After all talk about straightening out your body, let's get a few more things straight.
WHY DO WE MAKE BEDS MADE FROM NATURAL MATERIALS?
Natural materials have outstanding qualities when it comes to comfort and durability. A bed made out of materials like horsetail hair, wool, cotton and flax has natural air circulation built in. Air can circulate around your body and moisture is wicked away, which helps you sleep in a cool, dry and comfortable way.
WHY ARE OUR BEDS FREE FROM LATEX
AND FOAM RUBBER?
In our opinion, natural materials such as horsetail hair, wool, cotton and flax are a lot more pleasant to have next to your skin than man-made materials such as latex, polyurethane and foam rubber. In addition, the materials that we use are free from chemicals.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY SUSTAINABILITY?
A truly sustainable bed is friendly to the environment throughout its entire life cycle. It takes a very long time to wear out and can therefore be used for many, many years. It's good to replace the top mattress after approximately six to seven years, but the actual bed is built co maintain its quality for at least 25 years.
CAN OUR BEDS BE RECYCLED IN A SAFE WAY?
Yes, of course. All materials in your Hastens bed, such as the horsetail hair, wool, cotton, flax, wood and steel springs, can be recycled. They are all naturally degradable or can be returned to nature in a safe and secure way. Also, the materials used for the packaging are recyclable and naturally degradable.
OUR FABRIC CARRY THE OEKO-TEX 100 LABEL, PRODUCT CLASS 1. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
That means "baby class", one of the toughest health requirements that exist in the furniture industry. Products labeled with Oeko-Tex mo Standard must meet strict requirements and not be regarded as dangerous for people who come in contact with them, including children. The standard requires that manufacturers allow their products to be rigorously tested in laboratories
co ensure that they are free of harmful, chemical substances. The tests are conducted by independent institutes.
HOW COME OUR BEDS DON'T HAVE
A zonal support system provides different levels of firmness at different zones in the same bed. The zones close to protruding parts of the body are softer, which is said to facilitate blood circulation. A nice thought, but there may be a backside.
Hastens built and tested beds with zonal support systems a few years ago. The results: However much we tried, we still could not place the zones in such a way that the body always remains in the most ideal and comfortable position. You move around quite a bit during a night's sleep, changing position several times a night. During our tests, it turned out that a bed with zonal support isn't optimal for those who sleep diagonally or on their stomach. It may feel uncomfortable that the stomach rests on a firm area chat is intended to give support
to your back.
Hastens would like you to be comfortable no matter how you lie in your bed. That is why we build beds using pliable materials which are naturally soft. This combination, along with the latest technique within spring technology, will give your entire body support and pressure relief.
CAN YOU SLEEP IN OUR BEDS IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO HORSES?
Yes. The horsetail hair that we use for upholstering our mattresses is boiled and carefully washed in environmentally friendly soap. Then washed again so that it's completely clean. After chat we sterilize it as well. The horsetail hair is cycled through an autoclave oven (the same type which dentists use to sterilize their instruments), which means chat it is being heated to 140°c. The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has carried out tests and confirmed that our horsetail hair is completely free from allergens after this treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY SPILL A GLASS OF WATER IN YOUR BED?
It gets wet. But then the natural materials in the bed go to work. The fantastic cotton in the top mattress absorbs the water and distributes it across the surface, facilitating evaporation. The horsetail hair, wool and flax chat are wrapped in airy layers are outstanding when it comes to wicking the moisture away. It may take a little while, but then your Hastens is as dry as if it had never happened.
Do, however, be more careful with other beverages that contain sugar, for instance, because they too are absorbed but not as easily dissipated by the top mattress.