Posted on August 29 2019
Coir is a durable fiber found between the husk and the outer shell of a coconut and can be found in a variety of products ranging from blankets and brushes, to brooms and doormats. Manufacturers are constantly experimenting with other ways to take advantage of the benefits this natural fiber offers.
The name 'coir' comes from the Malayalam (a Classical language in India) word kayar meaning meaning 'cord' [or rope]. While it may be new to us, rope and various types of cordage have been made from this coconut fiber since ancient times.
Coir is relatively waterproof and is one of the few natural fibers resistant to damage by saltwater.