With the rise in demand for coconut products and by-products, the demand on coconut production has skyrocketed leaving a huge amount of coconut fiber waste in the form of discarded husks (85% of each coconut is the husk), which cannot easily decompose or be incinerated without creating significant pollution. Palmpring is one of the few companies that utilizes these remnants and recycles them into new products--mattresses, insoles and other items.
It takes approximately 8 months to transform the coconut husk into Palmpring mattress fiber (palm coir). Palmpring transforms the husk into rope, flattens it out, then coats the fibers with organic latex to create a spring-like material that replaces the need for metal springs. Next, it bonds the palm coir to a layer of 100% organic latex made from organic rubber tree resin in India. The final Palmpring mattress is padded by an outer layer of organic cotton ticking, organic cotton and wool. This represents a sustainable form of production that does not create additional waste nor pollutes the soil with chemicals.