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Best Eco-Friendly Mattresses

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20 Sep 202212 min read
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As we change our lifestyles to become more sustainable, why should shopping for an eco-friendly mattress be any different? Here at Mattress Online, we’ve put together a list of our top ‘eco mattresses’. 

Whether completely recyclable, made from natural materials or even linked to a tree-planting scheme  - we have the perfect sustainable mattress for you!

What makes a mattress eco friendly?

Before we jump into our top eco-friendly mattresses, you should be aware that there are many different ways in which a mattress can be sustainable.

This can include being…

Recyclable at the end of its life

This means that the mattress can be fully recycled at the end of its life to avoid it going to landfill.

Made from sustainable materials

This includes a variety of materials such as wool, hemp and flax which are sourced on the farms belonging to the manufacturers.

Made from recycled materials

This includes materials that have been prevented from going to landfill or have been taken from oceans or landfill. The most popular recycled mattress filling is plastic bottles!

Rolled or vacuum packed

We can fit many more mattresses into our delivery vans if they are rolled, meaning that our drivers don’t have to make as many journeys to deliver your mattress to you.

Vegan

Everyone has a different view on what ‘eco-friendly’ means, which is why we’ve included one of our vegan mattresses in this list. This is because this mattress is 100% free of animal-derived products

Some manufacturers even go above and beyond by planting a tree for every mattress that they sell - how great is that?
With that in mind, let's take a look at our 10 best eco mattresses!

Disclaimer: The prices of these products may change over time.

10 best eco friendly mattresses

No matter what type of mattress you prefer, we have the perfect sustainable option for you. We’ve given each mattress an ‘eco-friendly score’ so you can easily compare your favourites. This score is based on:

  • Sustainability of materials used
  • Recyclability at the end of its life
  • Any additional eco-friendly actions performed by the manufacturer

Read on to find out which of our eco mattresses are the perfect match for you!

1. Hypnos Hemsworth Luxury Mattress - from £494.95

From world pioneers in mattress sustainability

Eco-friendly score - 10/10

The Hypnos Hemsworth Luxury Mattress on a dark blue velvet bed frame in a luxury hotel room with a chandelier and gold lamps.

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Crafted from premium, all-British Wool as part of The Woolkeepers initiative
  • Blended with eco-friendly, recycled fibres
  • 100% recyclable at the end of its life
  • Made from completely natural and sustainable materials
  • Hand-crafted, carbon-neutral design and creation

Hypnos are world pioneers when it comes to carbon-neutral product design and creation. They work closely with British farmers and farming communities to ensure the wool and sustainable, natural products used in their mattresses are responsibly and ethically grown and sourced.

The Hypnos Hemsworth is the pinnacle of luxury and sustainability in the world of mattresses. Not only will you receive a blissful night's sleep, but you can rest easy knowing that you are supporting an eco-friendly brand and hard-working British farmers.

“Like sleeping in an upmarket hotel every night, it's comfortable and I don't want to get out of bed, after a few months I can confirm it's the best sleep I've ever had. Highly recommended.”

Sophia

2. Harrison Spinks Knaresborough 3750 Pocket Ortho Mattress - from £709.95

The ultimate eco-friendly mattress

Eco-friendly score - 10/10

Harrison Spinks Knaresborough 3250 Pocket Ortho Mattress

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Crafted from Yorkshire wool from the Harrison Spinks sheep
  • Contains cotton, flax and hemp all grown on the Harrison Spinks Farm
  • 100% recyclable at the end of its life
  • Made from completely natural and sustainable materials
  • Arrives rolled-up

It’s no secret that Harrison Spinks are world leaders in sustainable manufacturing. Every mattress that is created uses materials that have been grown at their farm in Yorkshire and the mattress creation process is 100% sustainable.

Created with the finest blend of natural fillings such as wool, flax, hemp and cotton - you won’t find a more luxurious mattress. For the best night’s sleep, nothing compares to the Harrison Spinks Knaresborough.

“Supportive and natural with superb build quality, happy customer who's sleeping well.”

