Hästens: Healthy, All-Natural Mattresses

ICFF 2010

It's not everyday you get to experience a company's claims first hand. Renowned Swedish mattress masters Hästens make each one of their mattresses by hand using only hard-wearing natural materials like horsehair, flax, wool, and pine— a fact they demonstrated by ripping open a mattress to let all the ICFF guests take a peek. After snapping photos, we laid down on the mattress to test it out for awhile, and zzzzzzzzzz

Seriously, though. The beds are super comfortable and come in all sorts of juicy colors and patterns. But more importantly, the mattresses are incredibly well-made and durable (25 year warranty) and are made with only natural materials like cotton, wool, horse hair, pine, steel, and flax. Their use of wool makes the bed naturally fire-retardant, and they apply a saline-based solution to the materials in order to comply with US product safety regulations. (Which we suppose is about as green as you can get as far as fire-retardant chemicals go, especially considering all the chemicals that are pumped into conventional mattresses.)

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