All our matresses feature traditional hand-side stitching. This secures the outer springs to the borders at the top and bottom. This is the most labour intensive and highly skilled of all our operations. Side-stitching is carried out by senior upholsterers using traditional long needles and twine. Their work makes the borders and edges of our mattresses stronger. This prevents springs from distorting and extends the sleeping area right up to the sides of the bed.