In crafting the world’s finest mattresses, Hastens makes a good night’s sleep the ultimate luxury.
EQUINE INSPIRATION Hastens’ researchers call horsetail hair a “magic fibre” for its microscopic cavities. The hand-teased hair in each mattress helps offer support, circulate air and wick moisture. NATURAL BENEFITS The mattresses contain only sustainably sourced fill. Flax helps divert static electricity; fire- retardant, insulated wool blended with natural cotton helps regulate temperature and encourage ventilation. STUFF IT Hastens’ longtime suppliers weave, colour and coil the horsetail hair to precise specifications. Once received, the ropes are separated into different lengths and microcurls before being teased and fluffed. TAKE COVER To create a mattress cover, fabric is hung for three days – removing any innate tension and attaining the optimum temperature and moisture levels – before being hand cut. BASE CAMP High- quality pine from northern Sweden – where limited sunshine makes for slower- growing, more resilient trees – is used to craft the base. Cotton and flax help block dust and aid ventilation. CORE VALUES The blended filling is layered between springs that are built with a proprietary metal and shapepreserving coating. IN STITCHES Hand-stitching gives shape and stability to the sides of the mattress. The quantity and the spacing of the stitches vary by model. PUTTING IT TO BED Sewing tufts, loops and quilted patterns helps lock the materials and create comfort. The mattress, base and topper are then triple- checked for quality, completing a process that can take as much as 320 hours of labour.