Organic Coconut Mattress

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Coconut Coir Mattresses are hypo-allergenic, mold, mildew, and moisture resistant, and most importantly CHEMICAL-FREE. Coconut Coir Mattresses will last a life time and will offer you all the firm comfort and support that you need. The contemporary bed-time story, by The Better Sleep Council suggest that two thirds of Americans lose sleep due to stress or some form insomnia. Our Coconut Coir Mattresses ensure comfort and support for a restful night sleep. Coconut Fibers are a natural and breathable material allowing ample air flow reducing the absorption of moisture and sweat. This, in combination with our all natural locally grown virgin Wool helps regulate your body temperature during sleep. The regulation of body tempurature allows you to sleep longer, deeper and more comfortably throughout the night. During the winter months wool keeps you warm and during the summer months keeps you cool.

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Coconut – Sustainable Resources

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Sleeping on this organic coconut coir mattress not only feels great, but also reduces your exposure to harsh chemicals found in many mattresses on the market today. This healthy sleep surface is completely free of chemicals with superior comfort and durability. The materials used in our Organic Coconut Coir Mattresses are from organic, renewable and sustainable resources – good for you and beneficial for the environment. The Coir fibers are heat and moisture resistant, provide good ventilation, are moth proof, naturally flame retardant, and an excellent insulator. The all natural coconut coir fibers are sprayed with natural latex to bond the fibers together creating firm sheets that when combined with layers of wool and natural Dunlop Latex create a remarkably comfortable and durable mattress.

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Coconut Coir Fiber

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Organic palm coir (coconut fiber) from recycled coconut husks.

The rise in demand for coconut water has left huge amounts of coconut fiber waste in the form of discarded husks (85% of each coconut is the husk). We now recycle these coconut husks instead of throwing them away. The process begins with turning the husk into rope. The organic coconut coir ropes are untwisted by machine, spread out and sprayed with organic natural latex, to create a spring-like material. The rubberized coconut coir sheets are placed in layers, compressed and vulcanized to produce a firm and lasting product with highly resilient properties. These high-quality products are durable, they retain their shape, they breathe and allow air to pass through. The all natural eco friendly breathable natural core of coconut is sandwiched between layers of natural latex and virgin wool to produce an all natural coconut fiber eco friendly futon mattress.

The highest quality most natural ingredients without harmful chemicals. Great for every night sleep. Feel the difference.

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Crimped Wool

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crimped wool

The benefits of wool in a mattress are many. For one, it can be bent back on itself more than 20,000 times without breaking, compared to about 3,000 times for cotton & 2,000 times for silk therefore it is resistant to tearing and helps add years of life to your mattress.

The outside of wool is a protective layer of scales called Cuticle Cells. They overlap each other like tiles on a roof. The exposed edges of the cells face away from the root end so there’s more friction when you rub the fibre in one direction than the other. This helps wool expel dirt and gives it the ability to felt. Wool felts when fibers are aligned in opposite directions and they become entangled. The scales have a waxy coating which stop water from penetrating the fiber, but allows for absorption of water vapor. This makes wool water-repellant and resistant to water-based stains.

The interior of the wool fiber is called the Cortex and make up about 90% of the fiber. It is made up of long tapering cells that overlap and are surrounded by the cell membrane complex.

There are 2 main types of cells in the cortex

  • The Orthocortical
  • The Paracortical

Each one has a slightly different chemical composition. In finer fibers, these cells are arranged in 2 distinct halves. In coarser fibers, the arrangement is less distinct. These are the cells that create the crimp in wool. The 2 types of cell expand differently when they absorb moisture, which causes the fibers to bend. When the cells are arranged in 2 distinct halves, there is more crimp. The more random these 2 types of cells are arranged, the coarser the fiber because it creates less crimp. Crimp relates directly to fiber diameter. The crimp in wool fibers makes it soft and springy to touch. Crimp will also add bulk and trap a large volume of air between the fibers, which give wool good insulation properties. Finer wools with more crimp create fabrics that drape better than coarser wool fibers with less crimp.

