Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat

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Welcome Mat

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These welcome mats serve as a symbol of welcome and acceptance for refugees.

Woven out of fabrics available within the camp and vicinity. Each mat contains strips of life jacket fabric of various colors and up-cycled blanket fabric.

  • Approximately 32" x 24"
  • Colors vary

Meet the Artisans

Country: Greece

Demographic of Artisans: Refugees

Love Welcomes launched in 2017 in response to the refugee crisis in Greece. The founding principle was simple: create hope from despair. Equip women with the resources to weave welcome mats out of the very lifevests they wore as they fled the dangerous conditions of their homes in pursuit of freedom and safety. 

Your purchase creates jobs, which create resources, independence, and confidence for refugee women. By investing in women, you are investing in families and you are investing in the refugee community – meaning access to vital services.

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Love Welcomes

Love Beckons. Love Heals. Love Welcomes.

Love Welcomes works with 9 women in the Ritsona Refugee Camp through a weaving social enterprise. The weavers receive a fair salary, while the entire camp benefits from access to legal assistance and food security from the sale of the homewares.

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Sheryl P.
United States
In love with my welcome mat...

Perfect. The size is good for so many places.

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Pillow Case from Greece

Excellent quality! I really like this product!

Caroline B.
United States United States
Beautiful pillow case

Fits perfectly on my new couch and I love the cause it supports!

Amirah I.
United States United States
Welcome Mat used at Grace Circle

We use the welcome mat for grace circle for our survivors. It's been a well loved tradition in our 1st safe home so we are continuing it in the second. It's wonderful for all of us to use something regularly made by survivors, and is an inspiration to the women currently in our home.

Sue D.
United States United States
Excellent product

I bought them as Christmas gifts for family and they love them!

United States United States
Fantastic!! it is heartwarming to give a beautiful handmade present that makes a difference in the lives of those who made the piece.

Also appreciate the efficient and timely shipment in which the gift made it to the recipient!!

Kathleen P.
United States United States

Excellent. I love supporting Thistle Farms and these placemats are beautiful and match our colors perfectly.

Fiona P.
United States United States
A Rug and a Conversation!

Everybody that comes through my door ( not so many these days Of Covid) comments on the Welcome Mats I have at entryways and bathrooms. I love these floor mats and I love to witness the look on somebody’s face when they hear a little of the backstory. The mats are extremely durable, resilient and beautiful - just like the women refugees that weave them.

Thistle Farms Welcome Mat Review
United States United States
Love it! and the story behind them.

wonderful quality and craftsmanship! It reminds me of the beautiful group of women who made them!

United States United States
Authentic Reminder of Hardship & Grace

I own this mat and have bought more for friends. I think it serves as a reminder that this world is not perfect and to welcome the least of these as a gift.

Shipping & Returns

Because the well-being of our team is our greatest priority, we are maintaining a much smaller team to pick, pack, and ship orders. Fulfillment may take 3-5 days (though we will do our best for it to be faster). When your order arrives, know that it will be packed with care, gratitude, and love.

We currently ship to the contiguous United States and Alaska.  

  • $8.50 flat rate shipping  
  • Free shipping on orders over $100  

We offer a 30 day return window for product purchased from ThistleFarms.org, The Shop At Thistle Farms or at an official Thistle Farms pop-up event. A pre-paid shipping label will be provided and a $7 shipping cost dedicated from the refund.  For exchanges, please process a return and re-order the item you wish to receive.

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