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Vegan Mattress Buying Guide

How to choose a vegan mattress
Vegan mattresses are not a trend but a way of life which should be taken seriously. Therefore it is important that people are told the truth about man-made and natural products so they can make an informed choice.

Many mattress manufacturers now offer so called vegan foam or natural ‘plant based’ vegan mattresses. Be aware: whilst they may not contain animal products such as wool, manufacturers can use glues from animal derivatives.

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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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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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What is a Vegan Mattress?

What is a Vegan Mattress?

A Vegan mattress should take into account Vegan beliefs and lifestyle. Firstly (and obviously) it’s important it contains no animal product at all. But that is not all!

We also believe it is also just as important to contain no flame retardants or adhesives. No adhesives because they many contain animal products and formaldehyde, which is a highly toxic systemic poison. Many latex, coir fibre and natural mattresses use adhesives in large quantities to glue the mattress fillings together.

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