A bed is an important purchase. You spend a good portion of your life asleep, so knowing that you have chosen an ethical bed will make your sleep that little bit more restful.
We’re proud to have worked hard to make our mattresses as eco-friendly and ethical as possible.
The materials we use
As an ethical consumer, you need to make sure that the materials that are used to construct the mattress are not going to have a negative impact on the environment.
That’s why we’re buying Herdwick wool direct from farmers in the Lake District, at rates which make it commercially viable, for the first time in many years, for farmers to shear their sheep for the wool. The market price for Herdwick wool has declined over the past few decades, due to the reduction in demand from key industries such as carpet making. By using Herdwick wool in our mattresses, we’re using a renewable, environmentally friendly, natural resource and we’re helping farmers turn a loss into a small profit from their annual wool clip.
Not only is the mattress we make comfortable to sleep on, but it’s a sustainable product too.
Our manufacturing process
All of our mattresses are made entirely in Yorkshire. Each one is hand-stitched by our expert mattress makers and we create almost all of our components in-house. This means we have complete control of every stage of the manufacturing process, ensuring our mattresses are as ethical and natural as possible.
Further reading: How a Herdysleep mattress is made.
Our delivery and disposal
While we’ve worked on many ways to make materials and processes more environmentally friendly, it’s the delivery and disposal stage where we’ve taken some of the most remarkable steps in cutting our impact on the planet. The new Cortec™ technology in our Herdysleep mattress eliminates the need for polyester foam and glue in its construction, so that our mattress is 100% recyclable with zero-to-landfill.
Further reading: The new Herdysleep mattress, good for ewe, the farmer, and the environment
When you order a Herdysleep mattress, we will take your old mattress away for free and recycle in an environmentally responsible way so that nothing ends up in landfill. All that remains is for you to sleep soundly in your new bed, safe in the knowledge you’re doing so ethically.
If you’d like to complement your ethical mattress with ethical bedding and bed linen, then this helpful guide from The Ethical Unicorn tells you everything you need to know.