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Monday, February 22, 2010

Natural Latex Gold - Making the Best Natural Bedding Better!

At SleepySheep, we use two main materials inside of our pillows and mattresses: wool and natural latex gold. Today I would like to tell you a little bit more about Natural Latex Gold, and why we choose to use it in our mattresses and pillows.

Natural Latex Gold is a product that has been made for over 50 years, and is made from 100% natural rubber extracted from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree, a renewable resource grown in Malaysia. The rubber tree plantations are very carefully maintained, and are extremely renewable. As the demand for Natural Latex Gold increases, the Rubber tree forests are preserved, along with other plants and animals indigenous to the region.

The extraction process is very environmentally friendly as well, and is very similar to how maple syrup (yum!) is harvested in Canada! Cuts are made in the trees and sap is collected in small cups, and then poured into larger containers. The natural rubber sap is then cooked until it is at the correct temperature to be whipped up to the correct density, and then poured into special molds.

The Natural Latex Gold is a one-of-a-kind product - the consistency and sponge like quality is incomparable, and the latex is extremely durable.

Latex Gold is completely biodegradable, hygienic, hypoallergenic, dust-free, contaminant free, and totally non-toxic, and that is why we choose to make pillows and mattresses with Natural Latex Gold. Natural Latex Gold has been orthopaedically designed to cater for optimal posture and lumbar support, and so we choose to use it along with our fabulous New Zealand wool in our mattresses and pillows.

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