We use one of the finest materials available. Here is the detail on what we use and how we obtain and process:
All our wool filling and batting is 100 percent 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. It is processed without the use of oils or bonding agents, so it just doesn’t get any purer!
Our wool comes from a 150 year old farm in Charente, a region of western France. The business is recognized throughout Europe and Asia for its expertise and the conditions used to produce the finest quality wool.
The sheep are bred carefully and live a stress free life. In winter, they live in a well ventilated, climate controlled barn with clean floors, fresh, dry bedding, a non-rationed food supply and a daily check of each animal. During the summer months the sheep graze on land that has not been used for agriculture for 20 years, so it is protected from any chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers.
With the craftsmanship born of centuries of experience, the company processes the raw fleece into a high quality end product through careful sorting, washing and drying. This is a 100 percent organic process that does not involve the use of any chemicals or bleach. The wool fiber produced retains 4 to 6% lanolin oil; a completely natural dust mite repellent.
Our products are carefully monitored. No plastic, baling twine, mothballs or strong chemicals to remove impurities are used. We use only vegetable based soaps and other agents for washing, lubrication and static control.
All the wool used in the manufacture of the batting is certified to OKO-TEX 100 through a leading German organic certification organization.
All our 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 hand picked in the traditional co-operative manner that has been followed for centuries in the Ca ete 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 fibre available.
Europe’s oldest and most prestigious certification agency, KRAV of Sweden, has certified our organic cotton. Their stamp of approval is not only a guarantee of organic standards, but also that social rights are observed in the production of our cotton.
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 Germany and Switzerland.
Our box springs and foundations are constructed from non-treated, natural wood.
The foundations are hand constructed in Canada. They are made exclusively from untreated, seasoned, kiln dried spruce grown by the Jardinage method in the province of Quebec, Canada and harvested by the “Sustainable Harvesting Method”.
Our bed frames are made from selected woods, such as spruce, poplar and ash that have not been treated with harmful substances, only with natural wax or oil. The slats are extremely flexible and provide perfect support and unmatched comfort. No synthetic glues, dyes or finishing sprays are used at any stage of production. The base and top structure are assembled from wood slats and beams, each piece individually crafted by a skilled cabinetmaker following traditional European design.