Earthfoam Private Limited, the leading natural latex-based mattress, topper, and pillow manufacturer and exporter in the country, was recognized as the ‘Best Exporter’ in the lifestyle products category at the Presidential Export Awards – 2022/23.
The Presidential Export Awards, a prestigious award ceremony to recognise local exporters’ outstanding contribution to the export sector and country’s economic development, was recently held in Colombo under the patronage of the President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Earthfoam Managing Director Januka Karunasena received the award. Founded in 2022 Earthfoam is manufacturing mattresses, toppers, and pillows using 100% natural rubber, and exporting their products to all parts of the world including the United States and Canada. They use their own recipe and highly specialized equipment to create latex foam that is consistent, comfortable, safe, and durable.
Natural rubber being the main raw material (95%), high quality rubber is paramount important to the quality of earthfoam. As the existing supply chain is surrounded by various issues, Earthfoam has spent the last several years building their own trade network of over 500 organic rubber tree farms, the largest in Sri Lanka. Each of these rubber tree farms is Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certified and eliminate the use of chemicals in farming, and boosts the biodiversity of the forests.
Earthfoam currently source rubber form from about 10,000 acers in the country for both natural and organic forms. The company is also the world first Fair for Life certified fair trade program for rubber concentrate and engage in much needed improvements of tappers wellbeing. Life Insurance covers to tappers, education support for kids, projects on commmiunity development, empowerments worth over Rs 50 million per year benefits all organcie farmers and tappers attached to the program.
Earthfoam owns a state-of-the-art factory complex in Horana, and makes sure that their much-asked-for products do not contain any fillers or synthetic latex. Over the past, they have been honoured with many local and international awards and quality certifications. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Oeko-Tex Standard 100, GOLS, and Fair for Life are some of such certifications