Every great idea starts with a moment of inspiration. Ours, rather unusually, came on the high seas, some twenty years ago. Both keen sailors, we struggled to understand why mattresses on boats were so uncomfortable. So, on the banks of the River Exe, we began handmaking natural fibre mattresses that breathed, were fabulously comfortable, and fitted neatly into a boat’s awkward spaces.
Another lightbulb moment came after the birth of Mark’s first child. If we could make eco-friendly mattresses for boats, why not babies, too? After all, they didn’t deserve to be sleeping on the harmful toxins found in synthetic materials. With this in mind, we started crafting mattresses for babies with the same pure, properly certified organic materials. We soon discovered that parents were delighted with our eco-conscious approach and, understandably, wanted the same for themselves. And with that, Naturalmat was born.
But other things have stayed the same. We still only use natural materials like organic lambswool from local sheep. And we still make all our products by hand in a factory surrounded by green fields.