Don’t think that coir mats are the only product coconuts can be turned into. Coconuts –and their various parts- have a wide variety of uses. In the sustainable workshops and plantations where coir doormats are produced, the coconuts themselves are repurposed for many other applications. A coir mat is just one possibility in the laundry list of potential coconut products that can be made via the sustainable and eco-conscious methods of the Sri Lankan and Indian workers who harvest them.
While the medium-sized bristles of the coconut are utilized for coir mats, specifically, the longest bristles are spun together and turned into durable ropes and hardy rugs. Both of these products benefit from coir’s inherent durability and firmness; the very same properties that make coir doormats so highly favored. Additionally, the shells of the coconut –the dense layering that surrounds the interior “meat” - have a sundry of uses. Did you know that these shells can be broken down into biofuels to sustainably power homes and businesses? And you thought coconut husks were only good for doormats! What’s more, these coconut shells are used locally by the harvesters as homemade bowls for the collection of rubber sap from trees.
Of course, it would be remiss to leave out the natural consumable property of coconuts, as well. The coconut “milk” and “meat” are 100% naturally occurring food sources that provide a great deal of nutritional value. Who’d have thought that the same material that can make a door mat could also provide a filling meal?
Coconuts are perhaps one of the most versatile and beneficial natural materials on this Earth. While one coconut husk can be turned into a coir doormat, another coconut’s husk can be made into energy-efficient charcoal. That alone is amazing. This natural product –and the sustainable methods by which its uses are harvested – is just part of what makes coir mats some of the most eco-friendly products in the business.
Coir Mat.com's doormats are made from durable coconut husk fiber, but the useful nature of the coconuts themselves doesn't stop there.