Derrick

3. Harrison Spinks Levisham 3750 Pocket Mattress - from £709.95

One of the most eco-friendly mattresses you’ll find…

Eco-friendly score - 10/10

Harrison Spinks Levisham 3250 Pocket Mattress

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Crafted from Yorkshire wool from the Harrison Spinks sheep
  • Contains cotton, flax and hemp all grown on the Harrison Spinks Farm
  • 100% recyclable at the end of its life
  • Made from completely natural and sustainable materials
  • Arrives rolled-up

If the sustainability of your mattress is important to you, then the Levisham is the ideal mattress. As we’ve already mentioned, all mattresses crafted by Harrison Spinks are as eco friendly as they come.

With the Levisham you’ll enjoy all-natural comfort, where every material used has been sustainably sourced on the Harrison Spinks farm in Yorkshire. You’ll also receive incredible support from the 3,250 pocket springs and traditional hand tufting. As this mattress is fully recyclable, you don’t need to worry about it ending up in landfill at the end of its life.

“It's incredibly comfortable have had lots of good quality sleep since my purchase. Love that it's made from natural materials too.”

Lydia

4. Millbrook Smooth Tech Luxury 3000 Pocket Mattress - from £494.95

Revolutionary comfort with recycled materials

Eco-friendly score - 9/10

Millbrook Smooth Tech Luxury 3000 Pocket Mattress

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Crafted from Hampshire wool
  • Featuring recycled polyester
  • NemoFlex Core is made from 200 recycled plastic bottles
  • PlanetMark Sustainability certified

As one of the three Millbrook mattresses on this list, you can be sure that your Smooth Tech will provide the very best luxury without impacting the environment. 

The Smooth Tech Luxury 3000 perfectly balances all-natural comfort with the perks of recycled materials. This sumptuous deep mattress will soothe you to sleep with its soft-touch cover and Hampshire wool filling. Treat yourself to this eco-friendly mattress today!

“Quality. Good nights sleep!”

Jonathan

5. Millbrook Wool Luxury 4000 Pocket Mattress - from £524.95

Soothing, Hampshire wool comfort

Eco-friendly score - 8/10

The Millbrook Wool Luxury 4000 Pocket Mattress in a luxury hotel room - one of our Top 10 Recommended Mattresses 2023

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Handcrafted using Hampshire wool
  • Features a sustainable, plant-based cover treatment

For luxurious, sustainable comfort, look no further than the Millbrook Wool Luxury 4000. 

This incredible mattress is crafted using the finest Hampshire fleece wool, meaning you can be sure that your mattress fillings have been sustainably sourced and are completely eco friendly! Millbrook also used plant-based methods to treat their mattresses, so you don’t need to worry about any unnecessary chemical treatments.

6. Dunlopillo Den 1090 Hybrid Mattress - from £789.95

The perfect eco-latex mattress

Eco-friendly score - 8/10

Dunlopillo Den 1090 Hybrid Mattress

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • The latex is sourced from a managed, sustainable plantation
  • Latex rubber trees transform over 90 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into oxygen every year

Dunlopillo go above and beyond in their sustainable efforts to create, manage and preserve rubber tree plantations. These trees turn millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into oxygen every year!

Filled with one of the most eco-friendly comfort and support fillings on the market, you’ll be sleeping in absolute bliss with the Dunlopillo Den. You’ll receive pressure relief from your joints exactly where you need it most and wake up feeling refreshed.

7. Silentnight Eco Comfort Breathe 1400 Pocket Pillow Top Mattress - from £464.95

Plush pillow-top bliss

Eco-friendly score - 8/10

Silentnight Eco Comfort Breathe 1400 Pocket Pillow Top Mattress

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Featuring Eco Comfort Fibres™
  • Made from 150 recycled plastic bottles

Silentnight’s Eco Range endeavours to keep our oceans and landfills clear of plastic. The Eco Comfort Breathe 1400 combines sustainability and plush comfort perfectly!

You can enjoy superior back support while also sinking into the comfort of the pillow top layer. The Eco Comfort Breathe is foam-and-chemical-treatment free, too! This means that you can enjoy a healthier and cleaner sleep.

8. Jay-Be Benchmark S5 Hybrid Eco-Friendly Mattress - from £184.95

A sustainable alternative to a cotton mattress.

Eco-friendly score - 8/10

The Jay-Be Benchmark S5 Hybrid Eco-Friendly Mattress on a white background.

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Featuring e-fibre fillings made from recycled bottles
  • e-fibres produce 90% less CO2 and use 99% less water compared to cotton
  • Foam and chemical-free

Many mattresses contain cotton, which is why Jay-Be have developed these e-fibres which are much more sustainable and eco-friendly when compared to cotton. It's free from foam and chemicals, too!

