Replacing your mattress
with an organic one is the simplest way to avoid chemicals

G.O.L.S. Certified Organic rubber latex is the best core material, resistant to mold, mildew, bacteria and dust mites. Organic wool also resistant to dust mites is great at lowering heart rate and controlling humidity next to the skin. Organic cotton is soft, comfortable and durable. A healthy organic mattress is a good start in eliminating toxins in your bedroom. Whether you are interested in a cleaner environment or improved health for you and your family, an organic mattress is essential to a good night’s sleep.

100% Natural/Organic Latex

Rubber-Tapping-RowsExperts agree that latex is the best material that can be used in the making of a mattress. It’s supportive, flexible, resilient and safe, 100% Natural/Organic latex is a renewable resource. It stays naturally clean, fresh and dry for its entire life. Latex is non allergenic, anti-bacterial, fungus free and is a natural dust mite repellent. It always conforms to your body’s contours thus eliminating pressure points while promoting normal blood circulation. Latex is also durable and long lasting.

It’s Supportive … Latex anatomically conforms to your body’s contours, distributing your body weight across the entire surface, reducing pressure points, while promoting normal blood flow. We are able to work with four different densities allowing us to create the perfect support required for your body shape and weight.

It’s environmentally friendly … Renewable and Sustainable. 100% Natural/Organic latex is a renewable resource. It is the milk or sap tapped from the Hevea Brasiliensis – the common rubber tree. At the end of the mattress life cycle, left exposed to the sun, the rubber will break down because it is a natural biodegradable substance.

It’s long lasting … 100% Natural/Organic latex mattresses last a very long time because latex is extremely elastic, resilient and durable, unlike memory foam mattresses which give out, cave in, sag or bottom out in short periods of time. An 100% natural latex mattress will hold its relative shape for at least 20 years without the formation of body impressions or “dips and valleys”

It’s breathable … Built-in climate control.  Latex is designed to breathe and promote excellent ventilation, ensuring your bed is always fresh.

It’s easy to look after … Latex mattresses never need flipping. Once it’s put in place in never needs to move again.

It’s natural … It is the milk or sap tapped from the Hevea Brasiliensis – the common rubber tree. The milk is harvested in the morning and by afternoon it is being molded into latex sheets. Because the product is manufactured where the sap is harvested we are helping to sustain the local economy and provide jobs without depleting the natural resources of the country of origin. Our rubber is 100% Natural/Organic.

It resists … Naturally hyper-allergenic, mildew and mould resistant, latex is also resistant to dust mites.

G.O.T.S. Certified Organic Wool

Two-Little-lambs-and-mother-sheepOrganic wool is an important ingredient in our natural mattress “recipe”. The unique structure of the wool fiber makes it both breathable and moisture wicking.  Wool effectively removes excess moisture and dissipates excess heat, allowing you to sleep in dry, hygienic comfort year-round. These properties explain why wool is a preferred material for hiking socks and other high-performance technical apparel. The wool layer also acts as a natural flame barrier, allowing the mattress to comply with fire-resistance regulations.

It’s environmentally friendly … Renewable and Sustainable. Wool is a renewable resource that can be shorn from sheep annually. It is biodegradable and kinder to the environment than oil-based synthetics, which contribute to global pollution. Wool is sustainable. Wool from free-grazing sheep, treated ethically throughout their long lives, represents a traditional small-scale industry that once thrived in America. Today, many small organic farmers are returning to this sustainable industry to create clean and healthy wool that is produced without stress to the animals or the environment.

It’s a fire retardant … Wool has natural fire-retardant properties. It can resist flame without the chemical treatment involved in fireproofing. Most synthetic based fibres ignite easily, burn fiercely and melt.

It’s longlasting … Wool is durable. Laboratory tests have shown that wool fibres resist tearing and can bend back on themselves more than 20000 times without breaking. Cotton breaks after 3200 bends, silk fibres break after 1800 bends, and rayon fibres break after just 75 bends. Wool clothing will last for years. Wool resists spills, dries very quickly and is mildew resistant.

It’s cool, it’s hot … Built-in climate control. Wool is a natural insulator to keep you warm in winter and naturally breathable to keep you cool in summer. Wool fibres help to keep your body at the optimal temperature zone for comfort and rest. When used in blankets, synthetic fibres, down and even cotton fibres do not breathe as well as wool, and are more likely to trap heat in your bed. Wool buffers the extreme cold or hot air on the outside, keeping your body in that comfort zone.

It’s natural … Naturally absorbent! Wool fibre is the original wicking fibre. Wool fabrics can absorb up to 30% of their weight without feeling heavy or damp. Cotton fabrics begin to feel damp after 15%. The fibres “breathe” by absorbing away moisture from the body and releasing it into the air. This quality makes wool fabrics comfortable to wear in warm and cold weather.

