To continue with the thread on the choice of manufacturing in China, firstly we did an extensive research, right at the beginning when this adventure started and we found manufacturers in Portugal, India, Taiwan for cork mats! Yes you heard it in all these countries!
The most "logical" place to manufacture the Bhumi Mats would have been Portugal, since it is the country with the largest production of cork in the world.
We got samples from most of them (except for Taiwan).
Some questions arose and two major factors were relevant in our decision to choose the manufacturing country: the superior technicality of the product and the price point!
The sample from Portugal is composed of a layer of cork and a layer of EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate), which is a form of plastic copolymer, which makes the mat to roll back on itself when unrolled. And the second most important factor was the price which was “prohibitively” more expensive, the retail price would have been gone up x4 times.
As you might know, for those who follow us in our social media, we visited the factory in China mainly to connect with the persons who are making the Bhumi Mats and to supervise the quality of course.
Going to China to meet the people who have been interacting with us since last year to develop the Bhumi mat was a meaningful experience!
Today's digital era give us access to many things in an extremely easy way, with a few clicks we can get almost anything we can imagine! We spend a lot of time in front of our screens and we sometimes loose ourselves in the virtual worlds. But nothing is yet as powerful as meeting a person in real life. We still need the interaction of vibes and energies that are created in order to establish a connection.
The process has been long and we thank you, our heroes, for your patience and support! We prime authenticity and strive to bring to you the best product.
The Bhumi Mat is mindfully designed and made with love, it will provide you the essential grounding energy needed to connect to yourself and thus connect to others. You will love and feel loved! Just keep on moving!
"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." - Bradley Whitford