“Mama, you deserve a break!” To celebrate Mother’s Day we have partnered up with ourgoodbrand Recycled Mats by giving away a Surf, Sand & Sun recycled plastic mat, to use indoors or outdoors. In family or by yourself. Does Mama want to go on a road trip? Find a quiet spot, surrounded by nature, taking time out from the hustle and bustle of the day… Whether your kicking back and taking some time out of off to the park for a big family outing, this outdoor mat is lightweight, easy clean and comfy. Seriously portable mats – for when life is too busy to slow down!
Each Recycled Mat is authentically designed by indigenous artists. The art on them creates colourful textures, patterns, and fun educational motifs so that these cosy mats add life and vigour to any space. A functional mat that incorporates a cultural aspect, keeping it alive and real. Beautiful, practical, culturally inspired, eco-friendly and educational, these Recycled Mats have infinite possibilities for every occasion. With one of these, you will find any time suitable for circle time, a conversation piece to have it with family, friends or just you – making what you like the most. Because it’s the simple things in life that make it worth it.
Recycled Mats started off with the aim to celebrate authentic cultural diversity and each of them was designed by different artists to share and tell cultural stories. This brand is taking art one step further to what once was just considered as a decoration element, to become the centre of gatherings with a meaningful and educational purpose. Recycled Mats are a bold statement, moving from the traditional ways of telling a story: we have illustrations, posters, photography… and now these indoor or outdoors mats!
The mats are very versatile and you will soon realise how many people are getting enjoyment out of them. The range of Recycled Mats is great for indoors or outdoors, to decorate your office; to stay home or take them to the beach; to organise a campground or take them to your next road trip.
“Recycled plastic mats are the best for the beach. Sand shakes right off and you won’t go home with any wet gear.” JJ Stranan, founder Recycled Mats
A light to carry mat for the park, to use at your weekend picnics or a family gathering for fireside festivities; ideal to take at sporting events, fetes and festivals; to create a space for the children – so they can do painting activities and get really messy!!
Make any space a celebration of colour, creativity and cultural diversity. A story about the artist, the culture and a celebration of life.
Spring is just started and to celebrate Mama wants to go on a road trip or just travel around the corner. Well deserved mother! Enter your details here and participate in this Mothers Day giveaway and win this outdoor mat.
Good weather & time to go outdoors, because “Mama You Deserve a Break”!
The Surf, Sand & Sun Recycled Plastic Mat
“Summer is a part of the big story, a chapter that my family and I love! Summer is the time of year when my family and community enjoy long days at the beach, surfing, fishing and camping. Summer is about capturing and creating new memories, sharing stories around a campfire while eating the catch of the day.” Christine Slabb, Bundjalung-Yugambeh Woman of the Northern Rivers, NSW and Gold Coast, QLD. Indigenous Artist & Graphic Designer
The giveaway of the Surf, Sand & Sun recycled plastic outdoors mat is a unique, never-seen-before, eye-catching design in blue and yellow combination, reversible and incredibly functional. Its semi-circle shape allows more flexibility for use both indoors and outdoors. Place it up against walls and windows as a floor covering to highlight your favourite areas and pieces of furniture in the home. It’s equally useful when you are out and about, as the straight edge can be lined up against the fence of a soccer field, in front of stages, in front of tents or caravans when camping, and on grassy hills. As you can see, the Surf, Sand & Sun Recycled Plastic Mat also works perfectly poolside.
Indoors, it’s the perfect shape to create a play nook in your lounge or family room, inside your entranceway to your home, and on decks, verandahs, patios and in front of a set of stairs.
Playroom mats, an educational tool
These indoors or outdoors mat, the brand has come up with a fabulous integration of the educational, diverse, cultural elements without losing any functionality. No wonder why early learning classrooms have fully embraced these Recycled Mats. Early readers will love this soft, warm space to share a story, whilst babies can explore textures and visual stimulation during tummy time. The Recycled mats are easy to clean and need very low maintenance. Recycled Mats is perfect for big groups, gatherings and circle time.
Recycled Mats are good for Mother Earth too!
Recycled Mats started 9 years ago, and mat by mat, they have removed over 170 tonnes of recyclable materials from landfill, which equals over a 1 million plastic bags and PET plastic for the indoors and outdoors mats range, which is made out of 95% recycled materials. For the rug range, the brand has also recycled cotton, denim, leather and offcuts from the manufacturing industry.
The Recycled Mats are sustainable and have a large impact for all the plastic waste removed from the landfills, but they are also designed and manufactured with high-quality standards, making them extremely durable. Each mat is UV treated to avoid colour fade to maintain rich colours. They are mould resistant, washable (just hosed them down), reversible and lightweight. This makes them extremely versatile for outdoor activities, easy to roll up and transport and perfect for the harsh outdoor conditions. They are made to be thoroughly enjoyed and still retain the same level of comfort.
Authentic Aboriginal Design Recycled Mats
The range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Recycled Mats are a celebration of rich Aboriginal culture, clean environment and beautiful spaces. The motifs on the recycled mats are commissioned from talented local Indigenous artists, who celebrate authentic cultural stories through their designs. Recycled Mats works directly with indigenous artists who understand the aboriginal culture and also practice it and best represent it.
Recycled Mats has been a long-term member of the Indigenous Art Code, which ensures that every single mat is authentically designed by Indigenous artists with a deep understanding of their own cultures, to celebrate, preserve and cherish this rich heritage. Working with artists from each culture ensures that the designs are appropriate for floor use and that respectful consent has been granted to produce the works of each tribe and person.
Made in India under Fair Trade conditions
JJ Stranan, founder and head of everything at recycled mats, she has personally visited the manufacturers in India and China to view production.
“I was very very happy with their working conditions, cleanliness and professionalism and have no issue with either factory in terms of low pay or poor working conditions. If at any time I felt that this was the case, I would immediately cease business dealings with either or both manufacturors without hesitation.” JJ Stranan
Recycled Mats proudly supports fair, ethical, sustainable trading and manufacturing standards for all. Today the family-run business is a growing Australian team of 9. All are passionate individuals and equally proud of the high ethics that we stand behind in supporting the Indigenous Art Code, ensuring cultural appropriateness and respect, but also that all artists are not only fairly compensated financially, but also highly respected and valued for their work.
Family is Centre
Recycled Mats has created a unique design for which 100% of the net profits goes towards the Tweed Family Centre based in Tweed Heads, to support them with their work supporting local indigenous and non-indigenous families.
The story of the ‘Family is Centre’ mat is that family relationships and connections provide and uphold strength, honour and respect. This mat centres around Family as the centrepiece, the core of ones being; the story of the mat is that family relationships and connections provide and uphold strength, honour and respect. These strains of family connection flow deep within our soul, captivated by love.
“Family is the centre, the centre is our family” Christine Slabb, designer of the Family Centre recycled plastic indoor & outdoor mat
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