Coir is fiber in the outer husk of a coconut. It’s naturally biodegradable, compostable, and mold- and mildew-resistant. If you like the look and sustainability of natural fibers, you’ll want to consider coir when doormat shopping.
But there’s a catch.
Many coir doormats are machine-made and surprisingly thin – half an inch thick, sometimes less. They can slip underfoot. Manufacturers counteract this by adding a vinyl or rubber backing. And, well, there goes the sustainability. In addition to which, water from wet shoes becomes trapped by the backing. Soggy steps.
Well that’s not our coir – not by far.
We think ours are the best coir doormats because they’re a full inch thick, to stay planted. No backing needed.
And they’re still made by hand…
It all starts here.
Ripe coconuts are harvested.
Husks are separated from the nut, then seasoned in lagoons.
Fibers are separated from the husk and sorted. They are then spun by experienced hands to make coir yarn – a century-old technique.
Then woven on a hand loom.
And there it is! To see our collection of durable, eco-friendly coir doormats, walk this way…