Cover fabric – Hemp/Organic Cotton (55%/45%)
This mix of organic cotton and hemp was specially formulated by us to make natural mattress covers for the New Zealand climate. Our research has shown that pure organic cotton was not robust enough to perform well in our climate and becomes mouldy too easily in the winter season. However woven in combination with hemp, which is mould resistant and has good antibacterial qualities, it makes a lasting strong fabric perfect for covering our mattresses and our range of sleeping products (mattress protectors, pillows and duvets). The exceptional durability and strength of the fabric allows us to add two handles on each long side of the mattress, which are very helpful when you want to turn and flip your mattress to keep it comfortable and supportive for 20+ years.
Mattress Filling Materials
100% Organic Natural Latex
Natural latex is made from 100% natural rubber extracted from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree, a renewable resource grown in Sri Lanka. Latex is biodegradable, environmentally friendly, is recognised for its therapeutic properties and its ability to provide orthopaedic support. Latex provides lateral support naturally adjusting to the contours of your body, providing gentle support that maintains proper spinal alignment without restricting capillary blood flow. Tossing and turning is reduced and allows a deeper, more restful sleep. Wool has a porous texture that allows for sufficient ventilation to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is hypoallergenic which means bacteria, mildew, and mould cannot live in latex. Mattresses made with a 100% natural Latex core are expected last up to 20+ years if cared for properly.
Coconut husk fibre rubberized with natural latex
Coconut fibre is obtained from the fibrous husk of the coconut from the coconut palm. The fibres are extracted, shaped into layers and compressed together with natural latex glue giving it a rubbery texture (rubberised coir). Sri Lanka produces 36% of the total world brown fibre output. This is where we source our sustainable material from. Coco fibre has excellent moisture management and air permeability properties which keeps the mattress internally dry. It has a high lignin content and thus a low cellulose content, as a result of which it is resilient, strong and highly durable. Coco fibre also has excellent elastic properties, making it a great mattress core to provide firm support for the spinal column.
Our coco fibre and latex is not fumigated when entering the country because of its special natural production process.
Cotton, one of the oldest textile materials, continues to be one of the most used, even with the wide use of synthetic fibers as well as other natural fibers, and is still an important material in many mattresses. Environmental consciousness has led to a demand for materials that are pure and sustainable, and this is true for cotton. Pure means that no unnatural substances have been added. Main properties: pure cotton gives our futon mattress a supportive volume and is 100% natural.
As for the NZ climate which is very humid it is important to have layers of raw cotton mixed with layers of pure NZ wool to add a breath-ability and moisture management properties. We use cotton organically grown in Australia. This cotton is 100% pure, unprocessed and unbleached – best we found.
New Zealand wool
Wool is the optimum material for mattress padding. It is a safe, natural, mildew-resistant fibre that science cannot imitate for its breathability, versatility, practicality and fire retarding properties. Wool is nature’s ideal insulator, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Wool fibres are hygroscopic, meaning wool has the power to readily absorb and give off moisture. It can for instance, absorb moisture up to one-third of its own weight. Synthetic fibres can only absorb 2-3 percent of moisture before they begin to feel wet. At INNATURE, we use New Zealand wool from the South Island, bonded to 500g density. The washing and processing is eco-friendly. You can still smell the sheep, but only just a little…