 

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Certified Organic Wool

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Pure Wool logo

In order for wool to be certified as “organic,” it must be produced in accordance with federal standards for organic livestock production.  Federal requirements for organic livestock production include:

  • Livestock feed and forage used from the last third of gestation must be certified organic;
  • Use of synthetic hormones and genetic engineering is prohibited;
  • Use of synthetic pesticides (internal, external, and on pastures) is prohibited, and
  • Producers must encourage livestock health through good cultural and management practices.

Organic livestock management is different from non-organic management in at least two major ways:

1) Sheep cannot be dipped in parasiticides (insecticides) to control external parasites such as ticks and lice.

2) Organic livestock producers are required to ensure that they do not exceed the natural carrying capacity of the land on which their animals graze.

Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production.  The Organic Trade Association has developed standards that apply to the processing of organic wool.

 

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Sheep Shearing

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sheep shearing

Sheep shearing is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is cut off. The person who removes the sheep’s wool is called a shearer. Typically each adult sheep is shorn once each year (a sheep may be said to have been “shorn” or “sheared”, depending upon dialect). The annual shearing most often occurs in a shearing shed, a facility especially designed to process often hundreds and sometimes more than 3,000 sheep per day.

Sheep are shorn in all seasons, depending on the climate, management requirements and the availability of a woolclasser and shearers. 

Sheep shearing is also considered a sport with competitions held around the world.

Today large flocks of sheep are mustered, inspected and possibly treated for parasites such as lice before shearing can start. Then shorn by professional shearing teams working eight hour days, most often in spring, by machine shearing. Typical mass shearing of sheep today follows a well-defined workflow:

  • remove the wool
  • throw the fleece onto the wool table
  • skirt, roll and class the fleece
  • place it in the appropriate wool bin
  • press and store the wool until it is transported.

Wool removal

A sheep is caught by the shearer, from the catching pen, and taken to his “stand” on the shearing board. It is shorn using a mechanical handpiece. The wool is removed by following an efficient set of movements, devised by Godfrey Bowen in c. 1950, (the Bowen Technique) or the Tally-Hi method developed in 1963 and promoted by the Australian Wool Corporation.

 

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Benefits of Wool

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Natural Virgin Wool

  • Superior pressure Relief.
  • Adds Loft & Spring.
  • Natural Moisture & Temperature Regulator.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Inhospitable environment for dust mites.
  • Naturally Mildew and Fungus Resistant.
  • Removes Static Electricity.
  • Natural Fire Retardant.

Superior Pressure Relief + Adds Loft & Spring

The benefits of wool in a mattress are many. For one, it can be bent back on itself more than 20,000 times without breaking, compared to about 3,000 times for cotton & 2,000 times for silk. This allows wool to be superior in pressure relief when compared to cotton.

Natural Moisture & Temperature Regulator

Wool is also hygroscopic fiber; it takes up moisture in vapor form. Tiny pores in the epicuticle make the fiber semi-permeable, allowing vapor to pass through to the heart of the fiber. The capacity to absorb makes wool a “temperature regulator” is most beneficial to any futon mattress, as it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Hypoallergenic

You are less likely to experience allergies or sensitivities with wool because wool is hypoallergenic. Many who think they have an allergy to wool aren’t actually experiencing an allergic reaction but a mechanical effect of rigid fibers. That is, coarse wool is more likely to prickle. Finer individual fibers, are far less likely to cause even sensitive skin to itch. This effect isn’t specific to wool. Very few people have an allergic reaction to wool itself, and even wool allergy tests may give an accurate indication of what to expect from actual wool for anyone except shearers since those tests include salts and lanolin that are removed from wool during processing.
Inhospitable environment for dust mites
Those with sensitivities to dust mites will be happy to know that wool is an inhospitable environment for dust mites, which prefer heat (about 70 degrees Fahrenheit) and humidity (above 75 percent), both of which wool lowers. Dust mites can trigger asthma symptoms, so it is important to lessen their effects. As many as 10 percent of the general population and (in some regions) 90 percent of people with allergic asthma are sensitive to dust mites.
Naturally Mildew and Fungus Resistant
You are less likely to experience allergies from mold and mildew because wool inhibits mildew, fungus, and rot. Wool has a higher resistance to bacteria and fungi than other proteins because of the water repelling membrane that covers the fiber and the chemical structure with sulfur crosslinks. This is also why wool biodegrades more slowly than other material you might compost.

 

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