Mattress Health, Safety & Sustainability

Transparent information our mattress health, safety and sustainability issues.

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Health

Do you use wool as a fire or flame retardant in your mattress?

Yes, we use GOTS organic certified wool as a non-toxic fire retardant barrier in our Green Mattress.
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Can you show me your burn test lab results for fire safety?

Our mattresses are lab tested annually and easily comply with criteria for large open flame / burn resistance.
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What do you wash your wool in?

Our GOTS Organic Certified Wool is washed in an eco-friendly, biodegradable detergent, treated with fresh water, rinsed and dried.
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Do you use toxic flame retardants?

Meeting and exceeding flammability requirements is a top priority, without using toxic fire retardants.
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What keeps your mattress layers from shifting without using chemical adhesives in the comfort layers?

Our distinctive, hand-tufted rosettes act as anchors by pulling yarn through each layer of the mattress to firmly secure them in place.
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Do you have any California Proposition 65 warnings due to potential cancer causing chemicals in your products?

No.
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Is there a health risk due to EMFs and innersprings in your mattress? Do your innersprings act as an antenna?

Learn about the backstory regarding EMFs and innersprings, discover what we use in our mattresses, and watch our test results video.
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Does your mattress contain Bisphenol A Epoxy Resin or BPA?

No.
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Is your mattress dust-mite resistant?

Our mattresses are naturally resistant to House Dust Mites (HDMs)
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Are your sewing threads certified for environmental compliance?

Yes, they are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified and produced in a factory that has achieved ISO 9001 accreditation.
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Why do you offset the carbon footprint associated with your factory and shipping?

We believe climate change is real and are committed to taking action with Carbonfund.org and "We Are Still In."
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When should I consider replacing my old, traditional mattress?

Most synthetic foam mattresses wear out in about 10 years.
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How does your mattress compare to Tempur-Pedic® or Memory Foam mattresses?

Tempur-Pedic® mattresses are made with petroleum-base polyurethane and other chemicals known to emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
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Which is better: natural or synthetic latex?

100% natural or organic latex is superior to synthetic latex foam. It is chemical-free, lasts longer and does not off-gas.
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I have arthritis or other physical ailments. What mattress is right for me?

Yes, our natural latex mattresses will function especially well for those suffering from arthritis, joint pain or other physical ailments.
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What if I have a latex allergy?

Consult your allergist prior to purchase.
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How can you make a mattress without chemical fire retardants?

Our Green Mattress uses organic wool to meet federal standards for flammability. Our Vegan mattress uses natural hydrated silica sand.
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Is the organic latex compostable?

Yes. Organic latex is considered a "Brown" composting material, ideal for the fertilizer pile.
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Sustainability

Can You Show Me Your GOTS Organic Certification?

Yes, you can view our Certificate of Compliance, Label Grade and our profile on the GOTS public database.
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Can you show me your GOLS Organic Latex certification?

Yes, you can view our GOLS Certificate and scope of products using GOLS organic certified latex.
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Can I see your current Greenguard Gold Certification from UL Environment.

Absolutely.
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Can I see your MADE SAFE® certification?

Yes, our MADE SAFE® Statement of Certification for our Green Mattress, Green Pillows and Organic Mattress Pad Protectors can be found here.
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Does your cotton ticking fabric use certified organic cotton? Do you use polyester in your ticking?

We use only GOTS organic certified cotton fabric on our mattresses, pillows and toppers. No Polyester is used.
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What’s the eco-INSTITUT®?

Based in Germany, the eco-INSTITUT® is a label marking products that meet the strictest requirements for low emissions and pollutants.
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Can you show me your eco-INSTITUT certification?

The eco-INSTITUT® certification for our latex is attached.
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What’s CertiPUR-US?

CertiPUR-US was conceived by the Polyurethane Foam Association to convince the public that polyurethane-based products are healthy.
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What is upcycling? How is it different than recycling?

Reusing discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.
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