Your new yoga mat should only be spot cleaned, which means that any visible spots or stains should be cleaned by hand using a mild cleaning agent. As this method of cleaning involves targeting only specific areas at a time, it's possible that residual watermarks may be left behind from the cleaning solvents, or the area that is cleaned will stand out more than the rest of the product. So please be careful.
Many high quality yoga mats require a little breaking in, and your new Penelope Hope yoga mat is no exception. We suggest using it as much as possible in the first instance, if you find it to be a little slippery. Walk on it, sit on it, even stretch on it in front of the TV. You can also use a microfibre towel on top of the fabric, if you require a little extra grip.