Why Use Woven Placemats?

Why Use Woven Placemats?

In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, there's often one thing, idea or concept that inevitably ends up driving most of the decisions we make on a day to day basis. 

Whether we're aware of it or not, convenience is something that plays such a big role in what we choose to purchase and consume. Your coffee pods? Convenience. Ride sharing apps? Convenience. Meal kits? Convenience. Plastic placemats? Convenience.  

Wait, placemats? What does the humble placemat have to do with anything? With the rush to get the dining table cleaned up after a meal, plastic placemats have increased in popularity because they're easier to clean and maintain than their cloth or woven placemat counterparts. 

Yes, the convenience of cleaning plastic placemats adds to how fast you can clean your dining table, but there are many reasons why you should switch them out for woven placemats. Continue below to find out why. 

Why Use Woven Placemats?

When it comes to enhancing the ambiance of your dining space, one often overlooked but essential element is the placemat. Placemats serve as the base of your table and serve the crucial function of connecting the tableware and the surface of your table while complementing and tying everything together. Just what makes a woven placemat better than any other kind of placemat in achieving this? We list some reasons next. 

Soft Elegance 

It's no surprise that most high-end dining restaurants and interior designers prefer using woven placemats. These placemats exude an elegance that instantly elevates the look of any dining table.

The intricate patterns and textures created by weaving natural materials like cotton produce truly marvelous designs that add depth and sophistication to your table setting. Whether you're hosting a formal dinner party or enjoying a casual meal with loved ones, woven placemats bring an air of refined style that complements any occasion.

Durability and Longevity

One of the standout features of woven placemats is their durability. Unlike disposable or plastic ones that wear out quickly and often develop permanent creases and folds, woven placemats are built to withstand the test of time.

The natural materials used in their construction are tough and resilient, making them a cost-effective choice in the long run. By investing in woven placemats, you're not only enhancing your table's beauty but also ensuring that your dining accessories last for many gatherings to come.

Versatility in Design 

Woven placemats come in an array of designs, colors, and patterns, making it easy to find the perfect match for your table setting. Whether you prefer a rustic, bohemian vibe or a sleek, modern look, there's a woven placemat that aligns with your style. Their versatility allows you to experiment with different themes, switch up your table's appearance, and effortlessly pair them with various tableware and linens.

Eco-Friendly Choice

In an era where sustainability should be a priority, woven placemats shine as an eco-friendly option. Unlike plastic placemats that contribute to environmental waste due how they are made and when they are disposed of, woven placemats are made from natural and renewable materials. By choosing woven placemats, you're making a conscious decision to embrace eco-conscious dining and reducing your carbon footprint.

Easy Maintenance

Contrary to the belief that woven placemats are difficult to clean, many options are designed for easy maintenance. Spills and stains can often be wiped away with a damp cloth, and woven materials are naturally resistant to odors and discoloration. Plus, you can easily throw them into the washing machine or even hand wash them if the need arises. This hassle-free care routine ensures that your woven placemats remain in pristine condition, ready to adorn your table for every occasion.

Artisan Craftsmanship

When you choose to use woven placemats that are handmade by skilled artisans, you're not only supporting them economically, but you are also participating in the preservation of the traditional and time-honored craft of weaving. Our woven placemats are all handmade by artisans from different parts of the world using traditional looms and techniques. We are incredibly proud to work and support them in our own small way. 


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