Definition of Natural Fibers

Meaning of the Term as it Pertains to Mattresses

What are Natural Fibers?

Natural fibers are strands of material produced by plant or animal sources. Common natural fibers used in mattresses include cotton, wool, silk, and bamboo. Other, less-common sources of natural fiber include coir (fibers from coconut shells), flax, and hemp. Natural fibers are usually spun into threads or weaved into fabrics or cushioning.

Some mattresses can be made entirely of natural materials and may appeal to environmentally conscientious shoppers. Mattresses may use natural fibers in mattress coverings, stitching, mats, and stuffing. Support in all-natural mattresses usually comes from foam cores made with natural latex.