Precious gifts from mother nature.
Pure latex foam is made from the sap of rubber tree (Hevea Brasilliensis). In the production process, harvested latex is mixed with different compounding ingredients to foam and shape into different types of cushioning materials for bedding and seating.
It takes about six years for a rubber tree to grow to a point where it is economical to harvest the sap. The harvest period for latex is 9 months long. The remaining 2-3 months in the year is the dry season when the rubber tree sheds its leaves. A tree can only be tapped two to three days in a week – it takes time for the tree to repair itself. One rubber tree produces approximately 300g of latex emulsion per collection. Therefore, a rubber tapper will need to tap about 300 trees to harvest sufficient latex for the production of a single mattress – this shows how precious natural latex is.