"All designs are copywritten to Global Kids Oz & Recycled Mats and all of these mats are our own designs created in conjunction with the lovely artists below. I have personally visited the manufacturers in India and China to view production. I was very very happy with their working conditions, cleanliness and professionalism and have no issue with either factory in terms of low pay or poor working conditions. If at any time I felt that this was the case, I would immediately cease business dealings with either or both manufacturers without hesitation."
JJ Stranan Founder & Director of Global Kids Oz & Recycled Mats
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.
Find out more about our awesome artists and their designs by having a look at their profiles below:
Wergaia Country, Western Victoria, Elder in residence for Communities for Children in Logan, Brisbane - Concept creator of the Walkabout Mat Game & Tracks in the Wild Game
Samoa - Designer of "Lalolagi" and "Aa i Faga"
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.
Wiradjuri Nation, New South Wales - Designer of the following mat designs; Tracks, Emu & Kangaroo Tracks, Yarning Circle, Gatherings & Journey's and graphic designer of Uncle Barry's Walkabout Game.
Darumbal Country, Queensland - Designer of the following mat designs; Family Feet, Come in for a Yarn, Butterfly, One People, Aussie People, Which Way, Manta Ray & Turtle Journey
Anmatyerre, Central Desert - Artist, owner of Anmatyerre Arts and Crafts - Designer of "Water Dreaming" mat & "Meeting Place", "Honey Ants" & "Whitchetty Grubs"
Tuhoe, Ngaiterangi, Ngati Awa - Designer of the Mangopare, & Korero designs
Talented Australian artist Zachary Bennett-Brook is a proud Torres Strait Islander man, born and raised in Dharawal Country, NSW. He has a strong connection to the ocean, as a surfer and saltwater man, and draws on the sea for artistic inspiration.
Dharug and Kamilaroi Country - Artist and educator, owner of The Yarning Circle.com - Designer of the "Our Place" & "Boomerang, Safe Journey & Welcome Back" mats & now the Map of Australia Activitiy Puzzle Pack.
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.
is Aboriginal (Yidinji) / Torres Strait Islander (Stephen Island) - Designer of the Circle Time mat, and Torres Strait Island Turtle "Waru" designed mats
Malay, Balinese & Melanesian - Designer of "Ancestral Connections", "Eternal Bloom", "Wholeness" "Interconnectedness" & "Moko Mandela"
Date Posted: 18 August 2016
Birrbay with connections to the Dhanggatti and Warrimay people on the mid North Coast NSW - Designer of "Campfire", "Reconciliation" and "Country" designs
Milton is a talented carver and designer with Ngati Maniapoto connections. He creates stunning Maori motifs, including our beautiful Aroha recycled mats.
Bundjalung-Yugambeh Woman of the Northern Rivers, NSW and Gold Coast, QLD. Indigenous Artist and Graphic Designer who has designed "Garrima" mat, "Surf, Sand and Sun" mat, "Go Fish" mat & "Eucalyptus" mat
Wiradjuri Country - Artist, Father and Tattooist. Designer of "Goanna Nesting", "Nomad","Eco Tracks", "Roo Hunt" &"Bila-durang" mats
Reloved Reused RecycledBy: Sandie on 11 April 2017Hello! I love what you do and would like to spread the word. I am passionate about reusing what we have and am interested in finding out what the mats are made of please? Thank you for sharing your love of land with us.
I would like to purchase a matBy: Debbie Clifford on 7 November 2016I am currently in hospital having had surgery but would love to buy one when I get home