Sustainability is at our core
Proud to be the world’s most sustainable baby nest
We've dedicated the last 7 years to creating socially responsible products that are better for bub and better for the planet
What’s the deal with polyester?
Why is polyester a problem?
Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used each year to make the world’s polyester fibre (plastic) and it takes more than 200 years for it to decompose. Plastic microfibers shed from our synthetic fabric into the water supply and account for 85% of the human-made material found along ocean shores, threatening marine wildlife and ending up in our food and water supply. Cheap synthetic fibres also emit gases like N2O, which is 300 times more damaging than CO2. Do you want your bub resting on oil or plastic? No thank you!
Even recycled polyester is still polyester
Even though some companies market their products as ‘sustainable’, it’s important to understand that even recycled polyester is still polyester. What does this mean? It still has the same nasty chemicals as non-recycled polyester and will inevitably end up in landfill, our waterways and eventually, in the food we eat.
SAFER FOR BUB
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, ensuring that bub is not exposed to any harmful chemicals, which the long-term effects are still unknown.
Using organic cotton ensures that not only the end-user but any person involved in any part of the bubnest-production-process is working in a healthy environment safe from toxic chemicals, whether it is cotton farmer in India or seamstress in Australia.
BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Organic cotton is environmentally friendly and is grown without pesticides and toxic synthetic fertilizers. Due to improved soil quality, organic cotton uses significantly less water and energy, and it releases less greenhouse gases.
BETTER FOR HEALTH
Natural latex is free from toxic and harmful chemicals and has natural anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. No fungus, bacteria, dust mite or any other unhealthy organism can live inside a latex mattress.
LIGHT & BREATHABLE
The milky-white sap is poured into moulds to form mattresses, which gives the mattresses an open cell structure that allows optimal breathability and airflow. The structure of our natural latex mattresses also results in a cool and comfortable nap for your baby.
The natural latex tree is among the most ecological trees in the world. A single Hevea tree absorbs about 1.8 tons of CO² in its lifetime. Globally, all latex plantations together offset 90 million tons of CO² per year.
Natural latex is also a recyclable material and can be returned back to the earth when you want to dispose of the mattress.
Our natural latex is certificated organic by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) which means that the entire process is monitored to meet stringent standards. The certification also requires fair working conditions which is important to us.
SOFT & BREATHABLE
Silk Cotton is a true 100% Organic soft and breathable material. Silk Cotton is also incredibly light in weight, it weighs only one-eighth as much as cotton. It is commonly used as stuffing in organic pillows, mattresses and upholstery and is an organic alternative to polyester stuffing. Much like Silk, Silk Cotton is also incredibly soft, lightweight and lustrous to rest on - only the best for Bubnest babies.
It is a moisture resistant, quick drying and resilient fibre.
REGULATES BODY TEMP
Silk Cotton fibre is famous for how well it regulates body heat. Silk Cotton is known to reduce the heat from the body and make for a sound and safer sleeping environment.
Both the Kapok Tree and Silk Cotton Fibre are not treated with any fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. This makes Silk Cotton 100% free of harmful chemicals and toxins which means, in comparison to synthetic or heavily sprayed natural fibres, it is a healthier and safer option for every living creature and the environment.
Silk Cotton is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. The harvesting of Silk Cotton Fibre does not impact the tree's integrity, making Silk Cotton profoundly sustainable. When exposed to the correct conditions, Silk Cotton can return to nature by biodegradation in a matter of weeks.
It’s What’s Inside That Counts
At Bubnest, we are passionate about enabling planet-positive solutions to future-proof the world and ensure a better tomorrow for our babies. Known as the ‘Circular Economy’, our practices are guided by three simple principles: designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
Put simply, at Bubnest, we specialise in creating high-quality baby products from natural materials, while ensuring they can return to earth with little or no impact.