Why use natural materials in a mattress?

When it comes to mattresses, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. Natural mattresses can provide an excellent night's sleep and can be an important part of eco-friendly living. Here, we will explore the benefits of natural mattresses and why they might be a good option for your home.

Natural mattresses are gaining in popularity for a variety of reasons. They are made from organic, non-toxic materials that are better for the environment and can be healthier for people who suffer from allergies and sensitive skin. Natural mattresses provide superior levels of comfort while providing superior support and pressure relief.

Natural mattresses are also beneficial for better sleep. They are designed with specific materials that provide optimal levels of support, comfort, and temperature regulation. This can help you enjoy a deeper, more satisfying sleep and reduce any discomfort you might be experiencing.

Natural mattresses are also an important part of eco-friendly living. They are made from sustainable materials that can reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment. Natural mattresses are also free of harsh chemicals, which is important for your health and the health of the planet.


Natural mattresses are a great option for those looking for a healthier, more sustainable mattress. They provide superior comfort and support, temperature regulation, and are better for the environment. For anyone looking for a healthier, more natural option for their mattress, natural mattresses can be an excellent choice.


What about the fire retardancy?

We can treat our products with natural additives to meet a range of international fire retardancy standards. Let us know which standards you require, and we’ll be able to meet them.

Why more comfort through natural materials?

At night your body needs to release heat. You do that by continuous evaporation from the skin and breathing. This means that we release water vapour into our environment. At night, we also release this water vapour to the mattress you are sleeping on.

To prevent your mattress 'clammy' or even feels moist, natural fibres in your mattress regulate water vapour. In contrast to synthetic materials, the natural fibres store, retaining and release again. Natural fibres have superior qualities in this area. These moisturizing properties result in more comfort.

Where does the water vapour go?

The dry gas water vapour is absorbed by the surrounding air. Hence, a bedroom should be well ventilated.

No odour’s?

Water vapour itself is clean and odorless. Anything that will not be clean, only get into your bed linen. Regular washing of bed linen is necessary.


Ventilating materials in a mattress are important for good sleep because they promote airflow and breathability, which helps to regulate temperature and moisture levels.

This can prevent overheating and sweating, which can disrupt sleep and make it difficult to get comfortable.

Additionally, good ventilation can help to prevent the buildup of dust mites, mold, and other allergens, which can cause respiratory problems and other health issues.

Overall, the use of ventilating materials in a mattress can help to create a more comfortable and healthy sleeping environment.

Enkev's materials are without exception extramely open structures that ensure pleny of airflow!

Dust mites and other pests?

'Bugs' feel best in a more humid environment with stagnant air. The above-described properties of the natural fibres

(open structure of the fibres , regulate moisture, of the air refresh ....)

Have already indicated that in a mattress with natural materials there is no ideal conditions for house dust mites and other pests.

Is there waste during production?

Natural materials are renewable resources. Raw materials that naturally grow and are either compostable or biodegradable.

The remaining materials can therefore simply be given back to the biological cycle. Ofter our products are made of what's considered as waste to other industries, such as Coconut coir, which is a by product of food and cosmetics industies

Why do natural materials feel warm?

Plastics generally have a high thermal conductivity. If you put your hand on such a material, you will lose a lot of heat from your hand, with the effect that it 'feels cold'. Natural materials have a low thermal conductivity. If you put your hand on such a material, it will feel warm because not all the heat from your hand will flow into the material.

Allergies to latex and horsehair

A horse allergy is an allergic reaction to horse skin flakes. These flakes particles are not found in the hairs of the tail. In addition, the hairs are thoroughly washed and steamed at 120 degrees Celsius before they are processed by our suppliers.
In case of allergy to latex, there is an allergic reaction after direct contact with the skin, so-called contact allergy. Because there are several other layers between the latex and skin there is no risk.

Where does the horsehair come from and are horses slaughtered for it?

Horsehair comes mainly from South America. It is a waste product of the food industry. When the hairs are not collected, there are thrown away. The horses are not bred specifically but used in those countries for transport, work, or sport. Horses are most definitely not slaughtered to gather their hair, they simply shed this as part of nature. 

Does natural latex decompose?

Yes, natural latex will decompose over time. The decomposition process can be accelerated by exposure to UV light, heat, and other environmental factors. However, the rate of decomposition can vary greatly depending on the specific conditions. In general, natural latex products will last for several years before beginning to degrade.

The natural latex in the Enkev products are part of very open structures. The openness of these structures allow for a relative quick decomposition process.