- How are your play mats different from other brands?
Tribe West offers the only multi-purpose play mat featuring unique, contemporary designs made of natural, hygienic and harmless materials. You can feel safe using Tribe West play mats since they’re non-toxic and flame-retardant, unlike many foam play mats on the market. EVA foam play mats have been found to off-gas formamide, and mats made of phthalate-free PVC have been found to leach plasticizers.
Tribe West play mats are designed with active families in mind, which means they’re easy to clean. In fact, we designed our hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, anti-fungal mats to repel liquids, dirt and stains.
Plus, many foam play mats on the market are only offered in primary colors or trite patterns; however, Tribe West’s one-piece play mats offer a unique, stylish alternative to complement your décor and style. Because our mats are made of one piece, they’re also more portable and versatile than other play mats, making them the perfect choice for yoga, a playdate with friends, or family time at home.
- What are your play mats made of?
Tribe West family play mats are made with 100% natural rubber bases and sustainably-harvested Portuguese Cork or quick-clean Polyester tops.
- What is all-natural rubber?
Natural rubber latex is dried from the white sap of the Pará rubber tree (hevea brasiliensis), which is indigenous to South America, but is currently also grown in Southeast Asia and Western Africa. It’s known for its elasticity, high resilience, and for being extremely waterproof. Plus, it’s biodegradable and eco-friendly. Natural rubber is commonly used in many everyday products, such as tires, clothing, flooring, adhesives and gloves.
- How is your Cork harvested?
Our Cork can be found on the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber), and is sustainably harvested by traditional methods from the very Portuguese oak trees that supply 70 percent of wine corks globally. Cork is typically stripped off the trees (by hand) in late spring or summer, and is quickly replaced by new layers of cork, making it exceptionally sustainable.
The Portuguese have been utilizing cork for three-hundred years, and for good reason. Not only is it natural, eco-friendly and sustainably sourced, but Portuguese cork is also non-toxic, antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, stain resistant, slip-resistant and anti-static. Talk about a wonder-material!
- What are the benefits of a polyester play mat surface?
Polyester is an ideal material for a family play mat since it’s durable, water-resistant, quick drying, mildew and abrasion resistant.
- Do your play mats repel liquids?
Yes. Tribe West play mats are designed to repel liquids, dirt and grime, leaving a surface that can easily be wiped clean.
- Are your play mats safe for my baby?
Yes. Our play mats are chemical-free and organically non-toxic, making them safe for your entire family. So, you can feel safe placing our play mats in your baby’s nursery.
Plus, they can easily be kept clean since they’re hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, anti-fungal and stain resistant. Tribe West play mats are also slip-resistant, anti-static and flame-retardant.
- Are your play mats non-toxic?
Yes. Tribe West grew out of a need for a safe and comfortable space for our children to play. So you can rest assured that the materials we use for our family play mats are organically non-toxic, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and anti-static and flame-retardant. Tribe West play mats are made with 100% natural rubber bases and your choice of Portuguese Cork or Polyester tops. We believe in making products that are both safe for your family and beautiful for your home.
- Do your play mats come in different sizes?
Yes. Tribe West play mats are available in various shapes, sizes and materials. We also offer stylish place mats made from the same high-quality natural rubber and Portuguese cork as our family play mats.
- Where can I use your family play mats?
Tribe West play mats are both comfortable and functional, and can be used for both indoor and outdoor play. Our multi-purpose mats are ideal for your active lifestyle, and can be used for playing games, decorating a stylish nursery, enjoying an outdoor picnic at the park, or even practicing yoga.
- Is Tribe West globally conscious?
Tribe West is a socially-conscious home product designer with a mission to give back. A portion of every sale goes directly back to our artisan partners. All of our products are made with a meaning and a purpose, and a consideration to their environmental impact.