Processed Coconut Husk
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The coconut husks used in our products are sourced from Indonesia, the world’s top coconut* producer, at 18.5 million tonnes per year. We work with the world’s largest coconut producer, Sambu Group, which processes a few million coconuts a day.
Farmers usually spend a long time dehusking their coconuts and selling the fruit. With high volumes of husk, the easiest way to dispose them is to burn them or dump them into the rivers, causing water systems to clog, and resulting in harm to the environment.
By collecting the husks, farmers get to supplement their income while avoiding these harmful waste-disposal practices. Alternatively, farmers have the option of selling the whole coconut, eliminating the need for dehusking. In the latter, they now have more free time to plant other crops on their coconut plots, to further supplementing their incomes.
From the plantations, the husks are brought to a facility and processed in a 100% chemical-free manner. They are then transformed into cocopeat, a renewable alternative to soil amendment and horse bedding, and coir fibre (coconut fibre), which can be used for mattresses, pillows, and other home living essentials.
Through this, we create a circular economy with zero waste, achieving sustainability for the environment and for the farmers.