I finally found a PVC free yoga mat a few weeks ago and it didn't cost me a fortune. I had been looking in a few places on the internet but hadn't made up my mind yet. I was in TJMaxx and saw that they had yoga mats. Surely I wouldn't come across an eco-friendly PVC free yoga mat in TJMaxx, of all places! I went over and checked them out and saw that the brand of mat was called EcoWise Fitness.
The box indicated that it was made from closed cell foam material and was Latex, PVC, Phthalates, and Chloride free. Perfect! It came in four colors - pink, green, purple and blue. And the best part was it was only $16.99!!! Far under the $30 or more I was expecting to pay. I settled on the blue or "Lagoon" as they called it. I've used it in my practice and it's great!
I would have really liked to have found a mat with a design on it but the ones I saw on the internet on sites like Gaiam weren't PVC free. I'd love to know if there are any mats with designs on them out there that are eco-friendly.