Textile

 

As a new, environmentally-friendly material, organic silicone is an important component of many sustainable materials such as, in this case, leather-effect silicone.

Pure silicone is combined with a ultra-fine fiber substrate. It's particularly suitable for baby and children's products as it uses solvent-free technology. Afters years of development work it was first patented by our manufacturer in the Summer of 2020, with the OEKO-TEX 100/1 certification secured the following summer.

It has the advantages of breathability, water resistance, weather resistance, environmental protection, flame resistance, easy cleaning, abrasion resistance, and resistance to twists and turns. 
 
It has all the visual interest, texture and warmth that we love in leather, and the textile's internal strength is greatly increased due to the outstanding performance of silicone. Simply put, it blows all kinds of ordinary leather out of the water, excusing the pun ;)
Our mats use the same material on both sides, with an anti-slip treatment on the underside, which has no further chemicals or materials added to it.
The pigment is added at source and it's fade resistant so it won't become discoloured over time.
Our textile is sustainably sourced, produced and manufactured in small batches in South Korea.
It is 100% recyclable- but in practice, with respect for circularity wherever possible, we like to consider it is made to be remade.
More on this to come...

Caring for your mat

The mats can be easily cleaned with water, or soapy water. The are compatible with household cleaners. If using bleach dilute the solution to 1/10. Use washable children's paints and pigments where possible. Apply light pressure to remove remaining pigment from the texture. In the case of glue or varnish wait until dry and peel away. 

Mats may have some slight creases due to being folded for transportation, these will fade once laid flat or hung for a few hours.

 

The following is likely to damage your mat snd is not covered by the 2 year guarantee:

  • sharp objects, such as knives, used directly on your mat
  • excess point-loads such as thin narrow heels or narrow chair legs upon them. Use pads on chair legs where possible. 
  • Sharp edged objects falling from a height may damage the mat 
  • Do not use super glue on your mat. Wood and craft/ paper glue is however compatible.

In the case of small rips due to exposure to sharp objects use a glue to repair. Glue should be compatible with plastics, and clear, such as UHU Allplast. Silicone-based products such as Sugru are also suitable for repairs.

Wait until mat has dried off before laying on the table or floor.