“where quality comes naturally”
NATURAL – SAFE – SUSTAINABLE
used in the entire
Zen Natural Beds
latex mattress range
Eco Institut – Germany
100% pure natural rubber,
and also by
Control Union – The Netherlands
They are certified
totally free of any
toxic petroleum synthetic foam chemicals,
fillers, ash or chalk.
A Zen Natural Beds
Arpico, 100% Natural Organic Latex Core Mattress
– is 100% biodegradable – is a fully non toxic product
– is hygienic – is hypoallergenic
– is dust-free – is contaminant free
A Zen Natural Beds, Arpico Organic Latex Mattress
can last over 20 years,
and comes with our 15 year warranty
IS AN INVESTMENT
. . . NOT AN EXPENSE
b u y q u a l i t y – b u y o n c e – b u y l o c a l
Zen Natural Beds, have been manufacturing and direct retailing,
100% natural premium quality latex mattresses, in Brisbane since 1990.
Zen Natural Beds, is Brisbane’s
longest, continuously same local family owned, independent,
boutique natural bed shop.
Zen Natural Beds being Australia’s only, carbon neutral, small local owned independent mattress and bed producer, is committed to making great value, environmentally conscious beds, from as locally sourced safe, sustainable and renewable materials, and being a responsible environmentally conscious community member.
When you visit or call Zen Natural Beds gallery, you’ll 99% of the time be speaking direct with the owners, Dan and/or Tiffany, not a pushy commission based sales representative. Zen Natural Beds heart is in helping our customers, have a high quality, environmentally friendly and made, natural safe non toxic mattress and bed frame, at an affordable price.
Zen Natural Beds does not participate in misleading, “Was, and Now, . . . . this week only Sale or Discount” tactics.
Zen Natural Beds
even against others so called
sale or discount prices
Latex can come from many places.
Know exactly where
Zen Natural Beds
At Zen Natural Beds, we believe in full transparency. We gladly share in-depth information about our producers, so you know the people, the places, and the processes, behind the Latex Mattress you buy.
Just the word Latex, does not mean it’s Pure and Natural. Only choose, certified 100% natural organic latex.
At Zen Natural Beds, we will only ever make your latex mattress using certified premium quality organic latex from the long established, and world respected processor, the Arpico Company, of Sri Lanka. Arpico Latex, has among many International Certifications, the Eco Institut Germany, certification to be 100% pure natural latex. And It’s natural purity is further certified by Control Union with a GOLS certification to be fully organic, from plantations of zero pesticide and herbicide use. So regardless of which comfort level you choose, you can rest assured that you will sleep non toxic soundly upon it, for many years to come.
SOLD IN AUSTRALIA
HAS AS MANY
PREMIUM QUALITY STATUS
Please visit the, Arpico Website (click here)
to explore the Arpico 100% Natural Latex story.
The Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), is a materials and processing standard, for organic latex and the finished latex foam. GOLS certification firstly guarantees, that no synthetic or man made latex (SBR, or styrene butadiene) is in the product. Only 100% all natural latex milk sap, from a hevea brasiliensis tree. A GOLS certification, also importantly certifies, that zero chemicals, were used on those trees or land, for a minimum of the last three years, ZERO TOXIC PESTICIDES, ZERO TOXIC HERBICIDES FOR WEED CONTROL. It also certifies, ZERO TOXIC CHEMICALS, were used to wash the latex, when it was transformed from a liquid into a solid product. Finally, it guarantees that no chemically toxic land, is within a one hundred kilometre radius, of the plantation grown hevea brasiliensis rubber trees, that the latex milk was tapped from. If, a latex mattress does not have this certification, then it is NOT an organic latex mattress. (each, and every, container shipped , is separately issued, its own GOLS Cert, ask to see it, it should have a recent date)
Certification also importantly covers the certified producer is compliant with set high standards of, Environmental Management, Waste and Pollution Management, Waste Water Treatment, and also Energy and Water Conservation. And very importantly, Social Compliance standards, covering, Safe and Hygienic Working Conditions, No Child, Forced or Compulsory Labor, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, living wages, working hours, no discrimination, regular employment, and no harsh or inhumane treatment.
GOLS certified producers are fully reinspected, and accredited, annually, to ensure ongoing compliance
Oeki-Tex 100 Class 1
This is a testing standard recognised for “children-safe” material
SGS Institute has assessed and certified the Arpico Latex Processing and Manufacturing factory meets all requirements to Manufacture Latex in accordance of ISO9001
Conducted by ECO Institute, Germany, this test evaluates for fillers, synthetic rubber and hazardous components and emissions in the product. ECO Institute certification confirms that Arpico Latex is free of fillers, synthetic rubber or hazardous particles, thus being certified 100% natural.
