Bamboo & Beans.
Making sleep greener.
As a totally biodegradable and sustainable natural product, bamboo is fast becoming the most eco-friendly material of the 21st century. Our bamboo mattress covers are made from a fabric of 100% bamboo pulp fibers. Once harvested, bamboo is ground into a pulp from which silky soft threads are spun into a luxurious fabric stronger than any other fabric of its kind, even viscose.
Ticking with holes?
The highly absorbent mesh-like structure of bamboo fibers ensures that bamboo fabric always feels cool and fresh. Microscopic gaps in bamboo fibers act like natural “air conditioning,” preventing the cloth from sticking to your skin in warm weather. Its breezy microstructure also gives bamboo ticking suppleness and a silky, luxurious feel.
We use bamboo because it has a high level of hygroscopicity (or an amazing ability to absorb moisture) and excellent permeability (which means that it also transfers moisture away from your body). Bamboo works to keep you cool in the summer and snug in the winter.
Good news for people with allergies!
Bamboo flourishes in nature without the help of irritating pesticides or chemicals. Bamboo and bamboo yarn also produce an antibiosis, or a natural form of pest control, that makes them uniquely resistant to pests, bacteria, and fungi. This means that bamboo fabric is an ideal choice for mattress ticking if you have allergies.
Even better, bamboo is also a natural deodorant, so bamboo mattress ticking always smells as fresh as when it was new—something we can all appreciate.
The world’s first foam made from a renewable resource.
Many of our comfort foams replace a portion of the petrochemical-based ingredients with a material made from a sustainable, renewable resource – the castor plant.
About 60% of the recipe that makes traditional foam is derived from petroleum (polyols). Our comfort foam replaces a portion of the foam’s petrochemical-derived poloyols with a bio-based polyol made from the castor plant, while maintaining the performance of petroleum-based foam. In fact, our foam actually improves upon some of the performance characteristics of traditional foam. Comfortaire continues to seek out and find the next generation of sustainable-based foam. Good for the environment. Good for you.