Archive - July 2014

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Naturepedic Puts Veggies to Work
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Naturepedic Debuts New Trio Pillow And Mattress Pads
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Naturepedic Goes Beyond Certified
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First Candle Promotes Safe Sleep

Naturepedic Puts Veggies to Work

Vegetables are awesome to eat, but they also serve as a sustainable raw material in making bio-based fabrics.  Well played, veggies! In time for Las Vegas Market*, Naturepedic is announcing the use of this plant-based fabric to wrap the coils in its EOS organic mattress. Similar bio-based fabric is already used in European mattresses, but Naturepedic is the first to use it in the U.S. Of course we take things a few steps further (because that’s how we are!) First, our fabric is being sourced from non-GMO plants. Next, we’ve come up with a special process to securely seal the coils with the bio-based fabric without the need for adhesives. The individual wrapped coils are then collectively encased in an organic cotton fabric zippered case for greater ease of installation and added durability. EOS will of course continue to include plenty of organic cotton, wool, and, depending on the configuration, GOLS-certified organic latex. Bio-based fabric is just another sustainable addition.[…]

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Naturepedic Debuts New Trio Pillow And Mattress Pads

In earlier posts I mentioned Naturepedic’s upcoming display at the massive trade show Las Vegas Market in July. It’s not a show without NEW offerings, so here’s the newest of the new from Naturepedic: Trio We officially launched our Trio washable, customizable organic pillow system. Yes, it really is a customizable pillow, and by customization I don’t mean you can change the pillowcase to a different color. The concept behind the Trio is to offer a soft, luxurious fluffy feel but keep support integrity for postural alignment. We accomplish this with a layered approach. At the core of the Trio is a zippered inner compartment made of organic cotton filled with organic latex. The zipper allows a user to adjust the latex fill to achieve the perfect loft for their individual preference. Covering the inner “pillow” is a super comfy quilted encasement. This gives the cloudlike feel of the Trio. The third level is an organic cotton pillowcase with foldover[…]

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Naturepedic Goes Beyond Certified

The time is here for Naturepedic to show off in a big way … to the retail industry, that is. Naturepedic is prepping for Las Vegas Market in July, an industry show where companies showcase their latest and greatest offerings in furniture, home décor and gifts. The biannual Las Vegas Market is a whopper of a show: picture some 50,000 or more buyers for the stores you know and many you don’t arriving from all over the country, even world, to decide the products their stores will carry. It’s big. For the July show, Naturepedic debuts its Beyond Certified campaign to educate retailers about the clever innovations and product variety offered in our adult organic mattresses, which, on top of everything are independently certified organic to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Not only do our mattresses earn GOTS certification, but so does our entire manufacturing facility. That gives us bragging rights. The Beyond Certified campaign works toward two goals.[…]

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First Candle Promotes Safe Sleep

In a perfect world, every baby arrives at his or her first birthday, giggling and happy. First Candle is working toward that world. The organization is dedicated to researching and preventing sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs), striving to put an end to the devastation of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and stillbirths. Both a research and advocacy group, First Candle also provides resources to help families touched by these tragedies. The name First Candle refers to that very first candle on a cake celebrating a one-year birthday. According to the organization, every year in the U.S. there are 26,000 stillbirths and 4,000 infants under one year who die unexpectedly. In addition to spearheading research, First Candle also educates through their website and outreach programs. Their website alone is full of tips to help keep baby safe, including swaddling suggestions, basics for creating safer sleep environments, healthy practices for expecting moms, and more. Expecting parents can even download and print their[…]

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