This test which is conducted in ABC Labs, USA, evaluates the antibacterial efficacy of Arpico 100% natural Latex
This test evaluates the durability and resilience characteristics of Arpico 100% natural latex. Arpico’s test result 99/100
Conducted by the Twin City Corporation, USA, this test evaluates the body interface pressure for Arpico’s 100% Natural Latex
Arpico 100% Natural Latex blocks have been tested for its components for many years, consistently passing the requirements for 100% natural certification
Please take a moment to view Arpico’s current certifications
Zen Natural Beds openly shows you the Arpico, Eco Institut Certification.
Most just say their latex is certified, use the icon, but without the Cert number.
Please take a few moments to watch the Arpico process.
An Arpico latex mattress,
great for your sleep and health,
great for planet earth
A rubber tree weeps 15 grams of latex milk daily, a queen medium density mattress requires the total daily output of 2500 rubber trees. These trees would cover over 10 acres of Arpico’s extensive Sri Lankan rubber plantations. The daily collection of this amount provides a living for 8 rubber tappers. These 2500 rubber trees, account for the removal of 143 tonnes of Carbon Dioxde from the atmosphere very year. Arpico’s production of over 1,500,000 kilo’s of natural latex per year removes over 6,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the environment per year.
Your natural latex mattress purchase is not only great for your, sleep and health, it’s also contributing to a cleaner, healthier. planet earth for all of us.
Not all latex is created equal.
Most importers, just send their container order, out to lots of latex processors, and the lowest price back, wins the order that time. Many retailers will not tell you specifically, where they sourced their latex, for fear that if you check deeper, you’ll see shabby, or non existent, suppliers websites, or because they simply don’t know. Some retailers sadly, buy from the cheapest supplier, and say to you its Arpico. They can also make false confusing statements, such as, “if its heavy, its not real Latex”. Everyones interpretation of heavy is relative, but Real Latex is a solid, dense product, and has, as such, weight to it. Some will try to entice with extraordinary warranty periods,
Sadly, some, other retailers will also speak direct
untruths about Zen Natural Beds
Many, of our happy customers, have said to us,
that a, prime high street location high rent paying retailer, in Inner Brisbane says,
“ours is the, only certified latex mattresses, for sale anywhere in Brisbane”!
“if its heavy its not Latex, it should be lightweight,
they put mercury in it to make it heavy
and you don’t want to sleep on that”!
On this page you’ll see our numerous Certifications,
and links to the source manufacturer and certifiers.
Why do they behave in this manner?
. . . because they can’t match
our quality, service, or price.
We constantly hear
“your prices are nearly half of theirs,
even their so called, sale, prices”!?
Why? . . . . . simply
exorbitant prime high street Brisbane and Sydney location rents,
are passed onto you the customer.
our customers often ask
“How is the price so much lower,
compared to others”?
The reason Zen Natural Beds can maintain consistent everyday lower prices, is by being conveniently located in the fringe Central Business District, old industrial (but changing quickly) East Brisbane/Woolloongabba area. Since purchasing, our mid last century sawtooth roof warehouse in 2000, it has been fully restored and repurposed, into our handcrafted woodworking studio creative space, and beautiful gallery showroom.
What this means is, Zen Natural Beds, are not subject to, ever raising, high street retail locations, exorbitant rents. Which is the, major component of any retailers cost inputs and overheads, which are factored in, and passed on to you, in the price of the products they sell.
Zen Natural Beds direct imports, manufactures,
and direct retails to you.
We pass on the savings from
no high street rents
no middle men
no extra transport and storage
no commission salespersons
no massive advertising
no head office management costs.
Latex Gold formerly processed by New Zealand Foam Latex in Christchurch from 1956, ceased production immediately after the 2011 earthquake. NZFL then directly sourced processed blocks to be branded as Latex Gold, from Arpico Sri Lanka, until their parent company takeover of Dunlop Foams Australia in 2013. Dunlop Australia ceased importing and exited the Natural Latex market in 2014.
Contrary to what some say, there is no Latex Gold in Australia any longer.
NZFL’s Latex Gold was world wide highly respected as a premium quality product. After 55 years of premium quality industry experience, but then sadly losing their processing facility, NZFL instantly knew where to source from another world wide respected premium quality latex processor, for their needs, ARPICO. Zen Natural Beds, proudly sold Latex Gold, from the mid nineties until the 2014 demise of Latex Gold. Zen Natural Beds, then started direct importing from Arpico.
If, we use glue, we very sparingly, will only ever use, SIMALFA COMPANY, Made in Switzerland, European Standard Green Star Rated, natural liquid latex, water based, non toxic, made with no harmful chemicals glue.
We can of course use, no glue, if you prefer.
