ORGANIC LATEX PLANTATION
100% Organic Certified
The Heveya plantation is the world’s first organic certified latex plantation. To obtain this status, our plantation needed to be fertilized for 4 years with only 100% organic fertilizers. That is the time required for the soil to be completely chemical free, so that no traces of chemicals are detectable in the latex milk. Therefore, you are assured that Heveya latex mattresses themselves also contain no traces of toxic chemical fertilizers.
Our organic rubber plantation is audited by the Peterson Control Union Group, a European organization which does regular unannounced checks of the soil and the latex milk.
The use of organic fertilizer on our plantations also creates much-needed jobs in the area. Just one queen size mattress requires 12 acres of rubber plantations to be tapped (which does not harm the trees). This number of trees absorbs a huge 143 tonnes of CO² from the air every year, and provides employment for 8 rubber tappers.
Furthermore, the important work of our latex farmers is paid in accordance with fair trade principles. In these ways, the Heveya organic plantation offers benefits above and beyond its top quality, chemical-free latex mattresses.
Heveya latex is a 100% natural product. This means you do not have to worry about toxic gasses being released while you sleep. In contrast, other foams, like PU foam or memory foam are made entirely of petroleum derivatives.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Each of us produces about 24 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO²) per year, by driving, using energy at home or buying oil based products, thereby contributing to global warming. One way of reducing our carbon footprint is by planting trees. Trees absorb CO² from the air. Some trees absorb more than others.
Hevea Brasiliensis, the tree which produces natural latex, is among the most ecological trees in the world. A single Hevea tree absorbs about 1.8 tons of CO² in its life time, similar to a rainforest tree. Globally, all latex plantations together offset 90 million tons of CO² per year, a true blessing for our planet.
Heveya organic latex is made from the sap of Hevea Brasiliensis, the rubber tree - a natural renewable resource. Heveya trees provide latex their whole life and are not damaged in the process. At the end of their lifecycle, they serve as a perfect alternative for tropical hardwood in furniture, hence preventing cutting of tropical rainforest trees.