Where are Love Mae products made?
We are very proud that most of our products are made locally to our studio (Byron Bay, Australia), however our bamboo dinnerware is made in China. (We can assure you that our factory is a lovely one and we are proud to work with them).
Where is Love Mae located?
Love Mae studio and warehouse is located in Byron Bay, Australia.
Can you purchase direct from the Love Mae warehouse?
Although we are not a shop we do allow customers to shop direct from the warehouse. We encourage you to order your items on the website and choose ‘Local Pickup’ for postage. This way we can have your order ready for you when you come to pick it up.
Why bamboo and not melamine?
Love Mae really does take their environmental decision seriously and therefore we choose bamboo instead of melamine to make our dinner sets. Why… because bamboo will bio-degrade whereas melamine will never break down and cannot be re-used. We are also pleased that our bamboo dinner sets are made from a bi-product of the bamboo industry. Meaning…. we don’t harvest bamboo to produce our products and instead use the waste from other industry.
Can Love Mae dinner sets be put in the dishwasher?
Absolutely we recommend that they be used in the top shelf where the temperatures are a little lower for longevity.
Will my bamboo dinner set break if thrown on the floor?
Bamboo is very similar to melamine in its ability to break, you need to take care that they are not dropped on hard surfaces such as concrete and tiles. Although they can generally take a lot of wear and tear, the odd fall on the wrong point can have them split.
Can I use Love Mae Bamboo dinner sets in the microwave?
Unfortunately our bamboo is not recommended for the microwave.
Fabric Decals vs Vinyl?
Our decals are made out of fabric and with that comes lots of positives. The fabric is a polyester weave with a water based adhesive which means they have no pvc’s, are bio degradable and are non toxic. The advanced water based adhesive allows them to be re-used over and over again so no need to throw them out when your little one pulls them off the wall... just re-apply them. The quality of fabric decals are far more superior than the vinyl counterparts.
How do I apply my decals?
We recommend that you clean your walls before you apply them. And then it is a simple case of peel and stick. It’s that easy. It is helpful to have a pair of scissors to cut any stubborn threads. Because they are re-usable you can move them around until you get them exactly how you want them. How lovely! If you are moving or wishing to store them, just place them back on their backing sheet and re-use at a later date. (Should you not have your original backing sheet, glossy baking paper will also work).
Will your fabric decals damage my walls?
Definitely not! They will not harm surfaces. We do however hope you are mindful when it comes to fresh paint. We would recommend waiting two weeks until you stick decals on it. Please be mindful that our stickers will peel off bubbling or peeling paint. If unsure or worried try putting up a sample for a couple of weeks before applying the full scene. DO NOT use can chemicals or cleaning products on your decals, it will damage them. This also includes chemicals on your walls that the stickers will be stuck to. Certain paint finishes will not guarantee adhesion. (ie. oil based paints and heavily textured walls.)
What surfaces do they stick on?
Our decals stick on almost any surface.... tongue and groove, VJ, timber, glass, cement rendered, brick and all your other standard surfaces such as plasterboard etc. If unsure feel free to check with us first.