Our Sustainability Focus

Founded on a philosophy of sustainably-minded design, The Natural Bedding Company is committed to crafting products that have a positive impact on people and the planet. For 40 years, we have championed a considered, regenerative approach — one that is underpinned by Australian craftsmanship, respecting the lifecycle of the materials we work with, and embracing environmentally friendly practices in every aspect of our business.

Emphasising the importance of traceability and transparency, we work exclusively with natural, sustainably produced, and ethically sourced materials. From Organic Latex and Untreated Australian Downs Wool to solid Tasmanian Oak, our materials are certified to the highest possible standards for non-toxic, social, and environmental responsibility. These standards are fundamental to our values and we strive to ensure we work with partners who share this commitment.

We believe in a circular economy that accounts for the lifecycle of our products. One of the most responsible things we can do is craft products that endure, both through timeless design and with manufacturing integrity to ensure quality, durability, and longevity. When our mattresses, furniture and bedding do eventually need to be replaced, our use of organic, natural materials means they can be recycled and reused or allowed to biodegrade, thereby returning them to nature.

As a proud carbon-neutral brand, we donate 1% of our woodwork sales to Carbon Positive Australia. So far, we have helped to plant 6,525,067 native trees, sequester 651,759 tonnes of carbon, restore 5,138 hectares of degraded land, and contribute to research into carbon farming participation. Through our carbon offsetting option at checkout with CarbonClick, we support initiatives such as the Rarakau Rainforest Conservation Project and the Tambopata-Bahuaja Biodiversity Reserve.

At The Natural Bedding Company, sustainability is an ongoing journey — a never-ending drive to innovate combined with a humble understanding that the work will never be done. From materials to manufacturing and shipping, we appreciate that every small decision contributes to our larger impact and will always strive to do better.

Voluntary carbon offsetting is a way to compensate for unavoidable carbon emissions. This is done by purchasing carbon credits that represent an amount of carbon removed by verified projects - like growing, protecting and restoring forests which sequester carbon.

Your offset supports projects like the Everdale Native Regeneration project in New South Wales, Australia. This project promotes the regeneration of over 5,000 hectares of acacia woodland and eucalypt forest. 

Organic Latex

The core of our business — and most of our mattresses — is 100% Certified Organic Latex. GOLS-certified to ensure its organic origin, sustainable production, and the absence of harmful chemicals, our Organic Latex is a renewable resource; it is tapped from rubber trees that are not damaged during the extraction process. 

Harvested from carbon-neutral farms in Sri Lanka, we work closely with a trusted, certified supplier with whom we have built a strong relationship. Together we are advocates for the significant economic and social value of environmentally friendly businesses around the world. 

In Australia, around 1.8 million mattresses end up in landfill each year, many of which are made with petrochemicals. As our Latex is a natural, organic product, when it eventually needs to be replaced it can be disposed of in a way that will not harm the environment.

Australian Downs Wool

Sourced from responsibly managed flocks in Victoria and South Australia, our Untreated Australian Downs Wool has been minimally processed. Washed with a mild detergent and then carded, or untangled, it forgoes typical chemical treatments such as carbonisation that can strip the wool of its natural lanolin. Not only is this beneficial for those with chemical sensitivities, but it also reduces toxic waste produced by the wool industry. 

Similar to our Latex, once products containing Untreated Australian Downs Wool reach the end of their lifetime they can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The Wool can be used for composting or repurposed for a multitude of different uses including mulch or weed matting in your garden.

Tasmanian Oak

Our furniture is crafted with durable, carefully selected Tasmanian Oak that meets PEFC and Responsible Wood certifications. These standards ensure that our timber is sustainably harvested from regrowth forests managed to maintain biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes. Once logged, the timber is locally milled to minimise wastage before being shipped to our Sydney workshop. This short supply chain means lower carbon emissions and complete transparency.

In line with our strong commitment to regenerative principles, we have proudly donated 1% of our woodwork sales to Carbon Positive Australia since 2019. This impressive organisation plants native tree species endemic to their locality and works on projects with high restoration outcomes, including providing habitat for endangered species, reducing salinity, and restoring biodiversity.

To discover more about our natural materials, please find the small selection of FAQs below which delve into our manufacturing process, sustainable approach, the use of latex fillers in the industry, and much more.

How do you process your latex?
What are fillers in latex?
What about VOCs? Are they produced during the Dunlop process?