Hypnos are celebrating after claiming the much-coveted Interiors Monthly Award for Sustainability in Furniture 2020. The accolade was awarded to them in recognition of our commitment to low carbon, ethical manufacturing. The achievement comes hot on the heels of another prestigious honour, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development, which the business picked up in April for their tireless and continued commitment to ethical bed production.
As a multi-award winning company, they’ve been on a decade long sustainability journey which has seen them pioneer sustainable sleep solutions for retailers and clued-up consumers who are increasingly hungry for products which are truly ethical. This includes their industry first Origins Collection where they’ve developed a unique partnership with Red Tractor, the UK’s biggest farm and food standards scheme, to launch the Collection. This innovative new collection is the first to feature certified British wool, traceable back to the farms, whose farmers are committed to the care of their animals and land.
Each mattress in the Origins collection features traceable, ethical and environmentally responsible materials, including cotton from the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). The transparency and unrivalled traceability offered through this new collection is already proving popular with retailers and consumers alike.
It’s through innovations such as this and by constantly improving its sourcing of natural materials, that Hypnos have been able to shape and change the landscape of mattress design for the industry, creating comfort with integrity.
Richard Naylor, Sustainable Development Director, said: “Sustainable operations and manufacturing are the life blood of Hypnos. It runs through every area of the business and everything we do, whether that’s purchasing right through to the way our master craftsmen operate, so it’s fantastic to have been recognised in this way.”
“We pride ourselves on creating innovative and industry-leading achievements and awards such as this push us to work even harder when it comes to sustainability. It’s just one of the reasons why we were the world’s first carbon neutral bedmaker and it’s why all our mattresses use 100% natural fibres such as horse hair, wool, cotton and latex, meaning they’re fully recyclable and contribute to the circular economy rather than ending up at landfill. And all of the timber used in our divan bases is sourced from sustainably managed forests and is FSC® and PEFC™ compliant too.”
Their environmental ethos stretches far beyond sustainable design, with a ‘lean and green’ operational culture which focuses on the minimisation of carbon emissions, energy and waste.