We should endeavor to think about our impacts on the environment at all times. One of the best ways you –the consumer- can help preserve our global ecosystem is by making smart, eco-conscious choices when shopping. If you’re someone who cares about having a positive effect on the environment, then these coir mats are for you. You might think, “How can one doormat possible affect the planet?” The truth is, every environmentally-friendly coir mat you buy helps keep the sustainable, family-owned workshops that produce them in business, reducing our planet’s reliance on impersonal, environmentally disastrous industrial methods of door mat production.
Eco-smart coir mats are made through a series of methods that, at all stages, have little to no negative impact on the planet. First, the coconuts coir comes from are cut down and shucked by the hands of skilled pickers. Some of these coir mats also feature natural or recycled rubbers. Natural rubber is siphoned from local rubber trees through non-damaging puncture methods, while the recycled rubber present in our coir doormats often come from repurposed automobile tires.
After the husks are shucked, they are placed in mechanical steel drums that help to separate the coir fibers from the pith of the coconut; the “pith” being a loose, clumpy material unsuitable for coir doormat inclusion. The wet fibers are then dived and bundled together according to approximate length and promptly left in the sun to dry. Once they are ready, the fibers are placed along lengths of wire and bound together with rotating axles. The doormat frames themselves are then made by hand with this same wire. Next, the coir is placed into the wire frames and arranged into the rustic, aesthetically pleasing patterns these doormats are famed for. When you purchase a coir mat be satisfied that your product was the result of care, dedication, and true environmental-consciousness.
Coir Mat.com's eco-friendly doormats are made with sustainable rubber and natural coir and are handcrafted by skilled workers without polluting or harming the environment.