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Our editors have reviewed dozens of sustainable table runners and tablecloths—these are the best brands for quality, eco-friendly runners for your dining table.

A quality tablecloth or runner can instantly turn any table from drab to fab: Simply layer on the table linens of your choice, add a few candlesticks, votives, or a bread basket, and voila. Your space now exudes elegance and warmth.

Decorate your dream dining situation with these tablecloths and runners below, from brands simultaneously focused on sustainability and style. From pom-pom linen tablecloths to hemp table runners, you’ll find what you need the next time you’re hoping to gather around the table.

Our Criteria:

  • ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS | Each of these runners and tablecloths is made of natural or recycled materials. Many of the below come with third-party certifications to guarantee consumer safety and sustainability for our earth.
  • FUNCTION | Our editors have personally tested these tablecloths and runners, done extensive research on the brands, and scoured online reviews to find the best brands.
  • ENVIRONMENT | Each brand takes care of its employees and the earth, along with its customers. These companies are committed to caring for the environment and to safe labor practices. Some of these runners are also artisan made.

Don’t forget cloth napkins, either! And while you’re upgrading, consider these ceramic plates or sustainable cutlery.


1. Magic Linen

Eco friendly packaging
OEKO-TEX® certified

Materials | European flax linen
Our Pick | Striped in Natural Linen Tablecloth ($68)
Price Range | $31–$100

Magic Linen combines form and function when creating its line of home goods. Using OEKO-TEX certified European linen, the team designs and handcrafts each piece in Vilnius, Lithuania—from feminine ruffled runners to simple, stunning tablecloths in nearly a dozen colors. These tabletop linens are stone-washed for maximum softness too, and they’ll look even better over time. 😍


2. MINNA

B corp
Handcrafted

Materials | Cotton
Our Pick | Albers Runner Meadow ($80)
Price Range | $78–$145

MINNA, a certified B Corp, teams up with artisans and cooperatives around the world to create its line of elevated, elegant, and ethically made home goods. The tablecloths and runners are meticulously crafted in Guatemala and Mexico, and you can learn more about the makers on each product page. No matter which you choose, these gorgeously designed linens will serve as the perfect backdrop for your next dinner party.


3. Oddbird

Recycled materials
Warranty offered

Materials | Cotton
Ethics | Upcycled & sustainable cotton, artisan-made in Turkey, fair labor & wages, made in small batches, complimentary lifetime repairs
Our Pick | Waste-Not-Want-Not Ottoman Table Runner ($69)
Price Range | $69

Add some texture to your table with Oddbird’s Waste-Not-Want-Not Ottoman Table Runner. Available in 10 patterns and colors, the table runners are made with upcycled fabric from the brand’s popular Ottoman Blankets. (You also buy matching coasters!) Oddbird offers complimentary lifetime repairs, so its emphasis on low waste and longevity is evident throughout.


4. Food52

Small business

Materials | Varies (organic cotton, recycled paper linen)
Our Pick | Borrowed Blu’s Cotton Crinkle Runner ($135)
Price Range | $29–$210

Food52 sources only the best when it comes to cookware and kitchen goods. And the online marketplace’s collection of tablecloths and linens lives up to the hype, too. Sourced from small businesses like Henry Handwork, Celina Mancurti, and our favorite, Borrowed Blu, these handmade runners and tablecloths are made with natural or sustainable materials. The Cotton Crinkle Runner—available in Sky blue, Stone gray, and Pinot pink—is as dreamy as it is stylish.


5. Terraklay

Handcrafted

Materials | Cotton, natural dyes, banana fibers
Our Pick | Geetha Shibori Tie-Dye Runner ($70)
Price Range | $59–$70

Manvee Vaid, the founder of Terraklay, spent years working with folk and tribal artist communities in India. Today, the homewares brand works with women artisans who use traditional techniques whenever possible. Terraklay’s collection of table runners features two styles: modern runners made with banana leaves and shibori runners with tie-dye, rectangular, and ombre designs—all with natural dyes. You (and your guests) won’t be able to take your eyes off of them.


6. Parachute

Gives back
OEKO-TEX® certified

Materials | European flax linen
Our Pick | Linen Waffle Tabletop Runner in Cream ($59)
Price Range | $59–$129

Parachute partners with high-quality makers around the globe for its bedding, bath, and home goods. The Linen Waffle Tabletop Collection includes napkin sets, table runners, and tablecloths in five rich colors: natural, cream, sienna, dusk, and cabernet. Whether you decide to match or mix these linens, they’ll effortlessly upgrade any dining table—from appetizer to dessert.


7. Bole Road Textiles

Handcrafted

Materials | Ethiopian cotton
Our Pick | Allen Table Runner – Onyx ($95)
Price Range | $85–$115

Bole Road Textiles is a New York-based design studio with deep roots in Ethiopia. Not only is the cotton sourced from the region, but these runners are produced there too, by women artisans who’ve kept their culture’s traditional techniques alive. Makers receive fair wages and the weaving studios are owned and run by women entrepreneurs as well. Align your home with your values with one of these modern table runners (and matching placemats and napkins).


8. Kiriko

Handcrafted
Recycled materials

Materials | Hemp
Our Pick | Ban Inoue Table Runner in Yellow Waves ($52)
Price Range | $52

Kiriko embraces a Japanese value called Mottainai: Waste nothing and recycle everything. That’s why this Japanese-led brand is all about upcycling and sourcing sustainable textiles, traditional and local craftsmanship, and focusing on quality over quantity. Kirko’s table runners are made with 100 percent hemp, finished with bold, vibrant colors, and ethically produced in Nara Prefecture, Japan.


9. By Mölle

Natural materials

Materials | Linen
Ethics | Sustainable materials, ethically & locally made in Europe
Our Pick | Linen Tablecloth in Sea Shell (€129)
Price Range | €129–€149

Hailing from Dalfsen in the Netherlands, By Mölle has spent the last decade in business celebrating slow and sustainable living. All the brand’s products are made with locally sourced, natural materials and crafted from start to finish in Europe. Choose from two styles of linen tablecloths (plain or fringed), as well as matching napkins, both available in a handful of muted colors. We’re big fans of these neutral styles inspired by nature—who wouldn’t want to enjoy a meal on these?

 


Featured image from Oddbird