Sisal Tejidos

HISTORY OF SISAL

An ancestral plant with modern uses

From yucatan for the world

HENEQUEN: THE MEXICAN FIBRE THAT IMPACTED THE PLANET

Sisal (sisal) is a coarse, strong fibre commonly used in the production of twine and rope and in the production of textiles, ornaments, carpets and rugs. Because of its unique properties and versatility, it is increasingly used in the construction industry and in the production of composite materials for automobiles and furniture, as well as a substitute for many plastic and paper products. Sisal is an excellent renewable and 100% biodegradable resource that can be part of the global solution to climate change, along with other biofibres, and can put an end to many of the pollution problems generated by existing industries.

ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN DAY USES

At Sisal Tejidos we have inherited the sisal culture from the Mayas. We integrate their ancestral methods of cutting, harvesting and processing with current technology, from biotechnology to modify the plant to standardised processes that guarantee the quality of the products.

The cultivation of Sisal or Henequen, called KI in the Mayan language, is one of the oldest cultural activities in the region. Henequen has accompanied the development of Yucatan, from our Mayan ancestors to the present day.

Once known as the “green gold”, it was the backbone of Mexico’s industrial development and economic boom in Yucatan for centuries. Technological advances, mainly synthetic fibres, unfortunately replaced this extraordinary fibre with disastrous consequences for our planet.  Sisal Tejidos seeks to contribute to the environment and humanity by cultivating a producing sustainable fibres  and to champion the  natural properties of sisal to the world. 

Our products are a tribute to the tradition of our Mayan ancestors, their culture and heritage.

Discover our natural biofibre products

From yarns and twines, to tailor-made projects, we create solutions with high durability and low environmental impact.