Sisal is a beautiful fibre produced from the dense leaves of the Agave Sisalana plant, spiky bushes which flourish only in a sub-tropical climate. Sisal is stronger and more durable than other natural fibers. In fact it is used for rope and twine. These qualities make Sisal a preferred material for carpet and rugs. Sisal’s textured look is a favorite of interior designers.
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What are the advantages of natural fibers?
Sisal, sisal wool, seagrass, mountain grass and jute area rugs and wall-to-wall carpet have excellent durability for residential and light commercial applications. The machine woven, natural fibers are anti-static and non-toxic. The plant material creates healthy indoor humidity levels and prevents the build-up of static. The natural fibers have no off-gassing fumes to irritate the eyes or throat.
Seagrass grows in the tropical climates of China and Vietnam in coastal meadows on the banks of the rivers. The plant has tiny flowers and strap like oval leaves. Seagrass reeds are thick and rigid. The non-porous fiber is smooth to the touch and gives a slight natural sheen. Seagrass is only available in its natural color, which has an organic, green cast and becomes less green overtime
As the name suggest is grass from the mountain. Mountain grass natural fiber is also known as hemp.