturdy yoga gear without drowning the planet in the trash. Every ounce of plastic we use gets diverted from the landfill by Terracycle. We upcycle it into high-quality yoga gear. We’re also working with them to develop new ways to upcycle other types of waste. Because we’re tired of waiting for someone to build the circular economy. So we’re building it with our community. You can read more details here, but the point is this: The Livity Cycle runs circles around sustainability. Our yoga mats and accessories make waste a thing of the past. Our sturdy gear can serve yogis for years and years. Durability is key to The Livity Cycle. Sure, we’ll break down your mat and reuse the materials when you’re done. But only after you’ve loved it for a lifetime. Our gear will never shed microplastics or wear down. It’s designed for decades of daily Downward Dog. Recycling is cool, but reducing and reusing are cooler. The whole circle falls apart if Livity equipment can’t stand the test of time.
IT’S TRICKY TO MAKE DURABLE GEAR THAT’S ALSO RECYCLABLE.
That’s what makes our designs so special. For example: We never mix plastics, which makes recycling our equipment much easier. Just one way our careful designs benefit both you and the Earth.
Our goal is to heal the planet by reusing far more waste than we produce. The Livity Cycle isn’t perfect, but we’re closing the gaps and tightening the loop. We’re extending the usable life of plastic (and other materials) by using them again and again.
It requires a lot of innovation. But Mother Earth, she’s worth it.
Where I come from, Livity is the force that flows through everything alive. The eternal energy of life itself. To live with Livity is to be at one with yourself, your people, and your planet.
The world needs Livity now more than ever.
So let’s build this circular future together!
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