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Surely my pillow is chemical free and vegan friendly?

Surely my pillow is chemical free and vegan friendly?
Despite hollowfibre being made from polyester, which is inherently fire retardant without any chemical treatment, UK manufacturers are choosing to use additional materials and treatments which results in the use of FR chemicals. Silicone is frequently applied to the hollowfibre to allow the pillow to be washed and increase its longevity. This sounds fantastic in principle, until you realise that silicone itself is incredibly flammable, therefore they treat the entire pillow contents and cover with fire retardant chemicals to keep you “safe” from fire risk.

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Wicked Leeks "Hidden Toxins" Article

Wicked Leeks "Hidden Toxins" Article
We have been featured in the latest publication of the Wicked Leeks magazine by Riverford Organic Farmers. The article explores the places other than your food where you are exposed to the use of pesticides. They echo our call for more transparency on the chemicals used in our every day lives.

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Polyester Mattresses

Polyester Mattresses
With all materials, natural or man-made, both positive and negative attributes will be found when considering the whole Life Cycle Assessment. For example, there is large quantities of methane as part of the wool production cycle, polyester is not biodegradable and there is a huge quantity of water required for growing cotton.

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An Honest View on Polyester and Latex Mattresses

An Honest View on Polyester and Latex Mattresses

If you want to know more about whether a product is safe, be skeptical researching on the internet. Most so-called information pages will be manufacturers promoting their own products and often claim their competition uses unsafe materials.  This makes life confusing for the public trying to find out the truth. If you look hard enough and long enough, you will always find something to be concerned about.

I have worked 35 years in the mattress industry and have seen many different materials used in mattresses so I hope my impartial advice will help you understand a little more about whether you should buy Polyester, Latex or a combination of both.

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Polyester - the FACTS

Polyester - the FACTS
In this complicated world we live in, the materials used in mattresses are no exception. There are many good reasons why you just can't say natural materials are good and manmade are bad. Most poisons, neurotoxins and allergens are virtually all natural! If you look at any material hard enough you will find pros and cons.

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