A good night’s sleep depends to a great extent on the materials from which your bed is made. At Re, we are, therefore, careful in selecting the right raw materials and take pride in solving the craftsman-like challenges involved. We only use the finest, natural materials. Sustainably obtained and processed without the addition of harmful substances – only then may we create sleep itself.
100% Natural Latex
Our natural latex is tapped from the South-East Asian rubber trees, Hevea Brasiliensis. The excretion of the white, milky substance protects the tree from bacteria and, at the same time, forms the basis of an exceptional sleep comfort. The milk is poured into moulds and baked at 100⁰C. This so-called vulcanisation process converts the molecular structure of the rubber to a stabile three-dimensional lattice – a Re mattress made from eco-certified natural latex. 100 % natural latex is a CO2-negative product. This means that the rubber trees absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than is subsequently emitted during transport and processing.
Every day, the body is exposed to both muscular and hormonal strain –This is why we must recover during the night. A Re mattress is more than an ergonomic base. It is a place that we return to each night, a place where we can finally breathe and just be, without being affected by pain and chemical substances.
Our cotton is organic and produced from the Gossypium hirsutum plant. GOTS certified organic cotton is characterised by a number of requirements being made of the production process. As opposed to conventional cotton cultivation, the cultivation of organic cotton avoids the use of chemical pesticides, factory-made fertilizer and intensive watering. This results in a pure material, the quality of which is finally ensured through selective hand-picking.
Humans not only breathe through their lungs but also through their skin. Our bodies each have millions of pores which breathe and, thus, eliminate toxins from our bodies. At night, these toxins are excreted as moisture and it is therefore important to sleep in a bed that wicks this moisture away from the body. The porous cotton has this ability and, unlike synthetic materials, it ensures that the moisture is not reabsorbed to form an environment for dust mites within the bed.
We use pure, Belgian linen as the textile for the upholstered bed, Veng. Linen is produced from the cellulose fibres found in the stalks of the flax plant. The plant is pulled from the ground and is then left to go through a natural biodegradation process. Once the outer layer has loosed from the fibres (retting), the flax is cured. The woody parts are then removed by breaking the fibres, before cleaning and heckling the plant fibres. Finally, the flax is spun for the weaving of textiles. Belgian linen contains no pesticides and therefore leaves a limited mark on nature.
Due to its beauty, linen has been used since the dawn of time. Belgian linen is characterised by its long fibres which add a characteristic structure and fullness to the textile. Each individual harvest of flax has its own particular character and thus contributes to the uniqueness of each bed. Due to the unequalled durability of the material, this look will be maintained for many years.
Our wood derives from Nordic forests and is used in the construction and design of our beds. The use of wood is, thus, fundamental to the work we do, and, for that specific reason, we have committed ourselves to only use wood from certified forests. In other words, we never use more trees than the forests are able to regrow and so we utilise the regenerative potential that wood offers, as opposed to plastics and metal.
The time that it has taken the tree to grow to size is the time that it has taken to grow your bed. There is something beautiful about the idea that, already at the inception of the bed, the tree has been underway for more than a hundred years. Not only because it has absorbed and bound an enormous amount of carbon but because each bed contains so much history and, thus, bears witness to permanence in a changing world.
Re beds are designed and constructed to last for generations. Over time, if maintained and exposed to daylight, the wood will change and become beautifully antiqued.