Did you know that there is up to 7kg of antimony trioxide, organophosphate, chlorinated alkanes and decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) and other flame retardant chemicals contained in virtually every household mattress in Britain?
Not only do these pesticide-based chemicals not work properly, they are banned in many countries. These toxins are damaging to the environment and to human health, some being carcinogenic and endocrine disruptors. Others have damaging neurological and developmental effects. They are skin permeable and airbourne.
You don’t need chemicals to make a mattress but don’t be fooled – not all ‘natural’, ‘eco’, ‘green’ ‘organic’ or ‘chemical free mattresses’ are what they claim to be. Manufacturers can maintain they do not contain fire retardant chemicals, even when they do, because it is classified by the government as a safety matter.
Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress is the UK’s ONLY 100% chemical free mattress manufacturer. As a small family business, based in Woodbury, we make fabulously comfortable, inherently fire safe mattresses at a great price.
Managing Director, Mark Dowen said: ‘Having spent years developing completely chemical free and safe fire-retardant materials, I am lobbying government to ban these dangerous chemicals with support of NGOs such as The Cancer Prevention Society, Breast Cancer UK and Greenpeace.’
Cottonsafe® mattresses contain absolutely no fire- retardant chemicals or dangerous residues that can be inhaled or absorbed. Each mattress is handcrafted and side stitched together with flax thread – we don’t use foam or adhesives in the construction. Our unique Cottonsafe® patented fabric is made from organic cotton and wool – nothing else. Inside our Cottonsafe® mattresses we use copious amounts of wool, cashmere, silk and alpaca fleece – for example our kingsize Widecombe mattress uses a massive 19 kilos of British wool.
For our Vegan friends and those with allergies who don’t want wool, we use a polyester cover – the material with the lowest carbon footprint – to allow maximum air flow to help regulate your temperature. The Vegan Range uses plant-based materials such as bamboo and hemp for maximum breathability and comfort. It is the first mattress range to be Registered by The Vegan Society.
At Cottonsafe® we are passionate about the environment and your family’s health. We simply make fantastically comfortable mattresses with nothing to hide, at an affordable price! Come to the factory and showroom in Woodbury and see for yourself. We’d love to meet you.
As featured in the Devonshire Magazine here - https://devonshiremagazine.co.uk/currentissue/