posted - 27.01.2017

exciting times for herdysleep

Today is a very exciting day for everybody at herdy, with the launch of the herdysleep mattress.

Herdy was born in 2007, created by husband and wife Spencer & Diane Hannah, and it’s still hard for us to believe just how far we have grown in the last ten years.

Inspired by the beauty of the Lake District and our local Herdwick sheep, herdy has grown from a seed of inspiration into a highly respected, lovable brand.

Our aim has always been to create contemporary gifts, homeware and accessories that are made to make you smile.

Our products’ bright colours and clean design come from our passion for Scandinavian design. Having conceived the idea of a colourful, British-made range of contemporary homeware following a visit to Helsinki, the final inspiration came from the Lake District’s iconic Herdwick sheep.

Their unique look, characterful personality, and undeniable charm make the Herdwick sheep the perfect ambassador for British cheer.

Herdy design everything in-house, and partner with the finest craftspeople in the UK to make our dreams a reality. For the herdysleep mattress, we’re partnering with Harrison Spinks, who have been making handmade mattresses for over a century. Their combination of family heritage, regional pride, and focus upon traditional craft makes them the ideal partner for herdy.

We have always championed sustainable, rural community projects in The Lake District by working with local businesses where we can, and through the herdy fund.

The herdy fund has operated alongside the business from day one, and has provided support for local and international efforts to support responsible farming ever since.

Because of this, in 2010 we won Business In The Community’s ‘Small Company of the Year’ award for responsible business practice. Since then, we were re-accredited in both 2011 and 2012.

The company continues to pioneer their approach to responsible business practice through sponsorship, knowledge share and collaboration to this day. It’s our desire to create products that make you smile, whilst supporting the local and rural economies that inspired it all.

Now, ten years on, the next chapter for herdy has unfolded. Working together with Harrison Spinks, a traditional mattress maker in the heart of Yorkshire, we designed the herdysleep wool mattress. An artisan, British made, traditional pocket sprung mattress that is delivered in an easy to unpack box.

Our natural mattress filling is also a commercially viable long-term solution for championing Herdwick wool. This means the Herdwick upland fell farmer receives a fair and proper price for their wool, creating a long term, sustained source of support for the UK’s rural economy.

By using Lake District sheep to create our wool mattress filling, we have created a unique luxury mattress that is warm, comfortable, and regulates your body temperature so you can sleep well every night.

With the herdysleep mattress, you can wake up with a smile every morning knowing that you’re supporting local businesses and farmers across the north of England.