Natural latex is a white, milky liquid from the Hevea Brasiliensis. It is a tree native to South America, which is cultivated in many countries of the tropical humid zone. Today, Asia supplies more than 90% of the natural latex used in the world. The one we use for the manufacture of pillows, cushions, bolsters and blocks in custom cutting, comes mainly from Thailand.
harvesting natural latex
The latex is harvested by slight bleeding on the peripheral bark of the tree and is approximately 2 mm deep. Depending on the circumference of the tree, the notches will be the equivalent of half or a third of the diameter of the tree. These bleeding occur every 2 days and when all the bark is consumed (also called panel), we start the harvesting process on another side of the tree. Natural rubber can be harvested from a rubber tree for a period of about 30 years.
Following this harvest, the natural latex is transformed by the vulcanization process that will allow it to go from liquid to solid, and it is after this operation that the manufacture of your 100% natural latex pillow can to start.
The company LATEXCO which is our supplier is the only one in Western Europe to be able to propose a latex 100% natural, without latex of synthesis and it is this latex 100% natural which is used in the manufacture of the pillows that we you offer. Regularly, LATEXCO company provides us with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certificate which you can find below: