Why We’re Obsessed With Gathre Mats

As moms who want items for our families that appeal to our sense of style, we could not be more obsessed with Gathre Mats. With both leather and vegan options, these miracle mats come in a range of shapes and sizes and can be used for yoga, feeding, tummy time, beach dates, park picnics and more!

child lying on leather world map mat

Founded by best friends and mamas, Jess & Mare, Gathre was born from their shared desire to be able to press pause on the craziness of life and create a literal space for them to gather with their families. Passionate about interior design and finding non-toxic and sustainably produced products, the pair dreamed up a leather mat that embodies what it means to be versatile. And by ‘versatile,’ we mean SERIOUSLY VERSATILE.


Today, their collection has evolved to include mats that meet the needs of families around the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re a city dweller or country kid, Gathre has created something to suit your lifestyle. Made from soft yet durable leather and backed with flocked suede, Gathre Mats are water-resistant, wipeable and can be used for pretty much anything, anywhere, anytime.

Available from infant change-mat size all the way up to a large circle that can accommodate a family, we love using Gathre mats for:

Tummy time

Craft time

Story time

Changing diapers

As a splat mat for underneath a high chair

Practicing gymnastics

Backyard picnics

As a pet mat


Since they can be folded into a lightweight and compact package, we also love taking our Gathre mats to:

The beach

The park

The pool


Outdoor concerts

The airport

Soccer games

Dance recitals


The larger options can even be used as a tablecloth!

Gathre Midi Mat in Tannin

Because not everyone wants to use leather, we are thrilled that they also have a vegan option. Just as durable and amazing, they’re made from a synthetic blend that is free of animal by-products, PVC, phthalates and lead. This wonder material proved to be so awesome that they even made a bib out of it.

Gathre Vegan Leather Bib in Tannin Brown on boy

As mothers who believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for functionality, Jess & Mare’s collaboration with clothing brand, Rylee + Cru, was a no-brainer. Inspired by summer sunsets and nautical niceties, they teamed up to create sunset and stripe prints that complement any decor and add an element of playfulness.


Gathre Micro Mat in Sail

Gathre Micro + Mat in Sunset

Gathre Mini Mat in Sunset

Gathre Micro + Mat in Sail

There are a lot of reasons why we’re obsessed with Gathre Mats, but mostly – we absolutely love that they are intended to bring you and your little family back down to earth. We love that they’re something you’ll use for years, not months. With a minimalist design and neutral color palette, they’re an easy gift for newborns, birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings.

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