Sleeptek Mattresses are made from natural rubber; the most durable, elastic material available. A natural rubber foam core is ideal for mattresses; flexible yet stabile, it is absorbent, resilient and provides excellent heat and moisture regulation as well as air circulation. Natural rubber is a renewable resource. It is the milk or sap tapped from the Hevea Brasiliensis, commonly known as rubber tree, grown in Malaysian and Sri Lankan plantations specially selected for their high quality product.
Our supplier is located in the area that produces the finest quality rubber for mattress use; an extremely durable, elastic material characterized by its ability to retain its shape and original firmness. Because the product is processed where the sap is harvested we are helping to sustain the local economy and provide jobs without depleting the natural resources of the country of origin. An important element of the Sleeptek manufacturing method is the processing of the Hevea milk close to the plantation because rubber destabilizes when it is kept too long. This can be avoided by the addition of chemicals, but since we want our product as pure as possible, we do not do this. For our product, the milk is harvested in the morning and by afternoon, it is being molded into sheets then shipped to Canada where they are expertly covered at our facility. We use the Dunlop system to produce the purest latex for our mattresses. The process involves only air and vulcanization agents, which are used to ensure the latex-foam keeps its form.
All Sleeptek products are made from pure, organically grown and harvested cotton. Cotton grown in industrialized countries is saturated with pesticides and herbicides and absorbs all the chemicals that modern fertilizers deposit in the soil. Machine picked, it is full of impurities, oil, leaves and dirt. The cotton we use is cultivated and handpicked in the traditional co-operative manner that has been followed for centuries in the Cañete and Chincha valleys high in the Peruvian Andes. It is grown organically without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides to fertilize the crop, control plant growth or fight pests. No synthetic chemicals are used to strip the leaves in preparation for the harvest or during the manufacturing process. Hand picking ensures that it is the cleanest, purest most resilient cotton fiber available. All the cotton used in our batting, filling and fabrics is clean, pure and organic. It is woven to very high standards into the finest fabrics in Peru and Belgium.
All Sleeptek wool filling and batting is 100% organic. The pure wool we use in the quilting process is shorn from sheep that have grazed only in pastures free from pesticides and herbicides. The wool is washed without detergents, chemicals, chlorine or bleach - just hot water. The wool fiber produced retains 3 - 4% lanolin oil; a completely natural dust-mite repellent. Our wool comes from Argentina where the climate is very dry, filled with short grubs and rocks. Because of this climate, no agriculture has ever grown on this land, leaving the soil pure and organic. The type of sheep is called Corriedale, which provide a wool that is denser, more resilient to its shape and that has a rough finish. All these properties are excellent for mattresses, pillows and comforters. Our batting is certified through GOTS; the most recognized independent Organic Certifiers in the World.