Lay-By – Making Ethical & Sustainable More Accessible

Lay-By – Making Ethical & Sustainable More Accessible

*Update: As of January 2018, we are no longer working with zipPay but we still accept Afterpay.*

We’re loving the activewear, yoga mats and props that we have in stock- and there’s even more in our sights. At Upward Dog, we focus on products that meet ethical and environmental standards, including: materials, local production and/or design, labour issues, durability, and more. Our products are often on the high end in terms of cost- but we’re not charging you for brand, we’re passing on the costs of the values that are in every piece of clothing, every mat, every bit of gear.

But hey, we’re small business owners who still have to work outside to pay the rent. We understand that our products are great, but not necessarily easy to put in the cart. So we are now offering two fintech solutions to help make it easier to put your dream mat (and maybe some leggings?) in the cart.

We now offer zipPay and Afterpay as lay-by (or layaway) payment methods. Why two? Because each one is a little different, and because we’ve used both ourselves. Over the next year, we may settle on one with the opening of the studio, but we’ll let your decisions be our guide. So what’s the difference?

Afterpay offers interest and commission free financing for a period of 8 weeks. The total cost is split to 4 equal instalments paid every 2 weeks (for new Afterpay customers, the first instalment is due at the time of purchase, for existing – after 2 weeks). The only extra charges are late fees if you don’t pay on time.

With zipPay, you will get line of credit through the parent company zipMoney.  You will need a Facebook or PayPal account to sign up for the credit line. The zipPay credit is free for a period of 60 days. Thereafter it costs $5 per month, which is charged as an account support fee.

Easy. We are aiming for a good balance of choice and accessibility, so you don’t have to wait for a big sale to get the gear you want. So choose the payment that works for you and get the yoga mat that will support your practice for as long as you keep practicing.

NB: All sales and promotions apply regardless of payment method.

All the best,


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