Mat Collective was the first at a few things in Canada and we're proud that we were values-led- long before it was cool.
Mat Collective was the first city-wide yoga mat recycling and upcycling program in Canada. Starting in 2016 the Mat Collective team began collecting yoga mats from studios, community centers, and individuals across Metro Vancouver so our students could all have access to the same gear. The reclaimed mats are combined with local, green, and reclaimed materials and transformed into new products such as laptop cases and yoga accessories.
Do you need a mat?
Community members are welcome to volunteer with mat collective or work on a community cause or project in exchange for a free yoga mat. (currently on pause due to PHO)
Do you have a mat?
You are always welcome to drop off your unwanted or old yoga mat(s) at our HQ! If we're not around, just leave it inside the fence and we will get to it the next day. Thank you!