Our knowledge and experience have led to us receiving a number of awards and accolades, such as the Swan eco-label. And the icing on the cake is that we have been appointed Purveyors to the Royal Court. We hope that will be enough to give you confidence in us!
Purveyor to H.M. the King of Sweden
The criteria for being appointed Royal Purveyor are rigid. The company must have been in operation for at least 5 years and their financial position must be impeccable. After an application is submitted to the court, it is up to the King or Queen to bestow purveyor status. Then of course, the company must deliver products to the Royal Court before they may use the title Purveyor to H.M. the King of Sweden. The Royal Warrant may only be displayed by companies duly appointed Purveyor to H.M. the King of Sweden. The warrant must be renewed if there is a new king, or the company has a new managing director, or every 10 years. Hästens beds was appointed Purveyor to H.M. the King of Sweden for the first time in 1952 by King Gustaf VI Adolf.
The Swan is the symbol of the Nordic environmental labelling system and has been around since 1989. In Sweden SIS Miljömärkning AB is responsible for awarding the Nordic environmental symbol – the Swan. Nordic environmental labelling was set up to benefit the environment by providing guidelines for consumers that wish to buy products that have the least impact on the environment. The primary goal of the Swan Certificate is to promote the development of environmentally friendly products and services. Swan certified products must fulfil stringent criteria that guarantee that the products cause less negative impact on the environment than other similar products. The product’s entire lifespan is taken into account, from raw material to rubbish. In order for Hästens beds to be Swan certified, we had to provide results of several independent tests as well as documentation proving that the special requirements of SIS Miljömärkning AB had been fulfilled. SIS Miljömärkning AB has determined that Hästens beds have met the requirements and may be labelled with the Swan Certificate
When you choose a Hästens bed, you can be sure that it is free from all forms of foam rubber, polyurethane and latex – materials that many other bed manufacturers use in their mattresses. In our opinion, cotton, flax, real horsehair and pure new wool are a great deal more comfortable to have near the body.