Bed maker Harrison Spinks has bolstered its sustainability credentials by designing and manufacturing new machinery, which will help triple its hemp processing abilities following a 32% increase in orders over the last year.
Hemp is just one of the natural mattress fillings grown on Harrison Spinks’ 300-acre farm in Yorkshire. A new bale opener has been installed to help complete a formerly manual process, as well as a new dust plant, ensuring employees continue to operate in a safe working environment. After it has been left to ret in the fields, the hemp bales will be torn and cleaned by a new, high-tech machine. The bed maker has also invested in a new step cleaner to shake the hemp and ensure any foreign materials are effectively removed.
Simon Spinks, managing director of Harrison Spinks, said: “Our decision to replace traditional fillings in our mattresses with natural fibres demonstrates how we are setting a benchmark for the production of mattresses in the UK. We’re constantly innovating and developing new ideas that will help us speed up and improve our in-house processes to ultimately change the way people sleep.
Sustainability is at the heart of Harrison Spinks as the team believes natural fillings, including hemp, offer the best possible night’s sleep. By designing, manufacturing and installing its own machines, Harrison Spinks is not only able to ensure stringent quality control, but also develop new natural blends of materials, offering varying benefits to its customers.
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