Mattsons Beds, a 170-year-old, ultra-premium mattress maker based in Falkenberg, Sweden, has created a new collection that uses fabrics produced with polyester yarns from recycled ocean plastics. The company, which is owned and operated by the sixth generation of Mattsons, distributes its bespoke mattresses and divans mostly in Scandinavia, for luxury hotels, yachts and retail.
The new Ocean Beds by Mattsons collection consists of three handmade, limited-edition models using Mattsons’ signature core and natural fills and fibers.
“Though to a degree a departure from our all-natural materials formula, we feel that the benefit of the collection easily outweighs the compromise,” said Vice President Oscar Mattson. “In addition, the beautiful fabric in deep blue or ocean green has an exceptionally great feel.”
Mattsons, which has long strived to operate in a sustainable manner, partnered with One Ocean Foundation, a marine advocacy group based in Milan and in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, which was founded in 2017. The foundation’s No Plastic in the Ocean initiative, begun in 2020, is driving the collection of tons of discarded ocean plastic that is reprocessed into textiles and other products.
Oscar Mattson said his company’s location on the Swedish coast makes ocean health a top priority companywide. “We proudly support the mission of the foundation to accelerate solutions to ocean issues by inspiring international leaders, institutions, companies and people,” he noted. “As a family, we see the opportunity to actively support the work of the foundation as something very special. For Mattsons, to actively be involved in the work of One Ocean Foundation will bring a new dimension to what we do, both as a company and as a group of individuals.
“Everybody at Mattsons is now looking forward to a string of activities, ranging from cleaning our beaches from the plastic debris that covers (them) in what seems like a never-ending stream of particles, to our participation in the foundation’s organized activities and conferences.”