So You Can Keep Your Surfaces Safe

There are few things more annoying than water stains and table rings—you know the ones. That’s why we’re all #TeamCoaster here! Plus, many coasters nowadays are more than just functional; they’re downright chic.

From countertop to tabletop, here are our favorites made with sustainable materials, crafted by artisans, and designed to last for your next decade of drinks and dinner parties (and beyond).

Is your table too far gone? Here are our favorite sustainable coffee tables.

1. Andrew Molleur

Based In | Kingston, NY
Ethics | Artisan-made, sustainable materials, made-to-order in the USA
Materials | Porcelain & cork
Price | $34 for a set of four

Coasters you actually want to show off? It’s possible! Andrew Molleur’s porcelain and cork coasters are dually inspired by nature and architecture. Each set of four—available in two options, solid sand or swirly carrara—is made-to-order, just for you (and your piping hot or cold beverage). 

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2. Arra David & Anne Johnson

Based In | Windham, NH
Ethics | Artisan-made, reclaimed & recycled materials, made in the USA
Materials | Reclaimed granite, glass, & foam
Price | $42 for a set of two

Consider yourself a wine aficionado? Then you’ll love this coaster set from Arra David and Anne Johnson. The set comes with two stemless white wine glasses, two wine chilling stones, and two coasters made from recycled granite countertops. Plus, these coasters are uniquely designed to stop your drink from tipping. (If you’re more of a whiskey drinker, they have a coaster for that, too!)

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3. Areaware

Based In | Brooklyn, NY
Ethics | Artisan-made, sustainable materials
Materials | Beechwood, cork, MDF wood
Price | $20 for a set of six

Areaware, a gift and home accessories brand out of Brooklyn, teams up with independent designers to bring their ideas to life. That means every item produced is exclusive to the brand, like these tile coasters from Bower Studios. The six coasters can be arranged in a multitude of ways, like a 3D tabletop mosaic. Talk about a conversation piece.

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Based In | National City, CA
Ethics | Artisan-made in Uganda, fair trade, carbon-neutral shipping
Materials | Raffia, sisal, & banana fibers, organic dyes
Price | $26–$98 for a set of four

KAZI’s mission is to offer gainful employment, training, and fair wages for local artisans across Africa. These Ugandan coasters are made with sustainable materials that can be found nearby—like sisal and banana fibers—then dyed with locally sourced inks. The result? Nearly two dozen coaster sets with gorgeous designs, rich colors, and even a few with fringe.



Based In | Jacksonville, NC
Ethics | Artisan-made, biodegradable & sustainable fibers, made in the USA, carbon-neutral shipping
Materials | Cotton & linen
Price | $13.75–$14.75 for a set of four

SUZUYA, based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, offers mats, napkins, and coasters sewn from eco-friendly materials. These linen and cotton coasters, which come in sets of four, are minimalist, quick-drying, and fully biodegradable. We don’t know about you, but we’ll be grabbing these simple coasters for our dinner parties—they add just the right touch of elegance.


6. Hawkins New York

Based In | Hudson, NY
Ethics | Artisan-made, sustainable materials, ethically made in Kenya
Materials | Leather & glass
Price | $48 for a set of four

Few things are more confusing than the “whose glass is this?” debate, which is why Hawkins New York created its beaded coasters to each look slightly different! This leather set is handmade exclusively by a women’s collective in Kenya, and each one is finished with traditional African beading. Available in one of three colors, all adorned with cross patterns!

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7. Thai Home Shop

Based In | Bangkok, Thailand
Ethics | Artisan-made, sustainable materials, ethically handwoven in Thailand, carbon-neutral shipping
Materials | Rattan fibers
Price | $19.90–$23.90 for a set of four

Through its handicrafts, Thai Home Shop provides a secondary income to local farmers and retired communities in Thailand. And these woven coaster sets traditionally made from rattan are some of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen—especially the floating edges that hold your drink in place. (Hint: These are lovely housewarming gifts.)

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8. Graf Lantz

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Sustainable materials, made in the USA, low waste
Materials | Felt wool
Price | $24 for a set of four

Los Angeles-based Graf Lantz designer is all about Merino wool—even for coasters—for a good reason: Naturally hydrophobic, felt wool is an ideal material to help keep your tabletops dry. These coasters are inspired by “Bierfilzl,” or traditional felt beer coasters, so they’re also extremely durable and heavy-duty. Grab your set of four in chromatic colors!

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9. Jeff Davis

Based In | Philadelphia, PA
Ethics | Artisan-made, reclaimed materials, made in the USA
Materials | Reclaimed records
Price | $18 for a set of six

Music-lovers will love these coasters from Jeff Davis. Made from actual vinyl records, you’ll receive a set of six from different music genres—a surprise worth the wait. And not to worry, each disc is sealed so condensation won’t leak through. Handmade in Philadelphia, this is upcycling at its finest.

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