Here at Natural Bed Company, being eco-conscious is part of our ethos. We only use timber from sustainable sources and never use endangered tropical hardwoods, allowing us to offer environmentally friendly beds.

Our timber comes from a legally certified source and is purchased under the EUTR (European Union Timber Regulation). We source our pine from Scandinavia and our hardwoods; ash, oak, maple, cherry, walnut and beech, come from either the USA or Northern Europe.

With this in mind, it is important to us that our timber suppliers have high standards in responsible purchasing. In order to make sure we offer our customers sustainable materials, all our sources retain the highest levels of independent accreditation. These include the Timber Trade Federation, FSC and PEFC.

The Timber Trade Federation

Our timber merchants are members of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). As such, they are committed to the TTF Code of Conduct. They apply the Environmental Code of Practice to all wood procurement, and are also signatories to the Responsible Purchasing Policy and EUTR.

These are the most up to date tools used in sourcing legal and sustainable timber. They are referred to by numerous agencies, including the UK government. Our timber suppliers are committed to supplying certified timber products, where documentation of sustainable sources can be verified. They also ensure that the sources hold full FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification.

Timber Purchasing Legislation

Natural Bed Company is committed to purchasing all timber from legally verified and sustainable sources. Our wood merchant seeks evidence of compliance from all our suppliers. For example, they confirm that the suppliers are operating within the laws of their country.

In addition, our suppliers won’t trade in endangered timber species. This is prohibited under Appendix 1 of the CITES legislation. They also perform Risk Assessments on all suppliers, as documented by the RPP. In essence, the assessment seeks to provide the clearest practical information regarding the sourcing of raw materials.

Along with thorough checks on our sources, we also support international efforts to improve forest management. This includes the development of credible timber certification schemes. For this purpose, our suppliers only use labels or certificates which are backed by independent inspection, and are also beneficial to the environment.

Other Eco Friendly Products

Along with our environmentally friendly beds, we also offer a range of eco-friendly bedding. This includes:

  • British woollen duvets. These are made in the UK, using UK wool. These duvets are light and soft, made from pure wool wrapped in a high thread-count, soft cotton case. This wool is not bleached or chemically treated.
  • A collection of Organic duvets made using organic cotton from sustainable sources. Within this collection, there are different options, all made from organic materials: from organic wild silk to a vegan duvet made from Kapok, you can find all the options here.
  • A new organic cotton bed linen collection. Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. When you buy organic cotton, you are supporting sustainable farming methods. This range includes the classic range from Greenfibres. This bedding is un-dyed and unbleached, and is also made from strong, long-lasting organic cotton. It softens with use and washing.
  • The range also includes Greenfibres’ finest sateen range, along with a range of everyday bedding. The latter is available in ivory or a soft brown marl.

We hope this blog has helped shed some light on the ways we ensure our products are made using sustainable materials. Of course, if you have any further questions about this, please contact us!

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