Staples Beds

Social Responsibility

At Staples we understand and recognise the need to act responsibly towards the environment and stakeholders. Amongst other values, we are committed to quality, innovation, communication, value and excellent service. It is absolutely crucial to our business to make sure the following criteria are met:

Social & Ethical Policy Statement

In order to assure our customers that the products they purchase come from socially responsible and ethical places of work we adopted the following criteria:

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Staples continues to be one of the key manufacturers of quality, handmade beds in the UK with a long tradition of craftsmanship. It is a priveleged supplier to Royal Households and is proud to hold the prestigious Royal Warrant.

The Royal Warrant Officers Association
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Adlington

This starter model sets the bar very high. The quality, workmanship and attention to detail is evident in the Adlington and continues throughout the Staples bed collection.

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Arundel

The Arundel benefits from 1300 pocket springs and luxurious layers of naturally soft wool and hand layered cotton. 

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Audley

1500 pocket springs allow the body to relax in a more natural position by moving individually whilst providing support. Available in a range of colours and storage options. 

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Badminton

1800 pocket springs allow the body to relax in a more natural position by moving individually whilst providing support. Available in a range of colours and storage options.

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Gatcombe

2000 pocket springs allow the body to relax in a more natural position by moving individually whilst providing support. Available in a range of colours and storage options. 

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Adlington

This starter model sets the bar very high. The quality, workmanship and attention to detail is evident in the Adlington and continues throughout the Staples bed collection.

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Arundel

The Arundel benefits from 1300 pocket springs and luxurious layers of naturally soft wool and hand layered cotton. 

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Audley

1500 pocket springs allow the body to relax in a more natural position by moving individually whilst providing support. Available in a range of colours and storage options. 

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Badminton

1800 pocket springs allow the body to relax in a more natural position by moving individually whilst providing support. Available in a range of colours and storage options.

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Gatcombe

2000 pocket springs allow the body to relax in a more natural position by moving individually whilst providing support. Available in a range of colours and storage options. 

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Headboards

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Modern

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Single Channel

Simply designed, contemporary looking headboard upholstered with high quality fabric

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Double Channel

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Multi Channel

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Contemporary

On 3rd January 1895 Ambrose Heal purchased the United Kingdom rights to the Patent taken out some three years earlier by John Atkinson Staples of New York, USA, for 'Improvements in Support for Upholstery Springs', thereby starting a revolution in mattress making and founding a Company which was to be synonymous with quality and service to the present day.

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ABOUT US
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Ambrose Heal intended to make an impact on the bedding industry and started by introducing the "Staples Patent Spiral Spring Mattress." The beds were in brass and metal tubes or in iron or a combination of both. Springs and corrugated wires necessary for the manufacture of these iron beds and wire mattresses were imported from the United States. (The term "mattress" was then applied to the bed spring unit and not the sleeping surface which is the mattress of today.)

An overlay which could be of flock, wool or feather was exclusive to the bedsteads. Staples were still not making their own "overlay" mattresses in 1925 so they acquired additional premises to develop a quality "overlay" mattress. New patents were taken out and the Staples Interior Overlay went into production.

Staples CornerThe Company expanded and the need for new premises became paramount. In 1926 Mr. Harold Heal commissioned the designing and building of the factory which has since become one of North West London's best known landmarks...'Staples Corner'. In fact the northbound flyover section was officially opened in 1976 by the Chairman, Mr Robert Heal.

Because of limited space, and the difficulty of expanding an efficient factory in London at the time, the Company moved in with Myer’s Beds at modern premises in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in 1986. The site quickly became the leading employer in the local community where today, generations of many families work.

In 2011 Staples turned over nearly £5m, an 82% increase on 2010, delivered by approximately 35 highly skilled and experienced workers. It is proud to hold the Royal Warrant, a prestigious endorsement which helps it to supply divans and mattresses to over 500 retail outlets.

On October 26, 1915, when visiting his troops in France, King George V fell victim to an unfortunate accident: his horse, excited by the cheering crowds lining the streets, reared and fell, causing severe straining to the King's back. On his return to England, the King was advised by his physicians to sleep on a Staples bed - the unique construction of which had already demonstrated its superiority in maintaining correct spinal support, which we now recognize as being an essential ingredient in healthy, restful sleep. The fact that written permission had been given to the state that the bed had "given satisfaction" to the King was used in all literature and advertisements by the Company. In the ensuing years similar beds were supplied to several of the Royal residences.

In 1932 a Royal Appointment was granted by King George and has been graciously renewed by each successive monarch including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Staples beds played their part in British history. During the World War II speciality Staples beds were required, including one for the Prime Minister Winston Churchill for whom a sound night’s sleep was essential; later a similar model was ordered for his home at Chartwell. Another “special” order which was executed in 1943 was for a feather weight bed to fit in the aircraft of Air Marshal Cunningham and similar equipment was used in a Dakota for Sir Sholto Douglas and General Montgomery.

After the war, one of Company’s first orders was for a bedstead and mattress for H.M. King George VI, for whom Staples had first made a bed in 1929 when he was still Prince George. Several replicas were later ordered for the Royal residences. In the last 5 years we have been an active supplier to Royal Households and have procured natural fillings from organic British farms including His Royal Highness Prince Charles’ organic Duchy Home Farm.

Staples continues to be one of the key manufacturers of quality, handmade beds in the UK with a long tradition of craftsmanship.

Staples environmental work is to be characterized by a holistic view aiming at openness, professionalism and reliability for a sustainable development. We are committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of our activities on the environment and details are contained within our environmental policy – please click here to download.

The Company’s Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) Manager is responsible on a day to day basis for the implementation of the Environmental Policy across all business areas. All senior managers are responsible for ensuring deviations from the Company’s Policy are reported to the QHSE Manager so that improvement plans are developed and initiated. All the components for our products come from reliable sources. We ensure that our suppliers are equally committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly production processes just as we are.  

We hold FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Certification – a quality standard issued to show that wood is sourced from a forest that is managed in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable manner. At Staples the following policy is endorsed by our Managing Director – Andy Murdoch.

We at Staples endeavour to the best of our abilities to implement procedures so that we do not purchase any wood or wood fibre from the sources deemed as controversial such as the following categories described:

  • Illegally harvested wood;
  • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;
  • Wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
  • Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use;
  • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.

Please click here to view our FSC certificate.     

Staples are passionately and actively committed to ensuring that our ongoing manufacturing activities do not have a negative impact on the environment. By buying a Staples bed you are: Investing in end of life product design.

Staples are committed to developing beds that can be wholly or partially recyclable at the end of their life. It is our continuing mission to source and utilise materials used in the production of a Staples mattress that have a genuine end of life use as well as a low carbon foot print.

Mattress disposal is a massive challenge for the United Kingdom bed industry. It is not a statutory requirement, but it is a moral obligation of all manufacturers to have a sound and auditable mattress recycling process available to all of its customers. Staples is in the process of developing that process. We are in discussions with JBS Fibre Recovery Ltd on how we can accelerate this. For information, we hold the contract to supply all mattresses to a prestigious sporting occasion that will be held in London in summer 2012 and JBS are our partner to ensure all mattresses are recycled at the end.

Staples Social Responsibility     Social & Ethical Policy Statement

CHOOSING A BED - A BED IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF FURNITURE WE BUY!

We spend roughly a third of our lives in bed, between six and eight hours each night. Beds can be large or small, firm or soft, however, if they are uncomfortable your health and wellbeing suffer. The National Bed Federation recommends that a bed is changed every ten years.

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