Raw Materials

ORGANIC COTTON

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All Sleeptek Accessories – pillows, comforters, mattress protectors and overlays – 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 hand picked in the traditional co-operative manner that has been followed for centu- ries in the Cañete and Chincha valleys high in the Peruvian Andes. It is grown organically without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or defoliants 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 this clean, pure, organic product. It is woven to very high standards into the finest, softest fabrics, in Peru and Belgium.

The benefits: Void of toxic chemicals inhaled during sleep, breathable, comfortable, soft to the touch, machine washable.


ORGANIC WOOL

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All Sleeptek wool fillings 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 and soap. The wool fibre produced retains 1 – 2% lanolin oil; a completely natural dust-mite repellant. Our wool comes from Argentina. The climate there is very dry, filled with short shrubs 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, they provide a wool that is denser, more resilient to it’s shape and that has a rough finish. All these properties are excellent for mattresses, pillows and comforters. Our batting is certified through GOTS, being the strongest independent Organic Certifiers in the World.

The benefits: Absorbent, resilient in form and shape, dust mite resistant.  Thermo-regulating properties mean you are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It is a natural renewable resource that’s fire retardant and most importantly, comfortable.


PURE ORGANIC RUBBER

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Sleeptek Mattresses are made from organic rubber; the most durable, elastic material available. A orgnaic rubber foam core is ideal for mattresses; flexible yet stable, it is absorbent, resilient and provides excellent heat and moisture regulation and air circulation. Organic rubber is a renewable resource. It is the milk or sap tapped from the Hevea Brasiliensis, the common rubber tree, grown on Malaysian and Sri Lankan plantations especially 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 charac- terized by its ability to retain its shape and original firmness. Because the product is manufactured 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 chemi- cals, 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 that are shipped to Canada where they are expertly covered at our facility. We use the Dunlop system to produce the purest latex for our mattresses. This process involves only air, natural soap and vulcanization agents, which are used to ensure the latex-foam keeps its form.

The benefits: Superior durability and elasticity, retention of shape and firmness, excellent heat and moisture regulation, superior air circulation and dust mite resistant.


NATURAL NON-TREATED WOOD

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All our box springs and foundations are constructed from non-treated, natural wood. The foundations hand-constructed in our facility are made exclusively from untreated, seasoned, kiln-dried spruce and harvested by the “Sustainable Harvesting Method”. Our bed frames are made from selected woods, such as spruce that have not been treated with harmful substances. No synthetic glues, dyes or finishing sprays are used at any stage of production.

The benefits: Superior quality which increases durability. Chemical-free and sustainable. North American wood.


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