Natural Materials and Ingredients
From nature – back to nature.
We place great importance on sustainability and carefully research the ingredients for our products. We borrow the materials from Mother Earth and give her everything back in the end.
Horsehair – the natural air conditioning
Horsehair can take up to 25 percent of its own weight in moisture without feeling damp. When the body releases moisture at night, it is absorbed by the mattress. The next day when the bed is aired, the moisture is released again Even during the summer, when temperatures are high, you can enjoy a pleasant, dry sleeping environment. During hot nights, horsehair regulates body temperature and remains cool.
Our precious and especially long white horsehair is particularly springy.
Hemp – a natural remedy
Hemp is one of mankind’s oldest and most valued useful plants. Due to its versatility, hemp is not only used as food and medicine, but also for the production of textiles and ropes. Hemp fibres come from the bast of the hemp plant. The fibres of utility hemp are used as a material for various applications. The oldest evidence of use of hemp fibre goes back to the year 2800 B.C.
Shetland new wool – soft and cuddly
For generations, the wool of the Shetland sheep has been known for its good thermal properties and its fineness. Extremely soft and finely curled, its fibres give the wool fabric high elasticity and fluffiness.
"All its properties taken together, Shetland wool is probably the most perfect product of its kind in the whole universe. It has the sheen and the softness of silk, the sturdiness of cotton, the whiteness of linen and the warmth of wool.”
- Sir John Sinclair -
Willow bark - with the anti-inflammatory effects of salicin
The finest granulate from willow bark is incorporated with new wool in the mattress cover. Hildegard of Bingen uses the juice from willow bark for pain relief and prevention of all "rheumatic conditions." During sleep, biologically significant amounts of bark extract reach through to the skin (permeation) and respiratory tract (aspiration). Salicylic acid in the body formed from salicin reduces inflammation and relieves pain caused by gout, osteoarthritis, arthritis or rheumatism. Homeopathic doses are used for headache and migraine therapy.
Swiss stone pine - a soothing effect on the body
Swiss stone pine wood chips are quilted into mattress ticking with pure refined sheep's wool. Like the Tree of Life, Swiss stone pine connects you to pleasant memories, as anyone who has ever sat in a Swiss stone pine-panelled room and breathed the unmistakable pine scent can tell you. Swiss stone pine beds and bedding with Swiss stone pine ingredients are growing in popularity. A night’s sleep in a Swiss stone pine bed is quieter, steadying the heart rhythm and accelerating recovery. The body’s ability and willingness to regenerate itself well as its reflexes benefit from this quality. We physically and mentally recover better. Pine also has a pest-inhibiting and antibacterial effect.
Camel hair - to compensate for temperature variations
Camel hair is lighter, finer and softer than sheep's wool. It can hold up to 33 percent of its own weight in moisture and keep you in a dry, cosy sleep environment. Camel hair is very smooth, isolates heat extremely well and provides excellent temperature regulation.
Peat - the daily medical treatment
Peat fibre can promote blood circulation, relieving rheumatic symptoms as an anti-inflammatory agent. Peat excavated from the bog is shaken and sifted until only the long fibres of the wool grass remain. Peat has a number of valuable properties that have always been used for medical treatment, to strengthen the immune system and stimulate self-healing powers. Humins within peat released by body heat during sleep promote circulation. Peat applies equally well as protection from geological fault zones.
Organic Cotton - the skin friendly natural fibre
For "naturally elky" mattresses, we use cotton that originates from organic farming, whereby the dyeing and finishing stages are included in the ecological cycle, in addition to planting. Tightly woven cotton fabric has a certain softness: skin-friendly but also stable and durable. This makes cotton very suitable for mattress covers.
Sheep's wool - for temperature regulation
Sheep's wool is still the most frequently used natural wool fibre. It has a so-called natural thermoregulatory property. Wool can absorb water vapour inside the fibres, while the surface repels water. It can hold up to 33 percent of its dry weight in water without feeling damp and wicks moisture much faster than other fibres
Cashmere – the precious wool fibre
The undercoat cleansed from outer coat of the cashmere goat is particularly fine, with a diameter of only 15 to 19 micrometres and a length of 25 to 90 millimetres. Cashmere is one of the most precious wools, having very good heat retention properties with low weight due to its fine fibrous nature. Because cashmere is one of the most valuable and expensive natural fibres, it is often sold blended with merino wool or other wool.
Java cotton – with natural heat and moisture management
Java cotton, or kapok, is the hollow fibre of the tropical kapok tree. Because of the 80 percent air pocket, kapok fibre is considered the lightest natural hollow fibre in the world. Together with its silky touch, kapok creates well-being that is enhanced by its natural heat and moisture management.