Archive for March, 2014

The Changing Role of Dad at Dad’s 2.0

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Life is no longer a 1960’s television show. Back then, dads were the sole bread-winners and had little to do with their children (other than discipline). With more and more women advancing in the workplace, (more…)

Naturepedic Joins “Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition”

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

When Lisa Jackson took over as EPA administrator in 2009, she expressed strong views about exposure to toxins.

“A child born in America today will grow up exposed to more chemicals than a child from any (more…)

Organic Mattresses – No, you can’t eat them

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

We make organic mattresses.

No, you can’t eat them.

Yes, I’m asked that.

I’m not insulted by the “can you eat them” question. The concept of non-food organics has largely not entered the public consciousness (more…)

Wait, what? Soybean foam isn’t made of soybeans?!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

soybeansI’ll keep this short: soybean foam is primarily made from petrochemicals, not soybeans.  

You might have also have heard of soybean foam as bio-foam, soy foam, and other names combining soy-, bio-, (more…)

weeSpring

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Mixing product reviews, social media and isn’t-that-adorable baby product browsing, weeSpring.com is a new online portal where expectant and current parents or any other baby product shoppers can connect (more…)

Courage in Journalism Award Winners Tell Their Stories

Friday, March 21st, 2014

In America, we tend to take our freedoms for granted. But the majority of those inhabiting planet Earth are still fighting for those freedoms, some with their lives, much the same as those who fought for (more…)

Naturepedic Goes to Washington for TSCA Reform

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The energy is building to remove harmful chemicals from everyday products, and last week you showed your enthusiasm.

On Wednesday, March 12, Naturepedic founder Barry A. Cik testified before a (more…)

The Naturepedic Factory – What’s that fresh smell?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

During my first visit to the Naturepedic mattress factory, something struck me.

The smell. The factory smelled fresh. As strange as this will sound, I thought it smelled … good.  

I’ve been in (more…)

Greenwashing, Mattresses and Rutabagas

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Consumers are hit with “green” claims everywhere.  An organic rutabaga, or a cup of Costa Rican coffee supporting sustainable business practices, or a “natural” face lotion, or a green … fill in the blank.

Sometimes (more…)

Oscar Week: That’s a Wrap!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Who knew the mattress business could be so exciting? Yours truly spent the entire Oscar Week in Los Angeles attending five of the fanciest shindigs leading up to the big night. Why? Well, imagine Robin (more…)