Designed with Sustainability in mind
Heveya® originated in a response to demands for comfortable mattresses made of natural materials and produced in an environmentally friendly way.
With our passion for environmental care, we go beyond and look for latex from a plantation which was organically certified. Our supplier is also carbon neutral certified and has the Fair Choice certificate, which gives us peace of mind about the whole production process and the mattress our clients sleep on every night!
Heveya® latex is a 100% natural product. This means you do not have to worry about toxic gasses being released while you sleep. In contrast, other foams, like PU foam or memory foam are made entirely of petroleum derivatives.
Our organic rubber plantation is audited by the Peterson Control Union Group, a European organization which does regular unannounced checks of the soil and the latex milk.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Just one queen size mattress requires 12 acres of rubber plantations to be tapped (which does not harm the trees). This number of trees absorbs a huge 143 tonnes of CO² from the air every year, and provides employment for 8 rubber tappers.
Each of us produces about 24 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO²) per year, by driving, using energy at home or buying oil based products, thereby contributing to global warming. One way of reducing our carbon footprint is by planting trees. Trees absorb CO² from the air. Some trees absorb more than others.
Hevea Brasiliensis, the tree which produces natural latex, is among the most ecological trees in the world. A single Hevea tree absorbs about 1.8 tons of CO² in its life time, similar to a rainforest tree. Globally, all latex plantations together offset 90 million tons of CO² per year, a true blessing for our planet.
Hevea trees provide latex milk their whole life and are not damaged in the process. At the end of their life-cycle, they serve as a perfect alternative for tropical hardwood in furniture, hence preventing cutting of tropical rainforest trees.