Can A Mattress Be Vegan?

Every year, more and more people make the decision to adopt a vegan (or plant-based) lifestyle. Since you’re reading this, maybe you have too! If you’re considering the lifestyle switch, you’ll be in good company. According to research, almost 10% of Canadians identify as vegetarians or vegans. 

Adopting a vegan lifestyle goes beyond considering the foods you eat. It also involves every buying decision you make, including the decision to buy plant-based mattresses for yourself and your family. It may come as a surprise, but mattresses are not automatically animal-free. Many brands use animal products and byproducts: wool, silk, animal-based adhesives, even horse hair. Once you start looking, you will be shocked and amazed by how many animal products and byproducts are used in food, clothing, products, and other household goods.

Since most people replace mattresses every 6-8 years, mattresses are a product that don’t have a simple vegan option to quickly “switch” to. If you’re reading this and looking for vegan mattresses, you probably know that already. 

More businesses are beginning to create products designed with health-conscious people and vegans in mind. This includes mattress manufacturers, who can use plant-based materials to create animal-free mattress options for vegans. 

Mattresses made without animal products and byproducts are just the beginning. Those who choose to live a vegan lifestyle in order to live a healthier lifestyle may look for additional qualities in a mattress, like more natural materials, zero off-gassing, and non toxic options. 

Mattress companies, like Haven, have stepped up to the plate by offering plant-based mattresses with zero off-gassing and cooling technology. Haven Sleep Co.’s mattresses are handcrafted in Canada with soy-based foams, Talalay latex (made from sap from the rubber tree), bamboo, Canadian steel, with no chemical or wool-based fire retardants.

In addition to containing no animal products or byproducts, Haven mattresses also include none of the following:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Prohibited phthalates
  • Chloroform
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs commonly used as flame retardants)
  • Ozone depleters
  • TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants
  • Mercury, lead, or other heavy metals
  • VOCs 

Why are these things important to avoid? You’ve opted for a lifestyle that reflects your values and your quest for better health, so it makes sense to avoid harmful ingredients, many of which are associated with a variety of illnesses and health conditions.

Haven Sleep Co offers a 100-night free trial on Haven mattresses, allowing you to try this high quality plant-based mattress for yourself, and see the difference it makes in your sleep quality.