Raw coconuts are collected from the coconut farms after harvesting. These are dried in open fields for two to three days under proper sunlight. The husk is the outer layer of the coconut which is very hard. Hence, only experienced workers are allowed to remove the husk using sharp-edged iron rods which are fixed to the ground. The coir is segregated as per the color and the quality and also depending on the product to be made. White coir is extracted from green husk and used for making ropes and other house hold products. Wherein, brown coir extracted from fully ripe brown husk and is used for making thick ropes and mats.