In 2014, Mare & Jess created the original mat as a portable place to gather with their families. With buttery soft vegan leather on top and durable suede on bottom, it evoked the luxury of genuine leather while offering the functionality of faux. Soft as a blanket, easier than a beach towel, it’s still our #1 bestseller. Our original Gathre mat was born out of this mentality, it gave us a literal space to gather with our kids, but was always about more. It was about making the effort to create a moment. Not a blip or a blur or a blink of an eyes and a space of time where we could stop and be together.