Cambodian student in classroom

Your purchase with Life Interwoven will create a great impact to a disadvantaged community. So far we have helped 126 children to go to school.

  • 28 students to e-learning for one month
  • 3 students to virtual and drop-in classes for one year
  • 60 Cambodian children to learn English/Khmer languages
  • 20 children to learn art classes
  • 15 preschool children to access daily education, hygiene supplies and school starter kits
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Life Interwoven is a social enterprise founded by  a group of like minded friends with the inspiration to fight disadvantage and poverty as well as helping to conserve traditional textile and handicrafts in South East Asia.

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Set of 2 Natural Handwoven Cotton Placemats – Navy Blue


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A new cotton placemat has been introduced by the Napanad Women’s Weaving Guild (Taidam)
from north-eastern Thailand. The Taidam are an ethnic group. They migrated from China and
Vietnam to settle in Thailand in late 19th century. Life Interwoven works with Taidam to create this
beautiful placemat.
Taidam dyed it from botanical colours.
This cotton placemat is handwoven and outstanding for your dining table set.
It is a great housewarming gift for friends who love natural products. It is great for family members who love the home decoration. It is a perfect gift for friends or family who just decorate their new kitchen or home. The size of the placemats is larger than normal. They are big enough for glass/cup placement.

Please note that these products are made by artisans. Some slight variation in colour, size and finish may, therefore, occur in the product range.
Delivery is carbon offset

“Yes. Thank you. We have received the placemats and they are beautiful.”
“Hello, The placemats are perfect. Thank you very much!”

Please contact us if you want to purchase more or less than this set.

– Machine wash on a gentle cycle, dry in shade. Alternatively, one of our clients soaked them with
soapy water for half an hour. Then rinse them and lay them flat in the shade to dry. It may slightly
shrink after wash.
– The original colours may slightly vary from the photograph.
– Dimensions: W: 34 cm, L: 46 cm. Weight per unit (approx.): 110g
– 100% Cotton


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About us

Life Interwoven breathes new life into the traditional skills and craft developed over generations in South East Asia. In doing so, we help create an entrepreneurial system of support for disadvantaged, local communities.

Working with local artisans and community members, Life Interwoven helps move them towards a fair, sustainable, livelihood. Artisans are ‘re-presented’ to new markets, who get to see and experience just how beautiful and relevant their products are, no matter where they live. Local community makers offer skills and artistry in return for a fair wage so that they can live a dignified life and send their children to school.

All of the products are both ethical and sustainable and range from gorgeous homewares to unique accessories and fashion.

We partner with a number of artisan groups around South East Asia. Through Life Interwoven’s sale scheme, these people can increase their income, allowing them to provide for their families, and maintain their local communities.


Suwanna Hardwick, a Thai Native, migrated to Australia after married to her Australian husband, David Hardwick. She worked full-time for corporates while she was in Thailand but on weekends she worked with refugees living on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Suwanna worked for over ten years in homes for disadvantaged children. She sought out donations of money or materials from companies in Thailand, recruited friends and used her own income to help the children. She also assisted refugees in locating Thai relatives which meant they could apply for Thai citizenship allowing them to leave the refugee camps and build lives for themselves.

Inspired by the book, “Social Business” by Mohammud Yunus, and believing that a trading business set up to help people in positive ways would have a more lasting effect than direct donations, Suwanna, her husband and several like-minded friends who were keen to assist with funding the start-up social enterprise started – Life Interwoven in 2014.

We are an Australian social enterprise selling a range of unique ethical gifts and products. Our ethical homewares, lifestyle and textile products are made by our community artisan partners. We follow fair trade principles and use natural and sustainable materials. We support educational opportunities for children in South East Asia from our proceeds.

Shipping costs

Shipping from Australia
Within Australia $12.50

National Shipping Details

Maximum shipping charge per order $20.00

Ships From: Australia

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