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Eco Shire Mattresses: a great eco alternative for your bed

Nowadays, more and more people purposefully take steps to have a greener lifestyle and it all starts by choosing great eco alternatives to everyday goods. If we consider an item such as the bed – where we spend about one third of our lives sleeping – a good way to make the bed a bit more ethical would be to go look for a mattress that is manufactured with eco-friendly materials. Today’s options offer peace of mind without compromising on comfort.

There are many factors to consider when evaluating the eco-friendliness of a mattress, such as: the materials used in the construction, where they were sourced from, how they will be disposed of, and so on. We would like to highlight several materials that are well known for their eco-friendly properties and are being used more and more in mattress construction in order minimize the impact on the environment.

In addition, we’d like to introduce the Shire eco range of mattresses supplied by Wedo Mattresses. These mattresses are all naturally hypoallergenic and made of luxurious natural fillings such as silk, cashmere, horsehair and natural wool. These are all “premium” natural animal fibres and therefore are entirely chemical-free and create the minimum effect on the environment compared to other synthetic counterparts.

Eco Shire mattress

Premium natural fillings feature many benefits: they are naturally hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, more durable than man made fibres and some are even temperature sensitive to provide the sleeper with more comfort. Below are some additional benefits:

  • Cashmere is a light and soft material that is also naturally insulating
  • Silk is both cooling and warming depending on the temperature. Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic and offers superior comfort.
  • Horsehair is a highly resilient, strong and durable material
  • Mohair is a luxurious lightweight material used to enhance softness
  • Wool has the property to be moisture regulating, soft and dust mite resistant.

Even if there is no such thing as an official “eco label” for the mattress and bedding industry, one can wisely consider the composition of a mattress as the very first step to take into account when choosing an eco-friendlier alternative to a traditional mattress.

Wedo Mattresses UK offers a wide selection of hypoallergenic, dustmite resistant as well as orthopedic mattresses to promote the healthiest sleeping environments possible.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DIY Idea: recycled and vintage xmas ornament wreaths

recycled christmas ornament wreath

Here’s a great idea for creating an eye-catching holiday wreath that you can sustainably use for years to come – a wreath made from recycled vintage Christmas ornaments (the wreaths here include some upcycled new bulbs).

recycled xmas ornament wreath

If you don’t have the skills or raw materials to create your own DIY version of these wreaths, designer Judy Blank has handcrafted a nice collection; her wreaths are pictured above and below. Prices range from $125 to $199.

recycled xmas ornament wreath

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