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Woven placemats

Table setting is common to many events like wedding, party, anniversary and to home decoration. We can’t help but mention woven placemat, a handmade plate to create your table setting. If you’re looking for stunning woven placemats made of rattan, seagrass and water hyacinth, this article was meant to be yours. 

Production process

Phase 1: Harvest

Harvesting takes a lot of time and work. After being gathered, split, and sorted, the fiber is dried in the sun for 3-4 days. Well-dried strands are sturdy, soft, and smooth, with naturally appealing colors. When not being dried naturally, it rots and darkens, making it inappropriate for handicraft production. 

Phase 2: Processing

 Handmade place mats from raw materials vary somewhat in size, form, and color. 

Shaping (Optional): Several weaving patterns should use metal frames to shape and strengthen the products.

Weaving: This is the method of creating a tight fabric by interlacing two sets of strands (warp and weft). 

After that, natural materials can be dyed or painted when it comes to coloring.

Dyeing: Fiber must be colored before weaving, however, it is appropriate for dyeing with dark colors, which may fade over time.

Painting: Products will be painted once they have been weaved. It can be painted in a variety of colors but the paint will readily peel easily.

Phase 3: Finishing

This is a key stage in the production of handicrafts, including trimming, cleaning, gluing (to make items well-shaped and mold-free), and overall shaping.

Phase 4: Inspection and packing

Placemats are finished in Arteco Phu Hy’s factory are inspected about quantity and quality.

About quantity, we will check the number of each model/design/color and quantity of whole order.

About quality, we will check the product’s size, color, moisture. Specifically, cutting redundant parts, adjusting product form, and eliminating distorted and cracked things. All unqualified products will be discarded from production.

Finally, the final products will be packed in bubble wrap or paper, then all are put in standard export carton boxes. In particular, our company also provides customized packaging services according to customer’s requirements, including customized logo, tag label, moisture-proof bag, small box for individual packing.

Types of placemat: 

Placemats are classified into some groups

As materials, there are rattan placemats, seagrass placemats, water hyacinth placemats

As shape, there are round placemats, rectangular placemats, oval placemats.

As pattern placemats, there are plain, fringed and pattern placemat.

Plain or Basic Placemat

A plain handcrafted placemat may be the perfect finishing touch to your table setting. Despite their simplicity, our basic placemat items are available in a variety of materials and forms, allowing you to select the most appropriate item for your style. Patterns or not, natural material and a complicated hand-weaving design with diverse forms mean they will give your house a cozy look and liven up your meals.

Fringe Placemats

This design will have more highlights than the usual placemat with a few accents. Fibers are placed in turn around the placemats in eye-catching circulating forms. The fringe part is made of various materials as the primary material of the placemat, cotton fibre, bead or shell. With a rustic appearance, it will bring any event design to the next level.

Patterned Placemat

With their unique designs and vibrant colors, these placemats will liven up your dining table. These patterns are made using a basic yet effective dyeing method and meticulous hand-weaving techniques. Notably, the colors are made to withstand heat and water while still maintaining their vibrant hues. Simplicity in material also allows for an abundance of great designs – floral, spiral, stripes, and stars. 

Care instruction 

Cleaning your placemats is good hygiene and also not difficult. We’ll show you how to clean a placemat in 6 easy steps.

1. Inspect and Scrape Your Placemats

First, check for dried leftovers on your placemats. Scrape off any easily dirties using a butter knife. Be gentle and careful to avoid harming the surface. 

2. Scrub Your Placemats

Combine 1 tsp salt and 1 cup lemon juice/vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it over the placemat. Allow the solution to stand for 5-10 minutes. To get into the tiny crevices of the mat, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. 

3. Soak Away

Dissolve a light detergent or dish soap in warm water (ideally a PH-balanced mild soap). Soak the sponge in this solution and use it to gently wipe both sides of the placemat. 

4. Give the Placemats a Final Rinse

If there is still particulate leftover or your placemats are soapy, rinse them in cool or cold water under the faucet.

6. Dry and Store Your Placemats

After washing and thoroughly rinsing your placemats, hang them to dry on a clothesline or a hanging rack, or stack them on top of many paper towels. To avoid the formation of mold and mildew, allow each placemat to dry fully.

Cleaning rattan placemat with soft toothbrush with water

Note: 

  • You can’t wash placemats in the dishwasher. Hand-clean it thoroughly but gently.
  • Handcrafted products are woven together by strings. Do not wring or twist the placemat while cleaning. Vigorous rubbing will loosen it. 
  • Don’t immerse it in water. Bamboo or rattan is not wood; it is a tree-grass material that is fragile and can lose form if immersed in water for an extended period of time. 
  • Clean up spills as soon as possible; old and dried stains are difficult to remove.

Decoration styles 

Placemats are placed under the plates in the table and mainly for decoration on many occasions. Below are some of decoration styles set by natural placemats.

What makes wholesale woven placemats an ideal choice? 

Typical material of placemat

Placemats have long been used in table etiquette and play a crucial role in creating the perfect meal. Many materials have been used to make this item, but each has its own set of limitations.

  • Wood is non-slip and sturdy but rather heavy, making moving and setting up difficult.
  • Plastic is a popular material, yet it is hazardous to one’s health if exposed for an extended period of time, particularly with things linked to food, such as plates, knives, and forks. Furthermore, this material is not recyclable and is harmful to the environment.
  • Fabric appears to be a very flexible and easy-to-clean material, but it is not thick nor firm enough to keep your dishware steady during meals.
  • Paper cloth seems to be a light and environmentally friendly material, however, paper goods are not durable, cannot be cleaned, and are often used just once. It’s also not thick enough to insulate and protect your countertop, and it’s likely to slip while you dine.

But Hand-woven placemat made of natural materials can solve all these problems. 

Supervisor woven placemat

Woven placemat is sufficient in thickness to protect and insulate your dining table. It is well-made from 100% durable natural materials that are heat resistant to withstand the heat from hot pans and plates, resulting in a long-lasting product. Handcrafted are non-slip, allowing you to dine comfortably without fear of spilling. This item is also lightweight and easy to clean after use.

Furthermore, they contribute to creating the main tone, which makes the meal more artistic. The woven placemat gives warmth and natural appeal to modern indoor dining tables, tropical outdoor dinner parties, and fresh holiday picnics. The product works well for a variety of styles, including Bohemian, Minimalism, Rustic, Vintage, or Scandinavian. 

Arteco Phu Hy – Best choice for wholesaler

Finding a reliable manufacturer supplier has never been simple. This is getting increasingly difficult as growing freight costs force prices even higher. Understanding this situation, Arteco Phu Hy is dedicated to offering the best support for your development. This includes competitive product pricing, tight quality control, and timely delivery.

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