Cotton Cloud’s Natural latex mattresses are made with Latex that is safely harvested from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree using the Dunlop process from plantations which are pesticide free.
The harvesting process is Eco-friendly and is similar to harvesting Maple Syrup. Our natural latex mattress contains no fillers, borax or synthetic blends.
Natural Latex provides the perfect balance of comfort and support so you can enjoy deep, sound sleep night after night.
The Lily mattress is a Medium/Firm density and comes in either one 6" solid piece of latex or two 3" pieces of latex.
We Offer 2 Handcrafted Shells For You To Choose From:
- Organic Cotton Sateen Shell: This shell is simple and non-quilted. Made from unbleached, borax free, chemical-free organic cotton (except the zipper of course!) This shell requires a doctor's prescription when placing the order due to it not containing any fire retardants according to the 16 CFR Part 1633. Please click here for the doctor's note or contact the store for more details. Email as listed, or toll free by phone at (877) 971-3886.
- Quilted Wool Shell: Handcrafted by us with our unbleached, borax free, chemical free Eco-valley wool and quilted with organic cotton for a luxurious sleeping experience. Part of the beauty of wool is that is acts as a natural flame retardant, so no other chemicals are added and no doctor's note is required.
* We make our latex mattress shells with a 3 sided zipper in order to properly place the natural latex mattress inside. The shells are not meant to be removed or washed. We highly recommend using one of our quilted wool mattress pads for extra protection.
Each rubber tree weeps 15 grams of latex daily. A Queen size latex core needs the daily output of 2500 trees, spread over 12 acres of rubber plantation, providing a living to eight rubber tappers. Interestingly, these rubber trees account for the removal of 143 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide from the environment in 1 year. This is a genuine contribution to the environment.
Checking the hardness, weight as well a final visual check, our 16 point Quality control procedure assures consistent quality from raw materials to final product.
The Dunlop process is the most natural method of producing mattresses. In this process, the latex sap is collected from rubber trees, then frothed in a centrifuge. The latex is then poured into a mold and baked at a low temperature. Latex products made using the Dunlop process are typically more dense than those made using the Talalay process and may have one side that feels a little firmer than the other due to the heavier latex particles sinking to the bottom during the baking process.
Benefits of Latex
Latex is naturally hypo-allergenic, breathable and provides superior orthopedic support. It is dust mite resistant and bed bugs do not thrive well in latex because it is a material that does not promote growth and discourages them from breeding. Latex naturally conforms to the shape of your body automatically reducing pressure points. It rarely needs turning and is durable with most latex manufacturers offering a 10-15 year warranty.
Talalay vs. Dunlop - Which is Better?
The major difference between the two processes is what happens in the mold just prior to the initial latex curing stage. In the Talalay process, only a small amount of latex compound is poured into the mold. Air is extracted to distribute the foamed liquid inside the mold and other synthetic fillers or additives may be added. The mattress core is flash frozen to lock the cell structure in place and to prevent the particles from settling. In the Dunlop latex process, the molds are filled to the rim, air is not extracted, no additives are needed and there is no freeze stage. Therefore, the latex cell structure is less "airy". This process produces a heavier product that lasts longer.