From Coconut to Coir Doormat – Part 1 The Coconut

At Canada Mats, we talk a lot about our coir doormats. Of course we would, we have so many coir doormats up for grabs on Canada Mats. From decorative coir doormats, personalized doormats, to plain bordered coco mats and funny doormats, our coir mat selection is as varied as they are functional and gorgeous. Have you ever wondered – where these coir mats come from and how the beautiful doormats are made? Canada Mats imports its coir mats ready to get their face lift by way of designs and personalization’s. These gorgeous mats are made from coconuts... Yes, you heard us right. Now, we bet you are thinking... how do you make a coir doormat from a coconut? To answer this question, we’ve planned a series of blog posts talking about how a coconut goes from a simple fruit to a functional coir doormat. The Coconut, Coconut Palm and Coir Coconut Grove Coconut is a versatile product and has multiple uses. Almost all the parts of a freshly grown coconut, eatable or otherwise, are used in some or the other manner. Coconut is a popular plantation and is grown in more than 90 countries worldwide. The world production of coconut sums up to around 55 million tonnes annually. Indonesia and Philippines are the major producers of coconut fruits in the world followed closely by India producing almost 13 billion coconuts per year. India is the most efficient when it comes to use of space with the highest amount of coconuts grown per hectare at 6632 coconuts grown on the average hectare. Coconut has an important place in the Indian culture. The coconut industry provides a huge portion of India’s economy as well as a huge source of the country’s employment, providing jobs to more than 10 million people, 80% of which are women. A variety of coconut products are manufactured in the country which have both domestic and export market, one of which is the coconut coir. Coconut huskThe round, brown coconut that you are familiar with is the inner seed of the fruit. There is a very thick protective layer the seed. The tough, fibrous material known as coir comes from the outer husk of the coconut fruit of the coconut palm. This outer layer must be removed from the coconut before it is processed into coir. The fibers range from sturdy strands suitable for brush bristles to filaments that can be spun into coarse, durable yarn. As you know, the most popular uses for coir are bristly door mats! How do these coir fibers become doormats? Well, stayed tuned and we’ll tell you about it. Check in next week for Part 2 of the series – Fiber Production