For a fee, as it does take more time, we can hand stitch your latex layers and or wool wrap
LIKE SLEEPING IN NATURE
Zen Natural Beds, know that comfort, quality, durability, environmentally friendly and sustainable practices, and supporting as locally sourced and produced as possible, are important considerations, when your choosing which new mattress to invest in. Zen Natural Beds, 15 year warranty, 100% natural organic latex mattresses are available in seven comfort level options. Within these comfort levels we provide you with a choice of thicknesses, varying from 15 cm up to 25 cm. .
Why do we give you such choice? Because all of us come in different shapes and sizes. Our height, weight and sleep positions, all affect our selection process for the perfect mattress, and we want to be able to help you find the one that suits you best!
our customers often comment
“we’ve tried the others
yours feel different
and so much better”
Mono and Five Zone, Comfort Level Options
Zen Natural Beds, creates unique comfort level options for you.
Our firmer mono zone, 15 year warranty STILLNESS RANGE, is available in an 18cm or 23cm thickness, in two comfort levels, regular and firm. A mono zone, has one uniform small pin core hole pattern, across the whole natural organic latex core.
Our 5 zone, 15 year warranty PEACE RANGE, is available in 15cm, 20cm, 25cm thicknesses in regular and firm comfort levels. The five zone core, has a centre side to side zone, of small pin core hole pattern (same as the mono zone all over pin core hole size). The next zone, either size, of the small hole centre zone, towards both ends, is a slightly larger pin core hole. Then the last zone on both ends, is slightly larger again. The five zone, while still being firm and supportive, and by our adding, a 30mm, egg carton, cut layer of latex either side, has a plusher comfort level, than the mono zone.
Pin cores holes, are small tube like holes in the latex core, that allows natural air circulation for cooling ventilation, and body heat dispersion.
Both our Stillness and Peace range, are wrapped in Australian Wool, then placed in a simple and easy to remove for cleaning, two part ( – top and bottom – made with Australian Made, YKK Commercial Strength Grade Zip, YKK Quality story ), fully zip off, soft touch Bamboo cover.
Bamboo is a hygienic, natural solution which can replace chemicals and is friendly to the environment. Bamboo is a very special plant, not only because it is the strongest and fastest growing plant on earth but also because of its exceptional natural antibacterial qualities. It develops a natural barrier against bacteria. Bamboo offers a higher moisture absorption than cotton, is amazingly strong, and the yarns weave a soft, smooth, cool to touch, very breathable fabric, which guarantees exceptional sleep comfort.
we also offer an organic cotton removable cover
Quality is Key
In Australia to call a mattress a latex mattress it only needs to have 30% latex in it. This means that often an inferior latex mattress will initially feel similar to one containing 100% latex. However, the process used to produce an inferior mattress results in a latex cell structure that will have a much shorter life in comparison to a high quality latex mattress.
Our certified 100% natural latex mattresses are composed of a network of millions of ultra micro cellular structures, distributed across the whole block of latex used to make your mattress. Made possible using the latest micro vent technologies, we believe this structure to be essential, as it promotes the natural breathing of the latex and generates longer product durability.
With over 28 years experience of
in-house manufacturing and retailing
of 100% natural latex mattresses,
Zen Natural Beds
have developed a sound knowledge
of where to source only
We will never cut corners.
We simply want to give you
the best quality
the best value
and the best night’s sleep that you can get!
You will be very pleasantly surprised at,
Zen Natural Beds, everyday low price,
on our 15 year warranty,
Certified 100% Natural Organic Latex Mattresses.
ZEN NATURAL BEDS – THE BEST QUALITY – THE BEST VALUE
NATURAL – SAFE – SUSTAINABLE
“the bitterness of poor quality,
remains long after,
the sweetness of low price is forgotten”
money can’t buy love
but you can buy
local handmade quality
. . . . kind of one way
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Zen Natural Beds, exclusively, directly sources our Certified Natural Latex from the long established, Arpico Company, in Sri Lanka. As a developing country with a beautiful people, ancient culture, and natural bounty, we strongly feel the need, to go beyond just supporting, one, Sri Lankan industry. Zen Natural Beds, support on a monthly basis, the Kathleen Keegel Children’s Fund, an NGO Australian based group, operating much needed orphanages and educational facilities in Sri Lanka. KKCF have done, and do, an amazing job, are highly efficient at their objectives delivery, and true value for money.
You not only purchase, a certified, best quality latex mattress at a great value price, you help create a better world, as a portion of every Zen Natural Beds latex mattress sale, goes to help orphaned children in Sri Lanka.
Starting FeB 8, 2018 in Sth East Queensland, Mattress Recycling.
Soft Landings is a non profit, member funded, community organisation.
For around $35, they pick up your old mattress, and will recycle 90% of it.
Zen Natural Beds is their first, Independent Manufacturer/Retailer Member
My visit to the Arpico processing facility in Sri Lanka 2016
You’re welcome to visit us