Being a Pro-Planet Brand, we wanted to create a cork yoga block that was truly sustainable in every way and not made in China like every other yoga block out there.
So it all started on one of our trips to Porto in Portugal (FYI Portugal is the biggest exporter of cork in the world) where we found an awesome cork manufacturer which was a family business, run by Pedro and his team.
They are very proud to be a sustainable company and explained to us how the cork is harvested from the bark of the cork tree and that this process actually helps the trees to grow. He also explained that they have a zero waste policy and how all of the surplus cork chippings go back into the manufacturing process to produce other sellable items. We decided there and then that we were going to work with this family and after a little bit of negotiating, we shook hands (pre-Covid style) and the Warrior Block was born.
We have given a 5/5 Pro-Planet Rating for our blocks because the raw material is organically gown in a sustainable way in Europe, there is a low carbon footprint in terms transporting the blocks to the UK and they are made by a family-run business.