Natural latex comes from the milky fluid in the bark of the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis). Tapping a rubber tree to collect the sap will not kill the tree so they continue to neutralise tonnes of CO² for many years to come.
However, not all rubber tree plantations are evenly sustainable. Scientists have linked rubber monoculture to environmental treats such deforestation, reduction in water reserves, soil productivity and biodiversity. That is why Theptex chose to obtain the IFOAM certificate for organic rubber crop cultivation, which helps sustain the health of soils, ecosystems, and people.