News — Vegan Society

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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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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The First Vegan Society Registration Granted for Mattresses

The First Vegan Society Registration Granted for Mattresses
We are very proud to announce that our new animal cruelty-free mattresses have attained coveted Vegan Society Registration. Not just a single mattress, but a complete range of adult and children's Vegan Mattresses using cotton, bamboo and polyester. This is a major breakthrough for health-conscious Vegan customers, as most flame retardant chemicals are based on pesticides and have significant health risks.

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