Why Wool? Interesting Facts on Why Natural is Best
The Campaign for Wool began in 2010 when HRH The Prince of Wales wanted to raise awareness about the unique, natural, renewable benefits of using wool. Wool is one of the natural luxurious fillings used in a Somnus mattress because it offers so many benefits to the sleeper. Regulating body temperature because of its breathable fibres means it keeps you warm in winter and cool in Summer. It’s recyclable and biodegradable, so good for the environment. Its great for allergy and hayfever sufferers, because wool traps invisible air pollutants and dust particles making it a natural air purifier. Other 100% natural fillings used are mohair, silk, cashmere, hemp and flax. All these fillings together create the perfect natural sleeping environment.
There are 600 sheep on the Somnus Farm – a mixture of Suffolk, Texel, Zwartble and the rare Wensledyale. They are reared and cared for in return for their fleeces to be used in the production of a Somnus mattress. Other wool is sourced from British flocks to cut down the carbon emission of transporting wool from abroad. For people who care about the environment they can be rest assured that every Somnus bed has been created with a minimal environmental impact and low carbon footprint.
We are the only retailer in Yorkshire to showcase so many Somnus Beds and Mattresses, with an impressive 16 available for customers to try in our 3000 sq foot showroom in Burley in Wharfedale, just outside Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
Summer has well and truly arrived which means more lovely sunshine and longer days but also that dreaded feeling of not being able to sleep when it’s hot. There is nothing worse than the uncomfortable feeling of being too warm when trying to fall asleep. Keeping...read more
The 2018 Summer Sale has now begun at The Carriage. Offers include: 25% off Somnus 20% off Duvalay 15% off John Sankey Hypnos – order a king size for the price of a double and 5% off super king sizes MiBed/ Carriage/ MA Living – free bedding with all purchases...read more
Join us for our 2nd Anniversary on Saturday May 5th 2018. How well is your mattress made? Join us for our 2nd anniversary celebrations and see how a handcrafted Somnus mattress is made. View the largest collection of hand made Somnus beds on display in Yorkshire and...read more
The Somnus Supremacy Marquis Mattress - The best high-end pocket-sprung mattress 2018 The Somnus Supremacy Marquis mattress is a popular choice with our customers at The Carriage and was not a surprise to us when it was featured in the Expert...read more
You are invited to join us for our popular Christmas Shopping Evenings. Glass of prosecco on arrival and exclusive offers available on the night. Christmas Decorations, gifting and Homeware. Dates Thursday 9th November Tuesday 21st November Thursday 7th December 6pm -...read more
The NBF Bed Buyers Guide The National Bed Federation (NBF) have put together an informative guide on buying a bed. There are lots of factors to take into consideration before buying a new bed and the guide will help you determine if it's time to replace your bed....read more