Globally almost 70 billion coconuts are harvested annually from coconut farms, which are largely owned by smallholder farmers. They have limited alternative uses for the husks. The vast majority of coconut husks are burnt after the nut has been extracted for food. GoodHout is an impact-driven start-up that turns the coconut husks into a bio-based composite: Coconut Husk Board.
Our founder, Silvia ten Houten, was struck by the potential of this so-called waste when travelling in Indonesia. By developing the coconut husk bio-composite, we are able to provide an additional income source for local farmers in developing countries. Additionally we are diverting these husks from adding to greenhouse gas emissions.
Furthermore we are a purpose-driven organisation with the aspiration to develop a world-first Fair Trade building and design material. We are commercialising the process of transforming coconut husk into a 100% bio-based, durable engineered composite.
Join us in changing the world, one coconut at a time!