These non-woven textile placemats are made in Madagascar from wild-gathered and farm raised cocoons using a no-kill process that is sustainable and eco-friendly. The Placemats are made from the Ceranchia cocoon species and use the outer, more translucent layer of the Ceranchia cocoon. Some of the cocoons are left natural in color and some are dyed in eye-pleasing neutral and natural colors.
The non-woven textile is made by stitching the cocoons together using a clear filament that disappears in the texture of the placemat. The dyes used are color-fast and natural.
These placemats were sustainably sourced and made in Madagascar by CPALI, a poverty alleviation NGO in northeastern Madagascar that invests in local leadership, community ownership and linking these partners to global markets. 100% of the profits from Ta’na’na Silk are returned to Madagascar.
Care: Hand-wash only, warm or cold water. Hang on line to dry. Iron with steam iron on low-heat setting and place a pressing guard sheet over the silk to protect it while you iron.