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Modern Minimalist play mats made in South Africa

by | Aug 21, 2020 | Made in South Africa, Things we love | 42 comments

It’s no secret, we love supporting local and are always looking for products that can make our lives as parents a little easier… And that’s what Modern Easy does, especially with their gorgeous range of minimalist play mats made in South Africa.

As a mama herself, Danine Lamprecht understands the need for stylish, yet practical products that last. And firmly believes in “living life minimally and buying smart”.  She strives to design and manufacture sustainable and ethically made items that also support the future of our country.

It’s all about living easy, in a beautiful way…

And that’s what these play mats do.

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Made from soft bonded leather with a suede finish underneath. The play mats have a genuine leather feel minus the chemicals used in treating and tanning genuine leather goods. It’s also comfy to sit on – although younger kids and babies may need an extra layer of padding.

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The water-based polyurethane topcoat used in bonded leather is safe for babies and also makes these play mats extra durable and very easy to clean. All mats are water-resistant and can simply be wiped down with a wet cloth, hosed off, brushed or shook! That means mama can relax and worry about the mess later.

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Our mat is big, 1.4m x 1.4m but can still be rolled or folded up neat and compact. However, it’s so pretty, we rather hang it up for display on a wall hook – ready to grab when needed.

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More than just a playmat…

Use as a picnic blanket or place it under baby’s feeding chair for easy mealtime clean-ups. It also works well as a protective table cover while doing arts and crafts. Just be mindful of sharp objects that may tear and scratch the surface of your mat. I can definitely see this play mat “grow” with our family.

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And because these are play mats made in South Africa…

You can choose from various sizes and colours or send specific measurements for custom designs.

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It’s all super easy via the Modern Easy online store.

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You’ll also find loads of mindful, minimalist bags, bibs and the bamboo dinner sets (featured in this post too).

But first, we want to spoil one lucky mama with her own medium size play mat!

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Giveaway closed – Congratulations Joss van der Walt (Instagram)

How to enter

There are TWO ways to enter, you can complete one of these steps OR all of them to gain more entries:

  1. Leave a comment here telling us what colour mat you would like to win and be sure you’re following Modern Easy on Instagram.
  2. Visit our Instagram account too. Leave a comment under this post and tag who you think would like this competition.

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED – Congratulations @jossvanderwalt 💖 WIN A BEAUTIFUL MINIMALIST PLAY MAT FROM @moderneasy . Hands up if you still have a little “mess-maker” at home 🙋🏻‍♀️ Then mama, you need this! It’s the @moderneasy play mat. . You’ve seen us use ours inside, outside. For mealtimes, messy play, arts and crafts. On the floor, on a table… everywhere! It’s not just a comfy surface to plant my bum on but also helps keep our home clean. After use, I just do a quick wipe down. It can fold up neat and small but I think it’s actually too pretty to put away, so we rather hang it up on display 👌🏻 . It’s just so clever – probably coz it’s made by a mama 😊 We like ours so much, we think YOU need one too! . HOW TO WIN A PLAY MAT FOR YOURSELF: 1. Follow @moderneasy 2. Like this post and tag a friend 3. Tell us which colour mat you want to win 4. You can also entry by visiting the blog (LINK IN BIO) * Sharing this giveaway on your stories is appreciated but totally optional. . And that’s is mamas! . * This prize is for a medium sized mat (1.4×1.4m). The giveaway closes next Friday, 28 August. Winner will be chosen at random from entries across IG and the blog. Only open to SA residents. IG is not associated or responsible for this competition. 📸 @celestevander_berg . * Our mat, as photographed here is the medium, in rose colour 😉 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #giveawaytime #fridaymotivation #fridayfeature #featurefriday #madeinsouthafrica #madelocal #growingupwithsiblings #helplocalbuylocal #southafrica #justamamma #moderneasykids #momlifestyle #girlmomlife #boymoms #toddlermomlife #babymom #southafrican #kidsplayroom #supportsmallbusiness #southafricandesign #momssupportingmoms #momentrepreneur #mombosslife #motherofthree #bigfamilylife #fridayfreebie

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* This giveaway closes on the 28th of August 2020.

