After years searching for the perfect pillow for his patients and realising it didn’t exist, Dr. Andrew Macfarlane DO, DC went on a mission to create the world’s first completely customised pillow, perfectly suited to each individual sleeper based on their measurements, preferences and sleeping habits.
His search for perfection led him to latex; the perfect material for his pillows which would hold shape for longer than memory form and other traditionally used products for pillows and mattresses.
Dr. Macfarlane DO, DC loved the idea of latex as it is also naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, allergy-friendly and naturally very well ventilated, meaning that his patients would not only get a more comfortable sleep, but a healthier one, with less irritation and allergies than they’d experienced from their existing pillows.
In his search for the perfect manufacturing partner, Dr Macfarlane DO, DC finally stumbled across Latex Green, a Sri Lankan based organisation that turned out to also be the only manufacturer in the world creating 100% certified organic latex… and not only that, but their entire business operated in a socially responsible way that benefitted the local community and their workers.
Thus, Pillows Made to Measure was born.
This journey continued as his growing client base asked for other products to be manufactured from this 100% certified organic latex, which is why we now see included in the Sleep Made to Measure range mattress toppers, and a range of healthy baby products including a change mat, playmat, bassinet mattress, and a crib mattress.
All Sleep Made to Measure products follow the same ethos as the original Pillows Made to Measure, using 100% certified organic latex at their core, with many products coming with a 100% certified organic cotton cover that is easily removable and washable to ensure the products remain clean.
Wherever relevant or possible, Sleep Made to Measure products are customisable, with the ability to customise your products before you even add them to your cart.
The business is also 100% carbon neutral, with all products being biodegradable, meaning you can literally add them to your compost at the end of their life.. no more generations of memory foam products lying in the tip!
Sleep Made to Measure is a hard working, customer centric team that provides ethical, natural, organic products to our customers. SMM has been decades in the making.
The criteria that is met with each of our products are:
- Be free of harmful chemicals in manufacturing
- Have optimal airflow and ventilation
- Have exceptional natural hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties
- Be biodegradable at it’s end of life.
On the inside, 100% certified organic latex has an appearance similar to a honeycomb. This allows air to flow through it better. It also has antibacterial and anti fungal properties in the cells and naturally prevents dust mites from settling in it. That means it is hypoallergenic.
Because this is one of the most perfect products in the world, there is no need to add dangerous chemicals to the latex. There are no dangerous chemicals, or fire retardants in it. This is different from the petrol based foam products that fill the shelves at big box stores.
Another great thing about 100% certified organic latex, is that it is recyclable. When these products reach the end of their natural life, you can break them down into smaller pieces. You can then add it to the compost pile in your garden and actually add to the nutrients in it. It is also a sustainable and natural resource, which allows a community to thrive and to earn a living. That means each time you buy a custom pillow, you continue to help a struggling economy and the planet.
The organic certification on these items means that they use only the most environmentally friendly methods available. These also reduce energy consumption and waste, which can impact the environment.
Each rubber tree ‘weeps’ 15 grams (0.5 oz) of latex daily. As a reference point, a Queen size core mattress needs the daily output of 2500 trees spread over 12 acres of rubber plantation. Just these 2500 rubber trees alone account for 143 metric tons of carbon dioxide being removed from the atmosphere in 1 year.
That means when you do business with us, you have a pillow that is comfortable enough to sleep on and great for the environment.
At Sleep Made to Measure, we’ve got a mission.
Our mission is nothing short of making sure that everyone in the world knows what Sleep Made to Measure products are and why they are better. Our goal is to make the world a better place and give you a better night’s sleep.
When we say better, we don’t just mean better for you, better for your children, better for the planet–we mean better for everything that you can think of… and here’s why.
Our Base Product is Superior!
We begin with top quality latex, but that latex has been grown in such as way as to be ethical and sustainable and good for the world around us. Not only is our latex organic, it’s actually giving back to the world and protecting against things like greenhouse gas and manufacturing methods that devastate the planet.
Our latex is organic in every way. It’s not just organic in name only, it is actually organic in every way. It is manufactured in such a way as to make it top quality and as green as we can make it.
Our products are Ethically Made
Our products are created in the same way. Using the best of manufacturing techniques, designed to fit into your green lifestyle, we’re also covering our pillows with organically grown cotton so that you get the best and most healthful, chemical free product that we can offer you.
We Practice Fair Trade Methods
Our latex is ethically grown, our products are ethically created and everyone who comes in contact with Sleep Made to Measure or works for us in any way is fairly and reasonable compensated for their work.
Our products are Created with our customers and our planet firmly in mind. They are:
- Customized wherever possible, so that every item that leaves manufacturing is unique to the person who is using it.
- Protective of nature and the planet. (In fact, our products actually add to the earth rather than detracting from it).
- Safe for people with respiratory problems and
- Protect against off-gassing that occurs from traditional petrochemical based foams (such as memory foam) that most competitor products are made from, that may be harmful to infants and young children.
Unless you have a latex allergy, there is no reason that you cannot benefit from Sleep Made to Measure Custom made pillows..
Sleep Made to Measure is committed to the health of our customers and the world around us. If you have questions about our latex or the way in which Sleep Made to Measure customised organic latex products are made, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.