From the very beginning of the Home of Wool journey, our intention was to create a product that will draw your homes closer to nature and make your sleep healthier. A product that is made to fit, built to last, and at the same time kinder to the planet. This philosophy helps us sleep tight at night, knowing that we are doing our best for leaving a healthier planet and a brighter future for our kids.

THE CONSCIOUS CHOICE FOR A CLEANER AND HEALTHIER PLANET

While most conventional mattresses last about 10 years, wool mattresses’ life span is much longer. If taken care of properly, a wool mattress could be with you and serve you incredibly well for 50 and more years to come.

We do believe in the power of conscious choices. We create our mattresses with the belief that the less we buy, the less we waste, and the more we reduce and repair, the longer, the brighter, and the healthier our future will be. That is why we always stress on the care for our wool creations. The care that will help them serve you longer.

According to The International Sleep Products Association, 10.8 years is the average life of a mattress and box spring. The current population of the United States of America is almost 333 million. Can you calculate how many mattresses end up in the landfill each and every year? And that is only households’ mattresses we are counting. What about if we add up all kinds of hotels and dormitories?

Having that in mind, investing in a natural wool-filled mattress that is made out of biodegradable materials is a very beneficial decision for both your home environment and the planet.

Wool is a renewable material and at the end of its life cycle it completely degrades in soil (and water), releasing beneficial nutrients.

Many chemicals used in the production of most mattresses have a harmful impact. During manufacture, some affect the health of factory workers, and others are discharged into ecosystems around the plant. In our production process, we do not use any toxic materials or chemicals, keeping it clean and healthy.

HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR OLD MATTRESS?

Before getting rid of your old mattress, no matter what kind of a mattress it is, think carefully if you could postpone that and repair it so that you can enjoy it for longer. If that is not the case, explore the option for recycling it. Most conventional mattresses are complex products and most of the elements they are consisted of could be recycled. Recycling, however, is not always happening. More often than not mattresses end up in the landfill.

If you are at the point of recycling your mattress, check out Earth911.org and Byebyemattress.com to see if there is a local recycling facility near you. Some facilities have community drop off points or will come to pick up your bed for a small fee. You could also resell or donate a mattress that is still in decent shape.

OUR ZERO WASTE MISSION, YOUR AFFORDABLE WOOL MATTRESS

Our products are all made-to-order which also ensures we follow our zero waste philosophy, creating no more than what is requested by our customers.

In each process, however, there is some leftover material. And what do we do with it? We create some high-quality mattresses with it.

We use the larger remaining pieces from cuts to create affordably priced mattresses. We simply stitch a few pieces in neat parallel lines to form each surface of the mattress.

Home of Wool zero waste wool mattress - joining seams

Since the pieces are leftovers from other cuts, we have decided to not charge for the fabric, allowing us to reduce the price of the mattresses made from fabric pieces, thus adding a more affordable option for our customers.

HOW TO GET A ZERO WASTE MISSION HOME OF WOOL MATTRESS OR TOPPER?

This option is subject to availability. We can only create a Zero Waste Mission product when we have all the fabric pieces needed for it available.

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Some of the smaller pieces left over from the process are either donated to ISE – Initiative for Social Empowerment where they are turned into beautiful aroma dolls and bags.

Due to numerous inquiries and high demand, we’ve also created our bags of fabric scraps that many artisans all around the world find extremely useful.

Home of Wool bag of fabric scraps - wool, linen, silk and cotton

PACKAGING YOUR HOME OF WOOL CREATIONS

We try to minimize the waste created throughout the packaging process as well. Since we ship worldwide it’s very important to have the items well wrapped and safe from any moisture or other possible dangers. Alternatively, we risk damaging the product during transit and we’ll have to create and send a new one, which will result in increasing our footprint. Given the specifics of this shipping, the options for packaging materials are not that many. Though we always research new technologies and ways to reduce our imprint. Currently, the foils we use are 100% recyclable and the bags we create are re-usable. The recycling code of the packaging is 4 – LDPE (low-density polyethylene).

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