The Jay-Be Benchmark is a great option if you're looking for an open coil (also known as standard sprung) spring system for a 'traditional' mattress feel.

9. Silentnight Healthy Growth Eco Bunk Mattress - from £169.95

Even bunk mattresses can be eco-friendly!

Eco-friendly score - 7/10

Silentnight Healthy Growth Eco Bunk Mattress, a child's bunk bed mattress with a green border.

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Made from recycled plastic
  • Features Eco Comfort Fibres
  • Foam-and-chemical-treatment free

Featuring Silentnight’s unique Eco Comfort Fibres, this is the first eco-friendly mattress for kids on our list! Made from recycled plastic and sustainable polyester fibres, you can sleep soundly knowing that your child’s mattress has prevented plastic from going to landfill. 

The Healthy Growth Eco Bunk Mattress is also ideal to support growth with its open miracoil spring system as it provides a firmer sleeping surface. It also has a slim design, making it the perfect height for any bunk bed or high sleeper.

10. Silentnight Healthy Growth Astro Eco 600 Pocket Mattress - from £249.95

A fantastic kids eco mattress

Eco-friendly score - 7/10

Silentnight Healthy Growth Miracoil Sprung Mattress

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Made from recycled plastic
  • Features Eco Comfort Fibres
  • Foam and chemical treatment-free

If you’re searching for an eco-friendly kids’ mattress, then check out the Silentnight Healthy Growth Miracoil Sprung Mattress. Made from recycled plastic and Silentnight’s unique Eco Comfort Fibres, it’s sustainable and comfortable.

Your child will experience incredible support with the zoned Miracoil springs, which have been designed to help their growth. This mattress is also free from foam and unnecessary chemical treatments, so you can be sure your little one gets a healthier night’s sleep.

Bonus mattress: Vogue Vegan 3000 Pocket Mattress - from £399.95

We have the perfect eco-friendly mattress for everyone… 

Eco-friendly score - 8/10

Vogue Vegan 3000 Pocket Mattress

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • 100% vegan
  • Vouge offsets the carbon footprint of every mattress sold
  • Featuring a plant-based fabric cover
  • Created from recycled plastic bottles
  • A tree is planted for every mattress sold

The term ‘eco-friendly’ can mean different things to different people. Because of this, we’ve included our eco-friendly vegan mattress - the Vouge Vegan!

As well as being certified by The Vegan Society, the comfort filling of this mattress is made from recycled plastic bottles and the cover is created using a breathable, plant-based fabric. To top it all off, Vogue plants a tree with tree-planting service More:Trees for every mattress that is sold.

“Great mattress. Really wanted vegan but was worried about comfort, but this is wonderful to sleep on.”

Helen
MattressMattress typeEco-friendly scoreReview scorePrice - from…
Hypnos Hemsworth Luxury MattressNatural fillings10/104.7/5£494.95
Harrison Spinks Knaresborough 3750 Pocket Ortho MattressNatural fillings10/104.5/5£709.95
Harrison Spinks Levisham 3750 Pocket MattressNatural fillings10/104.4/5£709.95
Millbrook Smooth Tech Luxury 3000 Pocket MattressPocket sprung9/104.3/5£494.95
Millbrook Wool Luxury 4000 Pocket MattressNatural fillings8/104.7/5£524.95
Dunlopillo Den 1090 Hybrid MattressLatex8/104/5£789.95
Silentnight Eco Comfort Breathe 1400 Pocket Pillow Top MattressPillowtop and pocket sprung8/104.7/5£464.95
Jay-Be Benchmark S5 Hybrid Eco-Friendly MattressStandard sprung8/105/5£169.95
Silentnight Healthy Growth Eco Bunk MattressStandard sprung7/104.7/5£169.95
Silentnight Healthy Growth Astro Eco 600 Pocket MattressPocket sprung7/104.8/5£249.95
Vogue Vegan 3000 Pocket MattressPocket sprung8/105/5£399.95

Disclaimer: Review scores and product pricing are subject to change.

Eco-friendly mattress toppers and protectors

To keep your mattress looking and feeling brand-new, it’s a wise decision to invest in a mattress topper or protector. Below, we’ve included two examples of two eco-friendly mattress toppers and protectors so you can enjoy a completely sustainable sleeping experience.

