Bed and mattress manufacturer Sleepeezee has announced Romney Marsh Wools as its new supplier of premium, locally sourced wool.
All Sleepeezee mattresses containing wool will now use fine Romney Marsh Wool. Established in 2018, Romney Marsh Wools is owned and run by Kristina and Paul Boulden, and is based on their family farm on the Romney Marsh, Kent.
Kristina says: “For us, Sleepeezee was a perfect collaboration as it is a local business with traditional family values at its heart. We too share the belief in the welfare of the planet and our people, in sourcing materials from sustainable suppliers, and that no waste from our process goes to landfill. We strive for quality and great value in everything we do, and sustainability is at the forefront of both our businesses.”
On the sixth-generation farm, Kristina and Paul currently have around 1200 Romney ewes in their flock, with 150 Merino ewes. Recognised as a pedigree breed in England since 1896, Romney sheep provide wool that is natural, sustainable, and "a demi-lustre of excellent quality and staple".
Sleepeezee MD Steve Warren comments: “As a carbon-neutral company since 2017, Sleepeezee strive for sustainability in all that we do. From offsetting our carbon emissions to planting trees in our community, we have offset a total of 1643 tonnes of CO2 from within our factory since 2017. We also aim to sustainably source materials that align with our business values and customers' needs, which is why investing in locally sourced wool from the Romney Marsh is so important.”
Romney wool’s biodegradability does not contribute to growing waste pollution, unlike other synthetic materials which can take years to break down and die. “Our wool is locally sourced, produced and distributed, which results in it having low embodied energy due to limited transport miles. We don’t use any synthetic dyes or damaging products on our wool and wherever possible, we reuse and recycle all our packaging and waste cardboard,” concludes Kristina.