“The most luxurious and comfortable beds in the world use loose, hand-teased wool as their mattress filling,” says Stuart Cann, head of a small team of bed-makers who hand-craft all our mattresses with unbleached wool from his family farm.
A FAMILY-RUN FARM
”And my father-in-law just happened to
own several sheep farms on Dartmoor.” After 22 years of learning his craft with other manufacturers, the stage was set for him to strike out on his own. Stuart gets all the locally-sourced, high-quality wool he can dream of, and his father-in-law makes money from the wool he is legally obliged to shear.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Each mattress in our Pure Natural Mattress Collection is stitched and built by the same person from start to finish, which takes around three days. His desire to craft a better, more bespoke product is the founding principle of his business. “We know every stitch and every element that has gone into each mattress,” he explains, “I sign off every mattress we produce alongside the person who made it.” Along with the attention to detail are the all-natural fillings: even the hand-tied pure wool tufts are unbleached and entirely natural.
A SUSTAINABLE CRAFT
Wool is one of the most naturally self- sustaining materials available, which is good as Stuart goes through 10,000 tonnes of it a year. ”People like to know where it’s from, who’s made it and with what,“ he says. As well as the Dartmoor wool, and the so-called super wools (cashmere, alpaca and silk), they also use chemical-free cotton for the mattress cover. There’s no foam or polyester pads. Each mattress is pocket-sprung, and even their springs are different. “Our springs are made especially for us in Yorkshire. We use a slightly thinner wire gauge to create a softer spring than most of the industry, so it’s a much more luxurious feel.”
THREE SUMPTUOUS STYLES
The Cotswold Company added the bespoke mattresses for their exceptional quality, and we have introduced three sumptuous styles: The Stow, The Dursley and The Malmesbury. And, not only does Stuart ensure a sustainable, natural product designed for your ultimate wellbeing, but he looks after his artisans. “We‘re more laid back than other luxury manufacturers. Our craft is important but I also I want people to enjoy going to work, love the environment and take pride in what they‘re producing.”
PURE NATURAL COMFORT AT A GLANCE
1000 Pocket Spring, 450gsm hand-teased wool layers, medium firmness, from £549
1200 Pocket Spring, 1000gsm hand-teased wool layers, choice of medium or firm, from £999
1500 Pocket Spring, 2200gsm hand-teased wool layers, choice of medium or firm, from £1,299