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  1. Only entries via Instagram and comments left below will be considered.
  2. Instagram is in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
  3. This giveaway is only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
  4. The winner must be 18+ years old.
  5. The giveaway closes on the 28th of August 2020.
  6.  The winner is picked at random and announced a few days later.
  7. This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
  8. Please enter valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
  9. The greatest care will be taken when mailing your prize but Just a Mamma and Modern Easy do not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.

PHOTO CREDIT |  Celeste Van der Berg from Celeste van der Berg Photography

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  1. Raquel

    Would love this mat in the night colour 💕🌃

  2. Sarah

    I’d love to win the cream/rose play mat! Desperately in need of one!

    • Clarisse Boessenkool

      Love all the colors but mostly Emerald and Rust! 😍

  3. caitie

    Such a clever idea!! The “mat” that we use for catching food spills under our high chair is a hideous plastic table cloth (think 70s brown and yellow flower vibes). This would be so much classier!! I love all the colors but would have to go with grey or rose.

  4. Rachelle

    So stunning🥰would love this in the grey colour!

  5. Velushka Swart

    Gorgeous! I would love a cream colour mat😍

  6. Jonelle

    I would love to win the Rose play mat for my little girl

  7. Carina

    The emerald is gorgeous👌

  8. Chloe Clemente

    So difficult to choose a fav, but I absolutely love the camel colour 😍

  9. Aimee

    I’d love to win a cream playmat. 🌈🚂

  10. Laura

    Rust looks beautiful ♥️

    • Annerina

      almost impossible to choose a colour!! favorites are night blue or grey!! 🎈😍 a must have!!

    • Anna

      I would absolutely love the rose mat!! 😍

  11. Aaqilah

    Rust please! its sooo pretty😍

  12. Nicola

    I’d love to have this playmat in camel or grey for our twins 😍

  13. Camy Adams

    I love the Rust….

  14. Hannah Van Zyl

    Rust or rose ❤️

  15. Marisela

    All colours are gorgeous 😍 can’t decide which one. Would love to win the grey 💖

  16. Annelize

    Rust looks so beautiful!! ❤️

  17. Roxanne

    Wow, what an amazing prize. Would love to win one in the night colour😍

  18. Nické

    This mat sounds super useful and so stylish! I think I need one that will fit under both of my little’s chairs! I love the night blue!

  19. Simoné Furniss

    Oooooo I would love the rust or camel!

  20. Lindsay Erasmus

    Love this mat! Love the camel colour 🥰

  21. Shanawaaz Leemam Essa

    Ah this is definitely a dream come true mat, especially with little minions all around & messing about 🤭. The Rust & grey are definitely gorgeous indeed!

  22. Alison Johannisen

    Grey would be awesome for my son and daughter

  23. Carla McIlroy

    I would love the Grey play mat for my little boy💙

  24. Tanya August

    Would love a night playmate as I have 2 kiddies who loves to mess.

  25. Tasha-Leigh

    These look amazing! Perfect for little M’s messyplay 😍 would love the Grey or rust

  26. thea lennox

    Wow love the Rose. Stunning and amazing

  27. Danielle

    Love this! And definitely need one in our messy home! Grey or cream would be lovely! 🤍

  28. Cheri Kok

    Rose – for my two girls ❤️❤️❤️

  29. Larissa Pillay

    Would absolutely love the play mat in rose 🌈

  30. Roxy Filmalter

    Love the camel.

  31. Tanja Nolten

    I am in love…. All the colour are gorgeous, however the camel stole my heart. Thank you for this great opportunity.

  32. Lize

    All beautiful but the grey goes with everything 🙌🏼

  33. Lesley Borchardt

    The mats are absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to get my hands on a rust / night mat. This would be perfect for playtime with a toddler and a second on the way. 🥰🌈

  34. Gizella Harding

    I would love this in Cream🥰

  35. Yvonne

    Love the cream or rose one! They all look beautiful though 🥰

  36. Saamiya

    I love the rose mat

  37. Caley

    So so clever – love these mats! And I’ve been eyeing out the cutlery and crockery too x

  38. Rag rompers

    Amazing. I would love the color Rust and creamy


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