Is your dining table ready for an upgrade?
Elevate your table setting with the Malu Jute Placemats. They add great contemporary texture and create a laid-back look. Pair them with linen and some dried twigs, and your are set for your guests. They are not only stylish, but also functional, protecting your tabletop from scratches.
The placemats are handmade from start to finish by female artisans in Bangladesh, working in fair trade conditions. They first plait long strands of jute, and then weave those plaits together row by row using cotton threads.
Malu placemats come in a set of 2.
Jute and cotton
45 x 35cm
Meet the makers
The Dharma Door has been commissioning the incredible skills of female artisans in remote, rural communities since 2004. Their ultimate goal is to genuinely empower as many people as possible out of the cycle of poverty. By working with not-for-profit NGOs on the ground and combining contemporary design, enduring quality and unfailing ethics, The Dharma Door creates products that tell a much bigger story than just the item itself. "The more we trade, the more artisans we are able to provide sustainable work for. Through this approach, we are able to achieve the greatest impact" Shannon Sheedy, Founder of The Dharma Door.
Jute may change color in the sun, so be sure to keep the placemats clear of harsh sun light. To clean, we suggest you shake them well. They are robust and will withstand condensation, however, for heavier water-based spills, blot with kitchen paper or an absorbent cloth as soon as possible and allow them to dry properly. Do not rub stains or spills as this may spread the stain and loosen the jute fibers.