ORIGIN & PRODUCTION OF COCO MATS
All of Footluze's Coco Mats are constructed from genuine coco fibers, also called coir fibers. Coir (pronounced "coy-er") is a popular choice for entry mats and rugs due to its extreme durability and toughness in high-traffic areas. The thick, short fibers are quick-drying and weather-resistant, absorbing moisture without mildew. Naturally resistant to rain and sea water, these rugs are perfect by the pool, in your entryway, or leading to your outdoor room. Coir comes from the thick middle layer of coconuts (called mesocarp). The fibers are 100% organic and biodegradable. The fiber is impervious to rain and seawater, which is nature's way of protecting the coconut seed. Because of these strong, durable coir fibers, a coconut can float in the sea for long periods of time and the fruit of the coconut will still be fresh. Harvesting of coir is based in rural India and Sri Lanka. The state of Kerala, also known as the " land of coconuts", is the largest producer of coir in India, yielding more than 75% of the total production. Other producers include West Africa, Central America, and South America.
ORIGIN & PRODUCTION OF PALM BROOMS
Footluze Palm Brooms are made in Asia. They are constructed from the recycled hard midribs (stems) of fallen palm tree leaves. All of the materials used to construct the broom are 100% organic and biodegradable. A special method of artistically binding the brooms with rattan and local grasses is a unique skill found among villagers in some parts of Asia. How Footluze Palm Broom Are Made How Palm Brooms are Made All our palm brooms are 100% hand made as follows: Fallen coconut tree fronds are collected and the leaves are stripped off the stems. The stems or midribs are then thoroughly cleaned and allowed to dry. The perfect number of midribs are selected and gathered together to form the working end of the broom. The midribs are creatively fastened together with rattan binding leaving some room at the top of the gathering to insert the broom handle. The top of the bunch and the broom handle are then securely bound together using rattan fibre and local dried grasses to prevent displacement or movement of the stems. This creates a solid and durable base for the working area and the handle. Some tying and finishing is done to give the broom its final look. All the handles are pre-varnished and each handle has a loop with a string on top for ease of use and storage. If you have any questions about our Palm Broom or any of our other products, please contact us.