The utility of polyester in textiles and cushioning fibers assures it a place in mattress and pillow materials for the foreseeable future.
Naturepedic’s mattress reviews are generally favorable. A large part of this is because of the commitment of the company and its founder to totally avoid toxicity in bedding products. For some models with latex, they have alternative comfort layers with microcoils. Though they do not have memory foam mattresses, they nevertheless have good mattresses.
The material in pillows includes both the cover/ticking and the filling. This article concerns the covers.
Beginning with making your own bed with whatever was at hand, then local and national manufacturers of increasingly sophisticated mattresses, we have moved to national and global bedding markets. Now we can stay at home, select our new mattress from any of several types and brands, and have them delivered right to our door in a box we can carry or drag to the bedroom to open and expand. Wherever we go from here, it will not be the same as our ancestors – or even our parents – put a bed in the house.
Bamboo – the tallest grass in the world – joins cotton, linen, and wool as one of the ancient source materials used in modern mattresses in traditional and modern forms.
Rayon is a fine fiber with a good feel and good appearance. It is strong, and it is more absorbent than cotton or linen. Also, silica rayon is one of the alternatives to using chemicals for fire resistance in mattresses.
Most people associate the Gold Bond Mattress Company with futons and futon mattresses. That is only natural. For one thing, Gold Bond, along with Bedworks, is credited with developing and popularizing the modern Western futon and futon mattress from the original Japanese foldable sleeping mat (Gold Bond, in 1980, actually beat Bedworks (1982) by two years).
Along with linen and cotton, wool is one of the oldest textile fibers in the world, and the oldest animal textile fiber. Along with this, sheep, the major producers of wool, join goats and cattle as animals with the longest history of domestication. Wool has been around for millennia, and will remain a significant fiber for the foreseeable future, even with the widespread use of synthetic fibers, including its use in mattresses.
Cotton, one of the oldest textile fibers, continues to be one of the most used, even with the wide use of synthetic fibers as well as other natural fibers, and it still is an important material in many mattresses.
A material truth is that a mattress can be no better than what it is made of. What is inside is critically important, but what is on the outside also matters.