Historically, the bedding and mattress industries tend to create a lot of waste, and their process includes a lot of man-made chemicals. This is, in part, due to health regulations. Mattresses and toppers must be manufactured with a flame retardant and most companies use chemical flame retardants because they are the cheaper option. Holy Lamb Organics uses wool because it is a natural flame retardant. Wrapping their mattresses in wool means they don’t have to use VOC (volatile organic compounds) chemicals. Their chemical-free bedding is made from heirloom and organic materials, and they’re proud of their commitment to reducing waste in all steps of their manufacturing process.
So, what materials can you expect to find in Holy Lamb Organic products? Organic cotton grown in India, then milled and finished in a GOTS-certified (Global Organics Textile Standard) facility in Pakistan (India currently produces the most organic cotton – the U.S., not so much), natural and organic wool sourced from the western U.S. and a GOTS-certified organic option from New Zealand, and latex sustainably harvested from FSC-certified rubber tree farms.
Wool's breathability and moisture-wicking properties help regulate your body temperature while sleeping, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. This moisture-wicking ability also creates a low-humidity microclimate inhospitable to dust mites. Add to that wool's anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties and you have the ideal setting for comfortable, healthy rest.