Christmas Cut-off Dates – Shipping from the Gold Coast, Queensland
Wed 19th December – Same-city deliveries | deliveries to and from the same metro area
Mon 17th December – Short-haul national deliveries | deliveries to interstate metro areas or same state regional areas
Fri 7th December – Long-haul national deliveries | Deliveries to WA, NT, far North Queensland and remote areas
Introducing this beautiful recycled plastic mat by beloved local artist, Christine Slabb of Bundjalung
Size: 3m diameter
Colours: Teal and White.
Fabric: Recycled plastic, comes in a recycled and reusable plastic carry bag
Note: This mat comes with a recycled plastic carry bag for your convenience.
These mats are reversible. Photos show both sides of the same mat. Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs.
- Perfect for the beach – sand just washes or shakes off
- Perfect for picnics in the park
- Use it during family outings
- Sporting occasions
- Family reunions
- Wedding or other ceremonial mats
- Going bush
Garrima is a reversible mat in teal and white, which means you’ve two choices on how to display your mat for picnics, camping and caravan holidays, outings, and days on the beach.
We suggest pairing the Garrima mat with one of our new super soft Cotton Beach Throws
These beach throws double as a silky soft lightweight alternative to a towel, or transform into a sarong, to get you from beach to car.
Don’t forget to include one of our Blue Bay Folding Wine Tables to complete your needs for a fabulous day out.
Garrima – Joongarrabah, The Place of the Pelican
Joongarrabah is a peak that overlooks the Tweed and Gold Coast Region. This iconic landmark is a vital part of the local cultural landscape.
For many generations, this special place has been significant in the teaching of “Garrima” respect.
Caring for recycled plastic mat
These recycled plastic mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled Polypropylene. This gives them excellent protection from sun damage but we do not recommend leaving them in continuous direct sunlight or moisture.
They are also mould-resistant, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, lightweight and reversible, making them extremely practical for daily use in any environment!
Your recycled plastic mat will arrive folded for ease of transport. When you receive your mat, it will have fold marks. These folds will drop out over time; normally it takes a few weeks but high temperatures may speed up the process. The plastic has a short ‘memory’ of being folded so to help it ‘forget’ the fold line, simply pop your mat out in the sun for a few days. Hang the mat over your washing line, for example.
Keep in mind that a short time in the sun is not harmful but day in/day out sun will affect the longevity of your mat. Of course, if you fold your mat up at the end of each day, the fold lines will remain.
To clean your plastic Polypropylene mat, simply shake it off or vacuum. For heavier soiling, take your mat outside and rinse with a hose. We do not recommend abrasive or chemical cleaning products.
If food or dirt is wedged into the woven fabric of the mats, use warm water and a soft broom to lightly scrub the dirt out. Allow to dry on a fence or washing line. We do not recommend using a Gerni or other intense water cleaner as the mat fibres can blow apart under pressure.
Use and storage
These ethical, recycled mats are sturdy and hard-wearing but, like any floor covering, they can get damaged by rough daily use.
We suggest that you do not keep heavy items mat, especially when in storage, as this may leave permanent dents.
If using your indoor/outdoor mat beneath a table setting, ensure that the feet of the chairs and tables are larger than the size of a 5 cent piece. This helps distribute weight more evenly and stops the feet getting caught in the woven fabric.
To store your mat when not in use, we suggest that you fold it along the same fold lines with which it was delivered to you. You can see our folding videos on the product page of each recycled plastic mat – please note the instructions carefully. These recycled mats are easily stored in cupboards or the back of the car, preferably out of direct sunlight to avoid deterioration.
If your mat is getting extensive daily use, the seams can begin to pull apart over a period of time. It is possible to re-stitch these back together using a strong cotton or fishing twine and a large needle.
If using your plastic mats on a wood or tile floor we suggest that you anchor the corners down with the edge of a couch or desk, or use a non-skid floor protector under the mat to keep it in place.