Foam mattress seems to be the best choice.
What happened to the humble cotton gaadi?
When you talk to Khurban, it doesn\'t really go anywhere you find, and Khurban works in one of the many small shops that still produce and sell handmade cotton mattresses.
He came to Bangalore from Andhra Pradesh\'s hometown, when he was only 12 years old for the summer vacation and never went back!
Now 23 years old, Khurban makes a living making cotton mattresses for himself --
Manufacturers in the city.
When he first arrived, his family and friends were in bed.
He started his business.
\"Then everything is ready.
So I never went back, \"he smiled, looked at his glasses, and was busy with his sewing machine, sewing a new bedspread.
He is now working at a bedding store in Malleswaram and joined the store two years ago.
A customer gave an old bed and wanted the old cotton back
Added new cotton and made a new cover for it.
He said that when he started working at the age of 12, the police came over and told him that he should not work as a child.
The shy Khurban said, but he somehow \"succeeded\" and didn\'t want to say what forced him to work.
He made a good profit today.
The owner, Basha, gave him a bike and served him lunch every day from his house. He started working at nine. 30 a. m. to 9 p. m.
And managed to get home once in three months.
Isn\'t this work difficult?
Why choose this?
His answer is very practical: \"Any work is very hard!
He then continued to observe the changes in the bedding industry from the customer\'s perspective.
\"In my time, when you start training, no matter who teaches you the industry, you have to work for six months free of charge.
Now you have to pay to train them!
I trained four boys.
\"Between 2005 and 2009, when the coconut shell and foam mattress first entered the market and became popular, he said their business was bleak.
When people realize the problems with these new mattresses
Back pain and heat
They returned to the cotton mattress, Khurban said.
Khurban has ready beds and mattresses for guests.
He also made sofa seats and cushions.
He sewed the lid to the right size, called a bundle of cotton, and then loosened it through the rolling machine.
\"Earlier, we hit cotton with our hands.
Now it\'s easier for us to work with this machine, \"he pointed to the blue noisy device.
Once he stuffed the cotton into the mattress, the next step was to fix the cotton in place by sewing needles.
He told me it would take about 17 kg of cotton to make a single bed.
He has up to four beds a day.
It takes about half an hour for the machine to prepare a bed of cotton.
Just as he spoke, he loosened more cotton, and the machine sprayed out fine cotton dust that made me cough.
However, Khurban is used to it.
He said that when he worked, he tied up a handkerchief on his nose at most.