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.
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
NBF Awards – Bed Retailer of the Year - Runner Up We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Runner-up in the National Bed Retailer of the Year 2017/ 18 category at the prestigious National Bed Federation (NBF) Awards. The Competition was strong with...read more
Our 1st Anniversary - Meet the Craftsman Saturday 8th July 2017 To celebrate our one year anniverisary a Craftsman from the Somnus Factory spent the day at The Carriage to demonstrate how a Somnus Mattress is made. Clients came to the store and before taking advantage...read more
Anniversary Summer Sale Event – Saturday 8th July 2017 It’s just over a year now since we rebranded from ‘World of Beds’ to ‘The Carriage’ and what a busy year it has been! During that time, we’ve worked closely with our bed suppliers, Somnus, Hypnos, Duvalay and...read more
Meet the Craftsman 8th July 2017 - See how a Somnus Bed is Made On Saturday 8th July 2017 you can “Meet the Somnus Craftsman” in store at our showroom in Burley in Wharfedale where he will hold demonstrations on the care and expertise that takes place during the...read more
Welcome To Our John Sankey Showroom The refurbishment of our ground floor showroom is now complete. The separate room located off from the ground floor is now home to our John Sankey display, featuring the Crinoline chair, the Mitford Lounger, the Hawthorne chair,...read more