Recycled Mats collaborates with the talented Indigenous artists below to preserve cultural artwork on high quality, recycled materials. Our diverse collection of cultural mats is designed by our local Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, Maori, Malaysian, Tiwi Island, and contemporary artists. The authentic Indigenous art in our collection respectfully tells meaningful stories about Dreamtime, spiritual connection to Country, community, and Indigenous history. We pride ourselves on close-knit relationships between our skilled offshore craftsmen and manufacturers. This ingrains high quality and fair trade production, that cares for the earth in a sustainable way.
Based near Wellington NZ, they are the artists behind several of our unique designs including "Feather", 'Wellbeing", "Zentangle" and "Rumpus".Read more
Samoa - Designer of "Lalolagi" and "Aa i Faga"Read 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
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
Malay, Balinese & Melanesian - Designer of "Ancestral Connections", "Eternal Bloom", "Wholeness" "Interconnectedness" & "Moko Mandela"Read 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
Tiwi woman of Purrumpunarli. Assistant teacher and role model for students at Tiwi College and Tiwi artist.Read more
Recycled Mats represents authentic Indigenous art appropriately through collaboration with Indigenous artists. Recycled Mats supports manufacturing in safe offshore working environments with fair & ethical trade and sustainable production. There would be no hesitation to stop production if any unsatisfactory working conditions became known.