Our Heritage

After more than 85 years of research and innovation, it’s no wonder we’re so eager to lie down.

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The Pioneering Years 1920s - 1940s

Led by Mr E.A. Murphy, Dunlop scientists invent Dunlopillo latex foam. Dunlopillo is the first of its kind to be used to pad seats in public trams, trains and trolleybuses. The aircraft industry welcomes latex foam to pad cockpits and seats as well.
We make the first latex mattresses that stay fresh and keep their shape without plumping or flipping. These prove to be a huge hit.


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The Illustrious Years 1950s – 1970s

Our latex is used to make seats for Sir Donald (Malcolm) Campbell’s record-breaking waterspeed craft, Bluebird and the UK’s Houses of Parliament.


1980s – 2000s

Dunlopillo UK Latex is proven by the Shirley Institute of Manchester to be doubly effective in killing bed bugs compared to interior spring core mattresses.

Advanced Dunlopillo technology used in hospital mattresses to offer patients pressure relief, spinal alignment and back support.


Dunlopillo Today

Today, we're one of the best known bedding brands in the world: Dunlopillo is the authority and leading manufacturer of latex mattresses.

Our mattresses are designed to deliver long lasting performance by utilising their natural resilience to hold their shape and remain durable for years to come. While our ActiproTM technology provides natural protection against allergens, dust mites and odours.


The natural way to sleep



Natural latex is a wonderful material derived from the sap of rubber trees (Hevea Brasiliensis) grown in managed sustainable plantations around the world.


Every drop counts

A rubber tree only produces 27ml of latex daily. Perfecting comfort takes time... in fact it takes one tree over 500 days to create enough latex for a single mattress.

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Environmentally Friendly

Latex is one of the most eco-friendly mattress fillings. Latex rubber trees purify over 90 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. All of our natural latex is sourced from sustainably managed plantations.