Simba Performance Mattress Protector - from £90

Protect your mattress with the innovative Simba Performance

Eco-friendly score - 5/10

Simba Performance Mattress Protector

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • Simba pride themselves on having the lowest impact on the environment from manufacturing to delivery
  • Vegan friendly

As mentioned above, we are impressed with Simba’s initiative to ensure that every step of the product creation process is as sustainable as possible. The Simba Performance Mattress Protector is vegan friendly and free of harsh chemical treatments, too!

This 200-thread cotton count protector is extremely breathable and hypoallergenic. It’s machine washable and you can tumble dry it, meaning that it’s super easy to keep clean.

“Does exactly what I was hoping for, good quality protection for my expensive mattress. Feels well made and easy to wash according to the instructions.”

Carl

Bonus mattress topper: Emma Flip Topper - from £179.95

One of the best vegan mattress toppers

Eco-friendly score - 3/10

Emma Flip Topper

Why it’s eco-friendly:

  • 100% vegan

As a bonus addition to this list, the Emma Flip Topper is 100% vegan and is made in the UK. This innovative topper allows you to choose between its soft and firm sides, so you can choose the side that suits your preferences. 

This topper is also incredibly breathable and provides pressure relief from your joints as you sleep. Easy to maintain and clean, this mattress topper’s cover is removable and machine washable.

Eco-friendly mattress brands

If none of these mattresses seem like a fit for you, here’s a list of mattress brands who prioritise sustainability or have fantastic eco-friendly mattress ranges for you to browse through

Harrison Spinks

Harrison Spinks are leading the way for sustainability in the mattress industry. 

All of their mattresses are 100% recyclable at the end of their lives and every filling used in their mattresses is sustainably sourced. This includes materials such as cotton, mohair, cashmere, flax and hemp. All of these crops are carbon neutral and have no impact on our planet.

Every Harrison Spinks mattress starts life on their 300-acre Yorkshire farm where they grow the crops for their mattresses and keep their prized flock of sheep. 

It doesn't stop there! All of the pocket springs used in their mattresses are completely recyclable and made from British steel. Certain models also arrive rolled up and vacuum packed, which means we can fit more mattresses into each of our deliveries. 

So, if you’re looking for an eco-friendly mattress, you should definitely consider Harrison Spinks.

Silentnight

As the leading mattress manufacturer in the UK, Silentnight are taking huge steps to promote sustainability within the industry.

Their Eco-Comfort range was created to provide more eco-friendly mattress options while still offering high-quality comfort and support. Every mattress in this range is made using 100% sustainable fibres and they are 100% recyclable at the end of their lives.

For mattress quality you can count on, a Silenntight Eco Comfort mattress may be the one for you.

Millbrook

Another hand-crafted, natural mattress brand that prioritises sustainability is Millbrook. In 2022 alone they have came up with the Millbrook Smooth Tech Luxury 3000 Pocket Mattress - a mattress that has been created entirely with the environment in mind. 

In addition to their recent innovations, all Millbrook mattresses are made with Hampshire fleece wool and many of their models have been awarded for their sustainability efforts by PlanetMark. 

For traditional, eco-friendly mattresses, Millbrook will have a mattress to suit you.

Simba

Simba strives to be as eco friendly and sustainable as possible throughout the manufacturing process. Like with all of the brands mentioned, Simba exclusively manufactures all of their products in the UK, greatly reducing their carbon footprint. 

Every Simba mattress arrives rolled up so that we can fit more mattresses in every delivery, which means our delivery vans don’t have to make as many trips.

Dunlopillo

Dunlopillo are the global leaders in latex mattress manufacturing, and as latex is one of the most eco-friendly types of fillings, these mattresses are often very sustainable.

Latex is sourced from rubber trees, and Dunlopillo manages, sustains and protects these plantations of rubber trees. So, you can be sure that the latex used in your mattress has been sustainably sourced. Rubber trees also transform almost 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into oxygen each year - isn’t that incredible?

We hope we’ve helped you find the perfect eco-friendly mattress for you! With more and more people aware of the impact we all have on our planet, mattress brands are rising to meet the demand for sustainability.

If you’d like to know more about how we’re helping the environment here at Mattress Online, check out our mattress recycling service, where we can collect and recycle your old mattress for you! We’ve also been recognised by Good Retail for our efforts in sustainability.