The vibrant Summer Days beach mat was designed by Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales.
She says: "We are natural-born storytellers; it is the essence of who we are. Our culture is rich, varied, calm, gentle and mesmerising. Open to sharing, and teaching it, it flows out of us and into you and grows in strength with every breath."
Now included in our homewares range, these soft suede-like UPF 50+ microfibre beach mats are made from 80% recycled plastic bottles which are transformed into polyester fabric. Plastic bottles are collected from recycling centres preventing them from ending up in landfills. All labels and lids are removed and the bottles are washed. They are then shredded into flakes which are dried, melted down and extruded into fibres. As a final step, these fibres are mixed with 15% polyamide for softness.
If you're taking your sand-free mat down to the beach, the microfibre technology used means this innovative fabric repels sand easily so it won't stick and stays where it belongs, not in your car or home! It's quick-drying too - half the time of a traditional cotton blanket - so no more mildewy, damp odours.
The handy large pocket with zip closure keeps your wallet, phone, and other small belongings safe. Unfolded it measures a generous 180x220cm but folds down to fit neatly into a compact, drawstring microfibre carry bag.
They are the perfect companion on your next trip to the beach, pool, picnic, or campground. The cleverly included central slit for your beach umbrella means that you also have the option to use your umbrella and keep everyone shaded on those blazing hot days.
A different design on each side allows for a different choice each time, depending on your mood and setting. Two looks for the price of one!
Name of Design
summer days beach mat
Origin of Design
Australian Aboriginal, 10% paid to artist
Origin of Artist
1.8 x 2.2m
Fabric / Materials
Recycled Microfibre in a microfibre drawstring carry bag
Sand-free, UPF 50+
Machine washable, hang on the line to dry.
Not suitable for children under 3 years
- Picnic blanket
- Perfect for beach
- Outdoor concerts or sports events
- Throw or cover for car seat
- Great for camping