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love milo cork placemats

Over recent months people having been looking to natural materials like cork to decorate their homes, from flooring, lighting and furniture, to kitchen utensils and, now, tableware too. Love Milo's ongoing commitment to sustainability and preserving the environment is reflected in their contemporary collection of homeware, inspired by the African environment. These new cork placemats (also on page 24 of our January/February 2013 issue) are their latest offering, which would make for the perfect place setting alongside their other trendy products. If you're wondering where the cork comes from, designer and owner Nicki Ellis tells us, 'We use the offcuts of wine corks which are then recycled and compressed'. Chosen for its eco-friendly properties and durability, Nicki adds, 'The idea to use materials like wood and cork is an extension of our designs which are always of trees and natural elements'. What's more, cork is non-allergenic and extremely versatile, so we doubt you'll struggle to find a place for these beauties in your home! Choose between a black or white print depending on your personal preference. Get them at R400 for a set of four from the new Love Milo shop, 99 Loop Street, Cape Town, from Weylandts stores, or online from For more Love Milo products see below: