About Us


Recycled Mats who trades as Global Kids Oz, supports fair, ethical and sustainable trading and manufacturing standards for all. We pledge to re-use and recycle our own boxes, paper, packing materials whenever we can to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. Where possible we also purchase carbon offsets for flight travel to help to minimize our impact. Our range of Green Products is expanding as we find useful and good quality products to supply to our client base. As of 2015 we are proud to also acknowledge that we run our head office on 100% solar power and have water tanks installed so that we also use 100% of our own rainwater in the business. We compost our rubbish whenever possible and recycle what ever else that we can. We are a family-run business, started in the third bedroom of our home and on a laptop in 2008 and slowly progressed to the garage, storage units, then warehousing and have now signed on a logistics company to take over our picking, packing and warehousing since mid 2016 giving us back some valuable family time as our son grows up (far too quickly I might add too!). As we grow, so too does our range and so does the work that we are able to provide the amazing Indigenous artists that we are proud and honoured to be able to work with.

We are a proud member of the Indigenous Art Code which supports ethical and transparent business dealings with Indigenous artists.

By supporting us, we are able to keep, not just our family in work but also many others families both around Australia and abroad. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the opportunity to create a genuinely recycled and culturally inspired range of products which we hope you and your family will love and treasure.




Proud Mum & Wife. Head of everything at RM. Culture Lover, Adventurer. Recycler & Bouncy Castle Master


I was born in NZ to a Canadian Dad and Lithuanian/Australian Mum, and I am a first generation born Kiwi and now proudly an Aussie too. After leaving school at 17 I lived in Thailand for five years, I obtained my PADI Divemaster Diver's license and spent the time running the local dive shop and out on the boat taking tourists below the waves exploring the undersea world off Phuket, one of Thailands premier diving areas in the late 90's. After a brief return to NZ and achieving a Diploma in Travel Studies I returned to Thailand to manage the three dive shops. Meeting the man of my dreams as he sailed in on a magnificent super yacht as the engineer on board, I then decided that I needed to get a move on and see some more of the world, so I joined the Super Yacht community. My first yacht was "Stormvogel" of which many people know as the white-hulled boat of out the "Dead Calm" movie which made Sam Neil and Nicole Kidman famous back in the day... And no there is no spear gun hole remaining in the aft cabin where Billy Zane shot the dog!!! LOL

After sailing around the world to many amazing locations, meeting some amazing people, learning about exotic cultures, we were settling for a while in the US when 911 happened. An event that shook us like the world and we soon after decided to return to little ole safe NZ in the depths of the Pacific. Five years there and living on 10 acres of NZ native Bush we decided that the lure of Australia was too great to ignore so we packed up shop, threw the dogs in the plane hold and off we came to this great land. Initially working in the corporate environment in the CBD and then after losing my Dad suddenly in a motorbike accident I took stock of my life and decided I wanted to make a difference to the world and corporate wasn't going to help me achieve that. So my passion of learning about new cultures and travel sent me toward creating Global Kids Oz and Recycled Mats...And the rest shall we just say is history.....




Proud Dad & Husband. Master of all things Mechanical. In-house Builder. Surfer. Mountain Biker and "Go to Man" for warehouse operations


Born in New Zealand in a small but now famous town, running barefooted around the hills and paddocks was a precursor to travel. After leaving Gods Own way back when for the obligatory 1 year OE it kinda took about 16 years to return. Hey no hurry, he figured out that you can't see it all in that 1 year.

Nu migrated with JJ and their 2 dogs at the time to Australia in 2006 looking for better opportunities. Nu is a qualified mechanic, marine engineer, general all round handyman and now helps JJ run the business.

A quiet achiever Nu has sailed around the world (picking up JJ along the way) mountain biked, surfed and dived in some rather remote places. Having seen some amazing places and meeting incredible people along the way has only increased his thirst for travel and exploring different cultures.

After many years in the marine industry it was time for change, and the growth of Global Kids Oz and Recycled Mats had it's calling. Sure, working in an office and warehouse is rather erm different to super yachts but working along side his wife who exudes passion for making a difference in the world is a blessing.

The life style has changed a bit now with Little "O" running around under our feet but in no way has life slowed down.

You may only catch a glimpse of Nu every once in a while but rest assured he is there keeping things flowing in the background.





Mum. Admin 'Guru' in the Making. Newbie Empty-nester. Messy Cook. Recycling Lover.


It’s been almost 20 years since Andrea first met JJ and Nu in Thailand, sparking a friendship that has spanned not only the decades but also continents. Sharing a love of the outdoors and a passion for using recycled materials, Andrea was very keen when asked to work for a company that she knows truly values the importance of protecting our precious resources and in doing so, unifying communities across the globe. And besides, there’s got to be at least one Aussie in the office over rugby season... just to even the score! 




Mum. Blogger Extraordinaire. World traveller. Recycler.


Amber Greene is a travel enthusiastic who is now sharing the world with her kids. She loves nothing more than to find new places to go, new things to do, and delicious things to eat. A former Steiner kindergarten teacher, she loves to find beauty in the simple things. She’s a minimalist at heart, wanting to own nothing more than what fits in her backpack but having kids, it might be some time before that happens again! Amber writes and creates content for Recycled Mats and is a novice film maker learning the ropes.



Professional dabbler of multi media artforms, Ukulele enthusiast, Office Zen-Master and In-House Creative Designer

Kimberley enjoys nothing more than getting out of her comfort zone and trying new experiences, her recent trips overseas and trying new instruments are a testament to that. Broadening her skill set is in her nature and Kimberley loves to pick up her camera at any opportunity to discover the world from a different perspective. Kimberly is the teams "grounded soul" and her calm presence is vital in keeping the rest of the team level-headed in times of craziness.


"Pop" to 7 adorable little Grub's, Aspiring Golfer, Bronco's Supporter, Semi-Retiree who keeps the Warehouse at RM in smooth running and prompt dispatch of all daily orders.
Favourite weekend spending time with grandkids at the beach, followed by a Sunday round of golf with mates ( aspiring to not be the last man home, while the lads are already on their second cold one ) and watching footy would sum up the "Ultimate Weekend" for Greg. New to the RM Team in October 2017, Greg aims to keep all the office staff "ship shape" and orders out efficiently.


Our Artists 

We are very lucky to have a team of talented artists associated with Recycled Mats. From diverse backgrounds, including Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islands, New Zealand Maori, Pacific Islands and Malaysian cultural perspectives, these artists create the unique multicultural designs that make our mats, runners and cushions so impressive. We are proud subscribers to the Indigenous Art Code, ensuring fair business dealings with Indigenous artists. 

Read more about all our artists on our 'Artists' page. 





Company mascot!


Sage was born in New Zealand. Love's licking, playing and generally being a ratbag.... It is with sadness that we report that our dear Sage lost her fight with cancer in Easter 2016, many of our clients had met Sage over the years and our heart aches at her passing.....