The Hogla Round Placemat convinces with its natural but modern design. Use them to decorate and protect your dinner table.
All products are handcrafted from 100% natural and eco-friendly materials. They can slightly vary in size, shape and colour but are all 100% original.
Materials & Production
- Quickly renewable weed grass
- Naturally grown
- 100% manual production process
- Saves water
- No dyes
- Uses no electricity
The hogla collection is woven by hand by specialized craftspeople. They braid or roll the plant material into ropes first or they work with pre-braided ropes. After braiding, they can start weaving the placemat. The weaving and braiding techniques are based on ancient traditions. The choice of technique depends on the kind of plant fibre or the design.
The Hogla Placemat Weavers from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Our handwoven placemats are made by rural men from Bangladesh who travel to the capital city to find work between seeding and harvest time. The workers are provided with a roof over their heads along with cooking and bathing facilities. They do not have to pay for their accommodation and are paid a fair price for each basket they make while they determine their own pace. Although they sleep and work in a very modest workshop it protects them from being underpaid and sleeping on the streets.
Placemats from Natural Fibre
These placemats are made from natural leaf fibres. These materials are simply sundried and may contain colour variation and or stains caused by natural elements. Although the material as a whole is strong the individual leaves can be delicate. Please handle with care. When stained, clean gently with a cloth and a very mild detergent. Do not rub to avoid colour difference and damage to the product.