Yorkshire-based Spinks, a spring components supplier to the mattress and furniture industries, has secured an internationally renowned Cradle to Cradle Bronze accreditation for its pocket spring products, making it the first such supplier to achieve this standard. Richard Essery who is the Director of Innovation and Sustainability, is showing holding the spring in the photo above.
The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) accreditation ensures products are safe, sustainable and ethically sourced and has been awarded to Spinks following a rigorous, 18-month third-party product certification programme.
The certification verifies that all pocket spring products produced by Spinks are of an extremely high standard of safety and responsibility of materials, all while being economically circular through design and processing.
C2C assesses products and companies based on several factors, from transparency in production, to social fairness, in order to support businesses who are passionate about their product design and ethical trade, to help facilitate further growth in these areas.
The accreditation process aims to encourage safe and ethical product development and innovation, a vision strongly aligned with Spinks’ own history of manufacturing original and environmentally friendly components for the mattress and furniture industries, which has made them world leaders in quality components.
Spinks, which is part of luxury bedmakers Harrison Spinks, has previously revolutionised bed industry technology by inventing Micro coils and its revolutionary patented glue-free Flexecore™ springs.
Spinks will continue to work with C2C undergoing a biannual assessment to analyse its data and processes and optimise strategies within Spinks to continue its trajectory in innovation and efficient and sustainable design. Its ‘in-house’ approach overseeing all aspects of the production process aims to find opportunities to constantly improve these areas.
Darren Marcangelo, Managing Director at Spinks commented: “We are delighted to have our pocket springs for the mattress and seating markets become Cradle to Cradle Certified meaning we can ensure all our products are as sustainable as possible.”
“We believe we are the world’s first pocket spring manufacturer to become certified for the full range of pocket springs we produce. Achieving this global standard is not just a huge success for the business and our sustainability goals, but also for our customers.”