Coir Fibre (Coconut Husk)
The Coir 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 Coir 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 Natural latex that we spray on the Coir sheets is inherently hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite-resistant, making it perfect for allergy sufferers.
The spun Natural Coir Fibres are shaped into a fleece and sprayed with Natural latex as part of the production process. The Natural latex binds the curled fibres which are then pressed and vulcanised in several layers into resilient Coirtex™ sheets. Natural 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 Natural Latex will provide you with the perfect balance of comfort and support for years to come.
For centuries, Natural Cotton has had a reputation as a luxurious and sensuous fibre that is associated with wealth and success. Natural Cotton is one of the oldest fibres known to man. The Egyptians have used it since the 27th century BC. Natural Cotton is mentioned by Aristotle and became a valuable commodity both in Greece and Rome. In the Roman Empire, Coton was literally worth its weight in gold. The unique production process adds to the mystery and exclusiveness of the fabric.
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.
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