When Natural Mat's founders first decided to make mattresses back in 1999, they took a different approach to the rest of the trade. They could not understand why the majority of mattresses were made using man-made synthetic materials that were neither biodegradable nor from a sustainable source. What's more, they provided questionable sleep and supportive benefits to the mattress.
They believed that natural fibres were best, and set out to make a mattress that contained just that – without any chemical additives whatsoever. They also wanted to make sure that our packaging was environmentally friendly. Since those early days they have continued to develop the range and improve the products, remaining true to their guiding principles.
All the ingredients that go into a Natural Mat product are 100% natural and from a sustainable resource that is harvested according to Fair Trade principles. Where possible, they buy from local sources and always make an effort to keep their carbon footprint as low as possible. At the end of their life, all materials are 100% biodegradable, so they will return to nature as nature intended.
All mattresses are made by hand in their purpose-built factory in Topsham, on the banks of the River Exe, Devon. Natural Mat believe that people, not machines, make a superior, longer-lasting product. Their team of craftspeople ensure every stitch, every fibre, every tufting button and every cover is painstakingly created, teased and checked.