Dabo

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Consciously Made

DaBo is handcrafted by skilled furniture specialists and made from ethically sourced materials, such as natural fabrics, water-based stains, and Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood. All organic materials were repurposed or fairly traded, or have the proper documentation. Even our vendors are Fair Trade Certified. We’re proud to support the livelihood of our craftspeople by providing livable wages and health insurance.

THE STRUCTURE

  • one

    Made from Baltic birch plywood with sealer, lacquer, and a high-pressure laminate veneer for unbeatable strength.

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    Faux leather covers the Baltic birch plywood frame, high-density foam, and layer of polyester fiber. The stripes are made from the same material as Manduka’s extra grippy PRO Travel Yoga Mat.

  • three

    The Baltic birch plywood frame, high-density foam, and layer of polyester fiber are encased in sustainably harvested tree rubber—the same material used in Manduka’s natural eKO Superlite Travel Yoga Mat.

THE INSPIRATION

MeshYoga founder Michelle Lou Lan began realizing the limitations of group classes in 2013. At the time, she was starting out in New York City and living alone with her beloved dog BoBo. Michelle was practicing yoga at home one night when she suffered a fall while trying to do a handstand.

Have you ever seen those pet videos of dogs hanging out around their owners while they practice yoga? BoBo, who’s a huge Labrador retriever, was sleeping when he sensed that Michelle was struggling. Instead of letting her fall ungracefully on the floor, BoBo moved into her path and caught her with his broad back.

From then on, BoBo knew to stand near Michelle when she was practicing yoga, just in case she needed his support. Michelle loved seeing him come over and lay down whenever she rolled out her mat, and their shared yoga sessions brought them even closer together.

BoBo’s faithfulness and quiet, sturdy presence inspired Michelle to replicate what he had done to deepen her practice at home—and that’s how the idea behind DaBo was born. DaBo is named after BoBo, in honor of Michelle’s endless love for him.