Environmentally Friendly Beds – Our Timber Collection
At Natural Bed Company we only use timber from sustainable sources and never use endangered tropical hardwoods. All our timber is from a legally certified source and purchased under the EUTR (European Union Timber Regulation). Our pine is from Scandinavia and our hardwoods – ash, oak, maple, cherry, walnut and beech are from the USA or northern Europe.
It is incredibly important to us that our timber suppliers have high standards in responsible purchasing and have therefore attained the highest levels of independent accreditation including the Timber Trade Federation, FSC and PEFC.
The Timber Trade Federation:
Our timber merchants are a member of the Timber Trade Federation and committed to the Timber Trade Federation Code of Conduct, they apply the Environmental Code of Practice to all wood procurement activities. Also they are a signatory to the Responsible Purchasing Policy and EUTR –these are the most up to date and creditable tools used in obtaining legal and sustainable timber, referred to by numerous agencies including the UK government.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council): PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification):
The timber suppliers we deal with are committed to supplying certified timber products where chain of custody can be verified and they hold full FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification.
We are committed to purchasing all timber from legally verified and sustainable sources. Our wood merchant seeks evidence of compliance from all their suppliers that they are operating in accordance with the laws of their country. They will not trade in endangered timber species prohibited under Appendix 1 of the CITES legislation and perform a Risk Assessment on all suppliers, as documented by the RPP (this assessment seeks to provide the clearest practicable information regarding the sources of raw materials).
They support international efforts to improve forest management, including the development of credible timber certification schemes. They only accept, or use, labels or certificates that include environmental or sustainability claims if they are backed by independent inspection.
Along with our bed collection we offer a range of eco-friendly bedding including:
- a collection of British woollen duvets (made in the UK with UK wool). The duvets are light and soft, made from pure wool with a high thread count, soft cotton case. The wool is not bleached or chemically treated. We are planning to add the organic woollen duvet to this collection – please contact us to find out more.
- a new organic cotton bed linen collection, the classic range from Greenfibres. Undyed and unbleached this is a strong, long-lasting organic cotton that softens with use and washing. Organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. When you buy organic cotton you are supporting sustainable farming methods.
- an organic latex mattress. This very comfortable medium-to-firm mattress is made on a farm in Wales. A 15cm thick core of natural latex is wrapped in organic Welsh wool and covered in certified organic cotton.