Highbridge furniture retailer Sopha will have one of its factories featured on national TV next week.

Harrison Spinks, one of the three British factories that Sopha uses to manufacture its mattresses, is to be featured on BBC Two’s Inside the Factory on Tuesday 20th August at 8pm.

The programme will take a look inside the world of manufacturing to see how different products are produced.

Each episode, hosted by Gregg Wallace, Cherry Healey and historian Ruth Goodman, is viewed by an average 2.9million viewers and covers a different product.

Gregg will visit the Harrison Spinks factory to see how they make their unique mattresses, while Cherry visits the Harrison Spinks farm to see sheep shearing and the process of cleaning the wool.

She also visits British Steel where Harrison Spinks have a plant that makes the rod for their springs, and Ruth Goodman investigates the history of the pocket spring and duvets of the past.

Matt Scott, founder of Sopha, says: “It’s a really exciting opportunity for our customers to see some of the effort that goes into producing one of our mattresses. I have a huge amount of time for Simon Spinks (MD of Harrison Spinks) and their family.”

“They’re great at putting their money where their mouth is, from creating carbon neutral mattresses to investing in British Steel to keep the emissions lower than importing steel.”

“Somnus beds are known in the industry for their design ingenuity, smaller springs that give the right support where it is needed and natural fillings that remain cool in summer and warm in winter. They’re even designed springs that can give the benefits of memory foam without the heat or nasty chemicals. They’re just an exciting innovative company to work with.”

To celebrate the show, Sopha will be offering a free ‘Protect-A-Bed Mattress protector’ with every Somnus-branded mattress purchased in store between now and the end of August.

Sopha has invested in training alongside Harrison Spinks with six of the firm’s staff having graduated from the Somnus Sales Academy where they studied on the same farm and in the same factories that will be shown on Tuesday evening’s programme.

‘Inside the Factory’ is on BBC Two at 8pm on 20th August and on BBC iPlayer shortly after.


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