ALL NATURAL MATERIALS
Our Sri Lankan latex rubber contains absolutely no synthetic latex or fillers, no chemical solvents, and no fire retardants; it is the purest latex available in today's market, this is the only reason we have directly partnered with Richard Pieris (Arpico Sri Lanka) who manufactures the best Dunlop processed organic latex in the world. Their latex products carry Oeko-Tex and Eco- Institute certifications, and we do carry the widest range of density firmness available in North America ranging from super soft 12 ILD. to a super firm 45 ILD for truly customized comfort.
NATURAL RUBBER FROM HEVEA TREE
The unique properties of latex allow it to gently conform to a person movement, providing correct and comfortable support to the head, neck, back, and spine. Latex is a naturally durable resilient material that keeps its structure, comfort, and shapes for well over 30 years. Latex is also inherently hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial meaning that common germs, bacteria, dust mites and mildew cannot develop in latex. The ability of latex to provide superior pressure equalization is unsurpassed and because of the hundreds of interconnecting air channels within the latex.
The zoned natural latex means that each section of your body needs different types of support and each has a specially chosen formulation of latex inserted to best support it. As a result, these zones combine shoulder and hip flexibility with correct support for the lower back.
NEW ZEALAND NATURAL WOOL
We often think of wool bedding as something to add warmth to our beds. But that isn’t necessarily true, and there are other benefits to sleeping with wool….Wool products are naturally flame retardant, have no added chemicals, are naturally hypoallergenic and also help eliminate dust mites. People with wool allergies will not suffer from using a wool duvet as the wool is covered with a cotton covering and wool allergies are a “contact” allergy. Less than 1% of people have breathing allergies to wool.Wool is the only material that both absorbs and releases moisture efficiently, thereby maintaining your body temperature at 98.6 degrees F regardless of your surroundings. For a lot of us, a good night’s sleep is hard to come by….one reason is – we lose 2 oz. of water vapor every hour of our life! When we sleep, if we are too hot, moisture accumulates; we perspire, even more, become restless, change position or throw off the covers to cool off. Cooler air immediately starts to dry the moisture through evaporation making you feel cold. This restless, disturbed sleep can be detrimental to the immune system and increase the production of stress hormones.
THE FACTS ABOUT WOOL
Wool is durable and long lasting. Wool fiber is unsurpassed in flexible strength. Shape for a lifetime of use.
Wool is absorbent and healthy. Wool fibers naturally draw moisture away from the body and can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without becoming clammy from perspiration, keeping you dry when sleeping.
Wool provides comfortable warmth. Wool fibers are fluffy with tiny air pockets. Their loftiness and cushiony insulation keep body heat in and cold out.
Wool is flame-resistant. Wools’ natural moisture content makes it not combustible. A wool blanket will not melt or ignite into flames; an excellent safety precaution when sleeping or lounging around the campfire.
Wool is dirt and odor resistant. Wool’s microscopic scales hold soil near the surface of the fabric, making it easy to remove at the same time preventing odors from being absorbed by the fibers.
NATURAL HYPOALLERGENIC SILK
Besides its luxurious softness and lustrous beauty, there are benefits of silk that other fibers whether natural or man-made simply cannot match. These advantages of silk have rightly earned silk it’s reputation as one of the finest fibers. If “Why Silk?” is still a question in your mind, the following benefits of silk should remove any doubts.
THE FACTS ABOUT LONG STRAND SILK
Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fibers
An all-climate silk fiber is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously. Silk garments thus outperform other fabrics in both summer and winter. Silk worn as a second layer warms without being bulky
Silk is highly absorbent and dries quickly. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe
In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust and its smooth surface resists soil and odors well
While silk abrasion resistance is moderate, it is the strongest natural fiber and, surprisingly, it easily competes with steel yarn in tensile strength
Silk takes color well, washes easily, and is easy to work with in spinning, weaving, knitting, and sewing
Silk mixes well with other animal and vegetable fibers
NATURALY BREATHABLE COTTON
Cotton is naturally breathable, soft material which offers excellent comfort in bedding products. Because of its popularity in textiles, cotton remains one of the most popular of fibers, comprising a considerable proportion of crops grown around the world. This is significant because cotton crops are currently responsible for 25% of insecticides and 10% of pesticides used internationally (Organic Trade Association). These chemicals affect the workers and water systems where they are used, as well as the end consumers. Organic cotton is grown using environmentally friendly, low-impact farming methods. To be considered organic, the material must be certified by valid, independent parties. Producing cotton organically can be expensive, which accounts for the higher cost. While the quantity of organic cotton grown is increasing, it still accounts for a tiny percentage of the world’s overall cotton production.
THE FACTS ABOUT COTTON
Organic cotton is pesticide free, pigment free, bleach free, and hypoallergenic. Organic cotton does not use chemicals in the manufacturing process and is, therefore, less likely to cause a reaction in people with chemical sensitivities. Organic cotton contains no metals (which tend to cause allergic reactions) that are typically included in the dyes used to put color and patterns into organic bedding. As compared to conventional cotton, organic cotton has been shown to be beneficial for asthmatics.
Unlike man-made, synthetic materials, organic cotton fibers provide ventilation that allows the cotton to breathe. This inherent air circulation system helps remove body moisture by absorption. Cotton fibers can absorb up to 1/5 of its weight before the cotton feels damp. Thus, organic cotton absorbs body moisture and evaporates it to the surrounding air, allowing your body to stay cool and dry throughout the night.
Organic cotton is a prevalent natural textile that is extremely durable.
Organic bedding is highly recommended for infants because it is free of harmful pesticides, chemicals, flame retardants and metals that absorb into the body. These hazardous chemicals are also correlated with childhood asthma.