Stylish and eco-friendly placemats can be difficult to find, which is why I typically sew my own from organic cotton or linen. But with more options and materials available—from wool felt to silicone to block-printed organic cotton—the following shops offer a variety of price points and represent different shades of "green."
Etsy seller FilzFelt makes their wares from the sustainable fiber, wool felt. While their placemats are available in a variety of colors, are reasonably priced, and can be composed in their post-life, they don't seem appropriate for the messy eater. In comparison, Modern Twist offers buyers a placemat that is cleanable and super hip, but at nearly twice the price. Ferm Living's cork tray can double as a placemat—they are cleanable and super durable, but at $30 each, setting a table can get expensive. Both Unison Porter and Oh, Little Rabbit offer buyers machine washable, organic cotton options. Oh, Little Rabbit takes their creativity one step further by hand block-printing their wares.
1 FilzFelt's Wool Felt Circle Placemat, Set of 2, Choice of Color, $32
2 FilzFelt's Wool Felt Rectangle Placemat, Set of 2, Choice of Color, $32
3 Modern Twist's silicone placemat in Green Grid with Grey Dots on Clear Base, $20
4 Modern Twist's silicone placemat in Floral Black on Clear Base, $18
5 Unison Porter Organic Linen Cotton Placemat in Midnight, Set of 4, $24
6 Ferm Living's Small Cork Tray, $30 from Velocity or EUR 20 from Ferm Living (both are out of stock until the middle of November)
7 Oh, Little Rabbit's Block Printed Organic Cotton VW Bus Placemat, Set of 2, $14
8 Oh, Little Rabbit's Block Printed Organic Cotton Octopus Placemat, Set of 2, $14