All Natural Bamboo is the setting for this place mat. Bamboo is one of the world's best renewable resources in that is grows fast, renews after harvest, and is as strong as some metals. Not to mention the natural beauty in the material. These place settings are made with strips of bamboo slats that create a unique place setting look. Beautifully lined with a lighter fabric border. The slatted design allows for the place mats to be rolled up for easy storage.