Recycled Mats collaborates with the talented Indigenous artists below to preserve cultural artwork on high quality, recycled materials. Our diverse collection of cultural mats are designed by our local Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Tiwi Island Artists. The authentic Indigenous art in our collection respectfully tells meaningful stories about Dreamtime, spiritual connection to country, community and Indigenous history. To show our commitment to transparent ethical trading, we became proud signatories of the Indigenous Art Code in 2013. We also pride ourselves with close-knit relationships between our skilled offshore craftsmen and manufacturers. This ingrains high quality and fair trade production, that cares for the earth sustainably.
Recycled Mats T/as Global Kids Oz is a proud member of the Indigenous Art Code. As a signatory to the Indigenous Art Code, we are committed to ethical and transparent business dealings with Indigenous artists and abide by the standards set out in the Code.
Wergaia Country, Western Victoria, Elder in residence for Communities for Children in Logan, Brisbane - Concept creator of the Walkabout Mat GameRead more
Anna Connell is a Yuin woman from the Yuin nation. She was born in Moruya, and has a deep connection with the ocean. At Recycled Mats, we are proud to be working with Anna to translate her impressive creations into products for our homewares range.Read more
Wiradjuri Nation, New South Wales - Designer of the following mat designs; Evolution, Tracks, Emu & Kangaroo Tracks, Yarning Circle, Gatherings & Journeys, our gift cards and graphic designer of Uncle Barry's Walkabout Game.Read more
Darumbal Country, Queensland - Designer of the following mat designs; It's 5 O'clock Somewhere, Come in for a Yarn, One People, Which Way, Manta Ray, Retro Caravan & Turtle JourneyRead more
Anmatyerre, Central Desert - Artist, owner of Anmatyerre Arts and Crafts - Designer of "Water Dreaming", "Meeting Place", "Honey Ants", "Witchetty Grubs", "Spinifex Dreaming" & "Waterhole Dreaming"Read more
Tuhoe, Ngaiterangi, Ngati Awa - Designer of the Mangopare, Whaka Whenua, Mauri Ooraa & Korero designsRead more
Dharug and Kamilaroi Country - Artist and educator, owner of The Yarning Circle.com - Designer of the "Our Place" & "Boomerang" mats.Read more
Loodgengardinge. Jack was born in Perth and has ties to Bunuba on his Grand Fathers side, Walmajarri and Djaru on his Grand Mothers sides and his Fathers Grandmother was Gooniyandi.Read more
is Aboriginal (Yidinji) / Torres Strait Islander (Stephen Island) - Designer of the Circle Time and Turtle Circle matsRead more
Malay, Balinese & Melanesian - Designer of "Ancestral Connections", "Eternal Bloom", "Wholeness" "Interconnectedness" & "Moko Mandela"Read more
Birrbay with connections to the Dhanggatti and Warrimay people on the mid-North Coast NSW - Designer of "Campfire"and "Reconciliation" designsRead more
Milton is a talented carver and designer with Ngati Maniapoto connections. He creates stunning Maori motifs, including our beautiful Aroha recycled mats.Read more
Bundjalung-Yugambeh Woman of the Northern Rivers, NSW & Gold Coast, QLD. Indigenous Artist & Graphic Designer who has designed "Garrima" & "Eucalyptus" mat/cushion covers, "Go Fish", "High Tide", "Turtle Season", "Tweed Coast" and "Family is Centre" mats.Read more
Dale Austin is a talented painter, carver and artist with connections to Bininj Nation (Western Arnhemland/Kakadu) and Ngurrungurrdjba Country (Yellow Water)Read more
Caitlin Trindall is a proud Kamilaroi woman. Her family are from Narrabri, a little country town in Northern NSW. Caitlin was born and raised in Sydney, on Dharawal Country and was brought up to be very proud and connected to her culture.Read more
Wiradjuri Country - Artist, Father and Tattooist. Designer of "Nomad", "Roo Hunt" & "Biladurang" matsRead more
Recycled Mats represents authentic Indigenous art appropriately through respectful collaboration with Indigenous artists and follows the Indigenous Art Code standards to protect artists and their artwork. Recycled Mats supports manufacturing in safe offshore working environments with fair and ethical trade and sustainable production. There would be no hesitation to stop production if any unsatisfactory working conditions became known. All designs are copyrighted to Global Kids Oz, trading as Recycled Mats.