Coir Fibre (Coconut Husk)
The fibre is collected from the coconut husk, a resource that is widely available. Coconut palms grow on 10 million of hectares of land throughout the tropics. Only a fraction of the huge quantities of nuts are collected for industrial use. The food industry is the main consumer, and it focuses on the coconut meat, jettisoning the fibres as a waste product. We give these valuable raw materials a new purpose in life.
The coir fibre is very tough. It is elastic and strong, and it hardly deteriorates at all over time. The fibre provides good temperature management (for insulation and mattresses) and sound/wave absorption (sound insulation and microwave absorption). It is hygroscopic and so it binds excess room humidity.
This process leads to sheets with a very open and resilient structure Sheets like this provide a good micro climate. On top of that it has good shock absorbing properties. Both thermal as acoustical
Coirtex™ (Natural Latex & Coir Fibre)
To make the fibre resilient and to make it possible to create very open and ventilating structures, it is spun turning the fibres into ropes. These ropes are transformed into sheets and then sprayed with natural latex, juice from the rubber tree, to provide structure and elasticity. The latex that we spray on the coir sheet is inherently hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite-resistant, making it perfect for allergy sufferers.
The spun natural fibres are shaped into a fleece and sprayed with latex as part of the production process. The latex binds the curled fibres which are then pressed and vulcanised in several layers into resilient Coirtex™ sheets. Latex comes from the Hevea Brasiliensis, or the rubber tree, it is the most naturally durable cushioning material available. So while it might cost a little more initially, only latex will provide you with the perfect balance of comfort and support for years to come.
For centuries, silk has had a reputation as a luxurious and sensuous fabric that is associated with wealth and success. Silk is one of the oldest fibres known to man. The Chinese have used it since the 27th century BC. Silk is mentioned by Aristotle and became a valuable commodity both in Greece and Rome. In the Roman Empire, silk was literally worth its weight in gold. The unique production process adds to the mystery and exclusiveness of the fabric. It takes 5500 silkworms to produce one kilogram of raw silk.
Horse hair is very resilient by nature and has fantastic ventilating properties. The hollow fibre transports humidity away from the body and ensures a comfortable micro-climate.
Horse-Tail-Hair is very special in this respect. This is the strongest, longest and most coarse fibre. It has an very open core. Through the capillary action of the core and the scales on the surface it creates an excellent media to transport humidity.
Horsehair is used by the top-quality bedding manufacturers and upholsterers to provide their products with greater durability and comfort. This type of hair is extensively used by all the premium-quality manufacturers in the UK and Europe.
Cashmere is the wool or fur of the Kashmir goat. Kashmir goats are primarily raised in Mongolia, but many are bred in Iran, Tibet, India and China. American herders have also joined the international cashmere production market in recent years. The fibres are highly adaptable and are easily transformed into fine or thick yarns, and light to heavyweight fabrics.
The high moisture content allows insulation properties to change with the relative humidity in the air. Used as a comfort layer, because off its Fluffiness, softness, ventilation and moisture regulation which is most important, these are placed right underneath the ticking of the mattress.
Virgin wool curls naturally. Using it in bedding will result in stylish, comfortable mattresses. Wool absorbs over twice as much moisture as cotton, and 30 times as much as polyester!
Wool has naturally high flame resistance because of its low flammability (it can manage a burning cigarette) and flame-suppressant properties, stopping fire from spreading by choking it. Products made from pure new wool do not cause allergies.
Virgin wool absorbs moisture from the surroundings, stopping fungal growth and so breaking the food chain that house mite depends on. We use a wide range of wools available including some ecological wool types.
· Organic Wool
· Organic Wool & Cotton
· Wool & Cashmere
· Wool & Silk
· Wool, Cashmere & Silk
The high moisture content allows insulation properties to change with the relative humidity in the air. Used as a comfort layer, because off its Fluffiness, softness, ventilation and moisture regulation which is most important, these are placed right underneath the ticking of the mattress