Why Are Natural Materials Best In A Mattress?

The materials that go into a mattress are absolutely vital in creating the right comfort and feel. The craftsmen who create all of our beds have years of experience working with natural materials to ensure the right blend is created to ensure the perfect feel.

Each mattress in our Diamond Collection is packed with generous layers of natural and breathable fibres, including a blend of fleece wool, cashmere and horsehair. These soft and durable natural fibres promote airflow and wick away moisture, which helps to regulate body temperature whilst sleeping, ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.

But why do the craftsmen use these specific materials?


Wool is a soft, durable and sustainable fibre and it acts as a personal climate control unit – keeping you warm and cosy in the winter, and cool and comfortable in the summer. The wool ventilates the mattress, promoting airflow and allowing it to breathe. Wool also has moisture-wicking properties and can absorb twice as much moisture as cotton. This not only creates a comfortable sleeping environment in terms of cosiness but it also prevents the growth of bacteria, fungi and dust mites.


The fibres in horsehair are strong and springy meaning they won’t break or lose their natural flexibility, which helps to keep the mattress support. It also helps to support the contours of your body while you sleep. Much like wool, horsehair also has its own inbuilt ventilation system where moisture passes through the hollow strands taking the humidity with it and away from the body, creating a comfortable sleeping environment.


Bed makers use cashmere to add the soft and luxurious element to the mattress. The fibre’s high moisture content allows its insulation properties to change with the air temperature and humidity helping you to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


All of the materials used in our mattresses are carefully sourced and blended together by craftsmen who have a wealth of experience working in the bed industry. Their skill and expertise, combined with the properties of these natural materials all come together to create the bed of your dreams.

To help our customers find the perfect bed, we’ve developed a complimentary and bespoke bed consultation service. Much like visiting a tailor, our bed consultation service ensures you find the optimal mattress to suit your sleeping preferences and needs. We cover everything from spring tension, size of the bed, support level, and the look and style of the mattress to ensure your new bed is uniquely yours.

Call us on 020 7099 6131 or browse our beds at our flagship showroom, Westend Bed Company in East Sheen.

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