Savvy Rest is a relatively new mattress manufactuer. Michael Penny, who had been a Yoga teacher for 20 years, began working in a mattress store. His experience with customers and various makes of mattresses led him to begin making and selling mattresses better suited to more restful sleep. His success in Charlottesville, Virginia led to expanding, until today Savvy Rest mattresses are carried by over 100 retailers.
The values Penny learned in Yoga carry over into his business, and they form the basis of Savvy Rest's philosophy and standards for production, marketing and customer relations. This begins with the value of healthful sleep, and extends to how the people who buy their mattresses are viewed and treated. The Savvy Rest values and purpose are as follows:
Empathy. We value presence, practice openness, and respect vulnerability.
Health. We place well-being above profits. We contribute to better sleep, better health, and relief from pain and fear.
Empowerment. We offer accurate information to support conscious choices. What we don't know, we admit, and what we find out, we share.
Sustainability. We acknowledge our support from this beautiful earth, and we are accountable for our impact.
We create exceptional products, with consciously- sourced materials, that contribute to comfort, rest, and relief from pain.
We believe that better sleep and trusting relationships inspire people, and that inspired people can change the world.
All Savvy Rest mattresses are made of 100% natural latex, making them one of a handful of manufacturers specializing in latex sleep products, and even fewer using only tree-sap derived latex. They offer a choice of Dunlop or Talalay processed latex, each with its own benefits. Both types are resilient, hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria, molds and dust mites. However, one Savvy Rest mattress does not contain latex, the Pastoral organic wool mattress.
Other "Naturally-Sourced Materials" used in Savvy Rest mattresses are organic wool, organic cotton, natural coir (coconut fiber), and organic kapok. The first two items plus the natual latex are found in all Savvy Rest's latex mattresses. They say, "Choosing simple, natural materials for our products means our customers can enjoy healthful, comfortable sleep with less worry—for their own health, and our planet's."
Savvy Rest is certified as a B Corporation, based on their record in relation to the environment, workers, customers, the community, and governance (how the company is run).
Savvy Rest's concern extends to the foundation (or base). They even have an article on their blog devoted to this subject. The company makes its own platform base, the Savvy Rest Foundation, which has 5½" slats placed 2½" to 3" apart (depending of the size of the bed) and a center support with a capacity of 600 pounds (they also make platform beds).
Savvy Rest has several lines of sleep products: Organic Mattresses, Organic Crib Mattress, Organic Toppers, Organic Bedding, Organic Pillows, Organic Pet Beds, Simple Fit Mattresses, Foundations, and Platform Beds. The mattresses include the Savvy Rest Serenity organic mattress, the Tranquility organic mattress with two layers of natural latex rubber, the Unity Pillowtop natural latex mattress, and the Savvy Rest Pastoral organic wool mattress. These mattresses are available in the following sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.