Coir

Coir (also known as “Kokos” or “Coco”) is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of Coconut fruit. The husk consists of Coir fibre and a corky tissue called pith. The husk is immersed in water for 6 – 9 months. This process is called retting. Retting removes some of the dirt and natural enzymes present in the fibre giving it a golden color. The fibre is then extracted by beating it manually using a mallet or by a mechanical extractor machine. This leaves the outer skin of the coconut fruit along with the corky pith. Pith finds large scale use in horticulture as a growing medium. The fibre thus extracted is then hand – spun to form the golden coir yarn. This yarn is used to make an ever increasing range of products.