It resists … Natural mildew and mould resistance. Wool’s natural resistance to mildews and moulds comes from the way it repels moisture, and lets moisture pass through its fibres without holding the moisture. Mildews and moulds require moisture to live and grow.

G.O.T.S. Certified Organic Cotton

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Organic cotton is cultivated and hand-picked in the traditional co-operative manner that has been followed for centuries. It is grown organically without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or defoliants to fertilize the crop, control plant growth or fight pests.   No synthetic chemicals are used to strip the leaves in preparation for the harvest or during the manufacturing process. Hand picking ensures that it is the cleanest, purest, most resilient cotton fiber available.

The dirty facts… Cotton covers 55% of the worlds cultivated land yet uses 75% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other major agricultural product. These chemicals pollute the surrounding  air and waters.  Residual chemicals in the fibres have been known to irritate human skin. Pesticides used in the production of conventional cotton include orthophosphates which is highly toxic to the farmers and their families. The long term dangers of exposure to these chemicals is still not known.

Eighty-four million pounds of pesticides were sprayed on the 14.4 million acres of conventional cotton grown in the U.S. in 2000 (5.85 pounds/ acre), ranking cotton second behind corn in total amount of pesticides sprayed in the United States (USDA)

Over 2.03 billion pounds of synthetic fertilizers were applied to conventional cotton the same year (142 pounds/acre), making cotton the fourth most heavily fertilized crop in the United States behind corn, winter wheat, and soybeans. (USDA)

It takes roughly one-third of a pound of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt. (SCP)

Clean and pure… Cotton grown in industrialized countries is saturated with pesticides and herbicides and absorbs all the chemicals that modern fertilizers deposit in the soil. Machine picked, it is full of impurities, oil, leaves and dirt. All the cotton used in our organic products is clean and pure. It is woven using very high standards, into the finest, softest, and most durable fabrics.

Alpaca Wool

alpacas-kissing-395 x 150Alpacas are animals of the same species as llamas and camels. They look like llamas but are much smaller.  Originally from South America, they have been prized for their fibre for thousands of years and it was often referred to as “The Fibre of the Gods.”  Alpaca farmers are notorious for their love of the animals and treat them like members of the family.  All the Alpaca from which our fibre is sourced, have been raised to international organic standards.  The animals are very delicate on terrain and extremely water & grass efficient making them some of the most environmentally friendly domesticated animals.

It is breathable…  Alpaca’s hollow structure makes it one of the best thermal regulating natural fibres available.  Alpaca fibre batting is excellent at wicking moisture away from the body.  Also, due to its dry porous nature it is  dust mite resistant.  No chemicals, dyes or bleaches are used when the fibre is processed. Because of it’s moisture wicking and thermal regulation properties, it is the perfect fibre for use in pillows and duvets where we normally blend it with 30% to 50% sheeps wool to increase loft, keep  the fibres separate and since Alpaca has no lanolin, the sheeps wool increases dust mite resistance by actively repelling them.

Kapok

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A giant in the rain forests, the kapok tree can reach up to 200 feet in height, sometimes growing as much as 13 feet per year. Due to its extreme height, the kapok tree towers over the other rain forest vegetation. Kapok fibre is obtained from the fluffy seed coating in the pod lik fruit.  It is also called Java Cotton or Silk Cotton.  The Kapok tree is native to South America and Africa but now grows in many tropical environments around the world.  It is cultivated not only for its fibre but the seed oil also has many uses.

It’s soft and fluffy… the fine fibres provide a soft comfortable feel with the ability to hold a great deal of body when compressed.  It does resist clumping though, and bounces back to its original loft quickly.

A great moisture and temperature regulator… Kapok fibre is moisture resistant, quick drying, resilient and extremely buoyant.  It is used in ways varying from marine safety devices to firearm cartridges.  It also makes an excellent fill for pillows.

 Buckwheat Hulls

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Buckwheat isn’t really a grass but is in the same family as Sorrel and Rhubarb.  Although not cultivated as widely today as historically, it is still an important food source in many areas of the planet.  The hulls are the non-edible protective coating for the buckwheat kernel so they represent a very eco-friendly, efficient use of the plant.

 

It’s breathable…buckwheat hulls are prized for use in pillows for many reasons.  The don’t conduct or reflect heat very well and their shape allows lots of airflow. That way your pillow remains at a nice body ecological temperature.

Its clean….because they remain so dry, Buckwheat hulls offer natural resistance to dust mites and mold.

Great support…Buckwheat hulls are malleable and don’t compress.  This unparalleled, flexible support make them a great choice.  This is especially true for people who can’t find a suitable pillow made from traditional materials.