Benefits of Latex
Natural Latex was first sold in the 1930's when the process to whip and bake natural tree rubber was invented. Since then, all-natural and certified organic latex has earned a spot in our bedrooms for its unique and beneficial qualities.
Why Is Natural Latex Wonderful for Bedding?
With its natural elasticity, latex supports and conforms to the geography of the entire body, easing pressure on hips and shoulders while also supporting the small of the back and the waist.
Natural Dunlop latex stands the test of time and does not dip or flatten out over time with proper care. Latex's long-lasting comfort can easily carry a person from childhood well into adulthood.
Dunlop Latex comes from the tropical rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis. The tree, when tapped, exudes a milky fluid which flows freely and can be harvested for up to approximately 30 years.
A Renewable Resource, From Trees
Each tree, when tapped, exudes a milky fluid which flows freely and can be harvested for up to approximately 30 years. "Just one queen size mattress requires 12 acres of rubber plantations to be tapped (which does not harm the trees). This number of trees absorbs a huge 143 tonnes of CO² from the air every year, and provides employment for 8 rubber tappers." (1)
Rubberized latex is safe and hypoallergenic for just about everyone. Latex is also naturally resistant to dust mites, mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria. Including latex in your sleep system can be very beneficial to people with allergies.
Latex stays put. Your head on a latex pillow will have consistent support throughout the night and you won't feel your partner moving with a latex topper or mattress. This means fewer disturbances in the night.
Sourcing - Fairly
Our latex specifically used to make the all-natural mattress brands we sell all come from tree farms in Sri Lanka that are FSC Certified (Forest Stewardship Council).
For our all-organic latex mattresses, the latex is sourced from organically certified farms and processed in GOLS certified factories in India. This means only organic fertilizers can be used and workers are employed to fairtrade standards.
While Latex is not produced in America, your mattress is! We collaborate with only the best American mattress producers, who provide living wages to their employees. Our certified organic mattresses are produced in GOLS and GOTS certified facilities.