Our Natural Latex
Need a hug? Our natural rubber hugs to your every curve. Its natural elasticity and flexibility conform to your body, which takes the pressure off your joints. It aligns your spine, giving you the rest necessary to feel refreshed. Now, you’ll only hit the snooze button two times instead of fifteen.
Natural latex comes from a rubber tree, much the same way sap comes from a maple. Because the latex trees are huge producers, they save themselves from being cut down. This renewable source helps to preserve eight and a half acres of virgin rain forest.
Mattresses containing latex:
The Archetype - Innerspring Pillowtop Mattress
The Cazenovian - Natural Latex Mattress
The Cazenovian - Natural Latex Pillowtop Mattress
Technical Stuff: (This is for the real mattress geeks!)
Manufactured using the Dunlop process.
Manufactured in Sri Lanka
Certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex 100. Assures you that the latex is free of any chemical substances which may have a negative affect on your well being.
Why isn’t the latex 100%?
Latex is only natural in a liquid state. In order to take it from a liquid to a usable and solid state, all latex must be vulcanized. Therefore, a mixture of natural rubber (90-95%), zinc oxide (2-3%), fatty acid soaps (1-2%), sulfur (1-2%), and sodium (1-2%) is created which is essential for the vulcanization, foaming, and curing process. The finished core is then washed a minimum of three times to remove residuals that may be left over after curing. The finished product is approximately 98% natural latex rubber. (We could lie and tell you that it is all natural, if you want us to.)
In the end, it is the most pure latex available. Free of any manmade synthetic latex.