Our heritage & History
Founded in 1858 by a Somerset family of wool merchants, the Price Brothers and Co. business developed 100% wool mattresses that were of such high quality, they became known as mattresses that you could truly ‘rely-on’ for a good night’s sleep.
And so the Relyon name was born out of a reputation for hand crafting wonderfully comfortable natural mattresses.
From grandparents, to parents, to sons and daughters, generations of Somerset artisans have passed down their aprons of knowledge keeping very much alive the traditional skills that make Relyon beds, the best beds in the world.
Today our beds harness the skills of Relyon’s artisan rich pedigree and combine them with the finest natural fillings, perfectly engineered calico covered pocket springs and a host of bespoke tailoring options.
Relyon Beds factory now employs nearly 260 people and is firmly established as one of the leading UK bed manufacturers. Relyon products can be purchased through many leading furniture stores and independent high street retailers throughout the UK.
Relyon were the first company to develop recyclable mattresses back in 1858. Our pure wool mattresses were often re-purposed by their owners who took advantage of the resilient wool interiors for insulation or compost.
Quality without compromise is at the heart of everything we do, which is why we were the first bed manufacturing company to be awarded a highly prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.
Relyon has its own spring manufacturing on site, as well as its own wood mill. In addition to these Relyon is one amongst a few bed manufacturers to have its own in-house laboratory, which systematically tests all raw materials to ensure that these are in accordance with product specifications and achieve European legalisation standards.
Quality is important throughout the organisation, and Relyon is committed to the principles of ISO9001.
Today our sustainable and environmental credentials remain as strong as ever. The timber we source for our divans is FSC certified.