9 Tablecloths And Runners For A Dreamy Dining Experience
Cotton, Hemp, & Linen Tablecloths For Your Home
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.
1. Magic Linen
Materials | European flax linen Ethics | OEKO-TEX certified linen, ethically made & locally sourced, low waste, eco-friendly packaging 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. 😍
Materials | Cotton Ethics | Certified B Corp, artisan-made in Central America, fair labor & wages, made in small batches, sustainable materials 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.
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.
Materials | Varies (organic cotton, recycled paper linen) Ethics | Sustainable materials, small businesses 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.
Materials | Cotton, natural dyes, banana fibers Ethics | Sustainable materials, artisan-made in small batches, fair labor & wages, traditional techniques 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.
Materials | European flax linen Ethics | OEKO-TEX certified & sustainable linen, ethically made in Portugal, gives back 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
Materials | Ethiopian cotton Ethics | Sustainable materials, artisan-made in Ethiopia, fair labor & wages, traditional techniques 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).
Materials | Hemp Ethics | Sustainable & upcycled materials, traditional techniques, ethically made in Japan 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
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
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