Placemat by Margo Selby
Placemat by Margo Selby
Placemat by Margo Selby
Placemat by Margo Selby
Placemat by Margo Selby
Placemat by Margo Selby
Placemat by Margo Selby
Placemat by Margo Selby

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Placemat by Margo Selby

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Gather around your table with these placemats designed in collaboration with Margo Selby. Each is handwoven by Syrian refugees out of strips of life vest material and up-cycled blanket fabric.

  • 2 per set
  • 18” x 15”
  • Colors vary

Meet the Artisans

Country: Greece

Demographic of Artisans: Refugees

Hundreds of women and children fled their war ravaged homes seeking safety in Greece with little more than the life jackets they were given. These jackets have been resurrected, transformed, and woven into beautiful textiles by the very women whose lives they saved not once, but over and over again.

Love Welcomes

Love Welcomes

The Welcome Project 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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Beautiful rug

This is a great rug with lovely colors and a wonderful back story. We love it. (The white and red “love welcomes” tag is on both sides, FYI).

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Welcome Mat

I love the welcome mat - I have to run my fingers over the strips of the life jacket and pray.

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I ordered 2 sets of place mats which were not block. They did not lay flat on my table and not blocked to look properly. I sent one set back for replacement or refund. I want to support your cause but I also want a quality product. I use the lotions and soaps which I enjoy. I have not used the pest spray yet. Keep up your mission with good work. Jan Holland

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Nicely packaged

Very durable; love the bright color and repurposed use of material

Holli A.
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Love the Pillow Covers

They fit perfectly over my existing porch pillows. I want everyone to see the new covers and share the story

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Beautiful Mat

I am using my new aqua Love Welcomes mat as a wall hanging. The life jacket orange is becoming an accent color for the room. It's softer and more pliable than I anticipated from experience with other rag rug style mats.

Rita F.
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Placemats a big hit

They are fine mats and best of all is being able to remember that they were made by refugee immigrants in Greece.

Lori T.
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Love the floor mat!

I love the color and look of the floor mat. I would definitely buy again and recommend them

Michele V.
United States
Welcome mat

I love my welcome mat-everytime I look at it I feel good that I helped out some refugees. I wish it was a little stiffer but otherwise it is great. Thank you

Kelly J.
United States

My mat has a prominent place in my kitchen. It makes me smile every time I glance at it, thinking of the women impacted by it. Thank you for what you do!

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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 flat rate shipping  
  • Free shipping on orders over $70  

We offer a 30 day return window for product purchased from, The Shop At Thistle Farms or at an official Thistle Farms pop-up event. A pre-paid shipping label will be provided and the $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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