Along with cork’s rigid molecular structure, cork releases a waxy substance called Suberin when moisture is added. This creates a superb grip, no matter how wet your mat gets.
It’s sort of like licking your finger to grip some paper. Cork doesn’t get slippery when too much water is added – it still remains totally non-slip during the sweatiest of yoga practices.
You will never need to use a towel or worry about slipping again, even for hot yoga and bikram yoga.
Tip: to maximize your grip, simply spray a bit of water on the area of your hands and feet.