Our Story


We’re Nick and John, co-founders of BoldGorilla.

We formed BoldGorilla following a hunt for the ultimate yoga mat. As avid cyclists, we turned to yoga to stretch-off after some big rides. Yet our journey into yoga was a challenge.

Through our search for a wider, longer mat to suit our body frames, and something grippier compared to our regular exercise mats, we came close to giving-up on our quest for a yoga mat that truly met our practical needs, design choices and environmental considerations.

So we made our own.

Combining our product, design and environmental expertise, we carefully crafted a fully sustainable, premium quality yoga mat.

Through manufacturing innovation, research and development, we engineered a unique surface layer that provides unrivalled grip, that actually enhances through sweat. We call this, GorillaGrip. As our body frame is broad and long, we made our mats to match, meaning no more jumping ahead, behind or off to the sides during yoga practice. We didn't stop there.
We wanted to create a product that was bold in its design, as well as functional in its build. Adding our unique alignment and centre point design, using high-contrast heat-print techniques, the Gorilla One is a yoga mat that remains equally elegant in aesthetics as well as rigorously functional for a truly balanced flow.


Proud to be bold.

We're proud to be pro-planet and supporting a sustainable future with a product that is fully natural and biodegradable at the end of it's intended long-life.

And we're only just getting started.

We hope you’ll love being part of the BoldGorilla family and enjoy our mats as much as we do. We're only just getting started and can't wait to share our progress and vision for the future soon.
Nick & John