Are All Mats Made in the UK?

 

"So, are all mats made in the UK?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions of all.

Coconuts Palms in Kerala, Southern India

Coconuts Palms in Kerala, Southern India

 

As you know, most of our doormats are made from Coir Fibre, which is a by-product of coconut production.

The fibrous outer husk around the outside of what we recognize as the rough brown coconut shell is soaked, teased, and spun into a coarse yarn which in turn becomes the tufts of many of the coconut doormats we sell.

The UK is not renowned for its coconut groves.

They are grown all over the world but not in the UK. The main parts of the world for coir production for use in doormats are in Southern India and Sri Lanka.

So how do we make doormats in the UK?

 

Many of the mats we sell are indeed made right here in the UK with raw materials from overseas, but others are specially produced for us in other countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Italy, USA and The Netherlands.

Where are our mats made?

 

Many of the mats we sell are made right here in the UK, but others are specially produced for us in other countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Italy, USA and The Netherlands. We choose our supply partners very carefully to ensure a quality product and ethical, responsible supply chain.

Coir for our doormats comes from waste coconut husk

Coir for our doormats comes from waste coconut husk

Hand Stitched Coir Mats

 

Our traditional made to measure hand stitched mats are made here in Lincoln, UK, in our custom matting workshop. Our partners in India and Sri Lanka make giant rolls of woven backed coir for us which then travels to us in containers by sea freight.  Here in Lincoln we use traditional mat making skills that have been in our family for generations to turn these giant rolls into individual bespoke doormats made to the exact size that you specify.

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Ready-Made Coir Mats

 

The same factories that produce our giant rolls also made individual doormats for us from the same high-quality coir fibre we use in our bespoke products.

These standard sized mats are made on looms, either modern power looms or old-fashioned wooden hand looms. They are come in a range of sizes from the very small 60cm x 40cm to the huge 125cm x 75cm.

These ready-made mats come from both India and Sri Lanka.

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PVC Backed Coir Matting

 

Many of our customers order cut to size PVC backed coir matting. There is currently no manufacturer producing the large 2 metre x 12.5 metre rolls of this material here in the UK. Traditionally in Europe it is made in The Netherlands and Italy. There are also factories in both India and Sri Lanka making it too.

Our Lincoln team hand stitch bespoke mats to order

Our Lincoln team hand stitch bespoke mats to order

We buy a lot of these rolls, because we stock all the grades, colours and thicknesses available. We import them to the UK and then your order is hand-cut to your specified size in the UK in one of our workshops.

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Printed Doormats

 

We have a wide range of printed doormats, these come from various countries including India, Sri Lanka and Italy. However, the coconut fibre for most of them originates in either India or Sri Lanka.

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Washable Doormats

 

We are very proud to stock Hug Rugs which are made here in the UK in a factory in Yorkshire. They use recycled materials such as plastic bottles, recycled commercial plastic and old t-shirts to make their beautiful range of highly absorbent washable doormats.

In addition, our custom-made washable doormats are also made in the UK.

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Logo Mats

 

We sell most types of logo mats for businesses, all of these except for the rubber ones which come from USA are made here in the UK.

Traditional Coir Doormat - Hand Stitched in the UK

Traditional Coir Doormat - Hand Stitched in the UK

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Slate & Wooden House Signs and Gifts

 

Our slate and wooden signs and gift are made to order in a small workshop in Staffordshire. It is a skilled task. As a result, we do not just import blank signs and carve them. Our workshop makes the wooden signs individual from lengths of wood and bevels the edges. Therefore, we can offer a totally bespoke service as every part of the sign is made to order here in the UK.

See them here.

 

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We hope that this has helped to make things a little clearer. However, if you still have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our customer colleagues who’ll be happy to help.

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