Is your bed vegan-friendly?

The UK's first ever cardboard bed might not sound glam, but this packaway, low emission, affordable and DIY-free bed ticks all the boxes for those living an eco-friendly life

cardboard beds suitable for vegans
(Image credit: Happy Beds)

Happy Beds have teamed up with German company Room in a Box to offer the UK's first cardboard bed. Yes, really!

Not only is this flat-pack bed made from 70% recycled cardboard and vegan-friendly glue, it takes less than 30 seconds to put together and requires no tools – or DIY skills, for that matter.

The innovative bed is being lauded as the perfect choice for landlords, renters or homeowners looking for a durable but convenient solution. It needs no fixings, as construction is simply a case of expanding the lattice frame, and placing a mattress on top.

Eco credentials

Convenience doesn't usually go hand-in-hand with sustainability – think about convenience food wrapped in one-use plastics and convenient makeup wipes that you throw away after use. However, the Room in a Box bed really does make it quick, easy and convenient to turn any space into a bedroom in under a minute.

The product has been manufactured to be as low impact as possible. The glues, made from corn, wheat and potato starch, will satisfy those who avoid the use of animal products. It might not be something you think of when buying furniture, but vigilant vegans and vegetarians should be aware that some glues contain collagen obtained from animals.

The bed is also not only made primarily from recycled materials, but the corrugated cardboard is 100% recyclable should you need to dispose of it. Either recycle the bed at your local tip, or even plant it up in the garden as a bio-degradable raised bed.

And, don't forget about delivery. Being lightweight and compact, the bed maintains a small carbon-footprint on its way to your front door. Delivery is provided by DPD who have pledged to keep their CO2 emissions low.

Design still matters, too

Design appeal has not been forfeited in the quest to create an eco-friendly product. The durable, corrugated cardboard bed comes in four finishes – classic cardboard, white, black and petrol. Being of a fairly minimalist design, the bed is great for an understated look.

Buy it online for just £99.99 including delivery.

Lindsey Davis
Editor in Chief, Homes Ecommerce

Lindsey is Editor of and Editor in Chief for Home Ecommerce at Future. She is here to give you aspirational, yet attainable ideas for your home and works with her team to help you get the best buys, too. She has written about homes and interiors for the best part of a decade for brands including Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home and Gardeningetc and isn't afraid to take the inspiration she finds at work into her own space – a Victorian terrace which she has been (slowly) remodelling for the last eight years. She is happiest sipping a cup of tea with a cat on her lap (if only she had a cat).