Tag - organic mattress

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The Next Generation of Healthier Living
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White Shirt, Green Circle: What is GOTS?
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Organic Mattresses Made Just for Kids
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The Human Side of Organic Mattresses
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A Hidden Guest Bed With Your Symphony Organic Mattress
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Naturepedic EOS Organic Mattress Fits Your Lifestyle & Up the Stairs
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How Naturepedic Certified Organic Mattresses Are Made
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The Naturepedic Factory – What’s tha Fresh Smell?
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Greenwashing, Mattresses and Rutabagas
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Finally! Naturepedic Mattresses for Adults!

The Next Generation of Healthier Living

Healthy, organic, pesticide-free food… we hear a lot about the importance of good choices when it comes to diet. Nutritionists, chefs, dietitians, scientists, policymakers, farmers and more raise their voices around the need to opt for food which benefits people and planet and avoid toxins. While far from mainstream, as the food discourse is rapidly and deservedly becoming, safer and healthier body care and cleaning products are also now on the radar screens of many. But what about our beds? The place where we spend hours upon hours each night? That which we are pressed up against while seeking to restore our bodies? Where is the dialogue around health and mattresses? A mattress is about so much more than mere comfort. Unbeknownst to the masses, most mattresses contain a plethora of harmful chemicals. Why would you – or anyone – knowingly sleep on toxins? Well, therein lies the problem: people do not even know to think about this issue. If[…]

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White Shirt, Green Circle: What is GOTS?

So why is there a t-shirt graphic on mattresses? That’s the GOTS logo. Naturepedic mattresses are certified organic and nontoxic to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the only third-party organic certification recognized by the USDA for organic mattresses. GOTS is challenging to achieve, requiring both onsite inspections and rigorous documentation, but it serves as a respected way of demonstrating organic integrity for consumer products like mattresses. To this end, Naturepedic proudly displays the GOTS logo, with its white shirt in a green circle, on its website, marketing materials and products. You’ll notice the ID number under the GOTS logo – this validates the certification. While the GOTS logo is designed to verify certified organic products, companies will sometimes attempt to misappropriate the logo without doing the work. Sometimes the GOTS logo is used (inappropriately) when a mattress company purchases GOTS-certified material from someone else, generally fabric, but when they aren’t themselves offering certified products. In these cases, the logo[…]

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Organic Mattresses Made Just for Kids

Ever wonder how a mattress made specifically for a kid varies from an adult mattress? Isn’t it simply the same twin-sized mattress as an adult twin-sized mattress? Not at Naturepedic. Our certified organic mattresses for kids are designed specifically for developing bodies. Here’s how. Be Firm with Your Kids Essential for babies, a firm sleeping surface also benefits the developing bodies of older children. Naturepedic mattresses for kids feature a steel coil innerspring, and alternating coil directions create a strong stable feel and a medium-firm support perfect for kids. This added level of firmness might seem too firm for most adult preferences, but it’s best for kids’ growing bodies. Additionally, our kid mattresses are made with a heavy duty edge support. This edge strength is a perfect reinforcement to allow adults to sit on the edge of the bed without sagging to read that bedtime story. Get On Out, Allergies In adult mattresses, organic wool and latex are awesome, but[…]

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The Human Side of Organic Mattresses

Every purchased product, even if mass produced, was made by somebody with materials gathered or processed by real people. Naturepedic always remembers that, even when sourcing materials. I am fortunate to know and interact with the real people who build Naturepedic organic mattresses. Most of the manufacturing team is made up of Amish men and women possessing considerable skills, and it’s impressive to watch these craftspeople build mattresses. With an office just outside of the manufacturing floor, I see the process frequently. That said, although we make our mattresses here in Ohio, even coiling our own springs and then hand assembling them with organic cotton encasements one at a time, we still bring in raw materials like organic cotton, latex, wool and wood. We don’t have our own live sheep at this point. Did you know the organic certifications we offer for our mattresses and materials also take into account the human, animal and environmental impacts related to those materials[…]

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A Hidden Guest Bed With Your Symphony Organic Mattress

Psst. I’ve got some inside information for you. Naturepedic’s newly redesigned and sublimely comfortable Symphony organic pillowtop mattress offers a hidden “guest bed.”  We don’t market this as a feature, so this will be our little secret. If you have a Symphony, I doubt you’ll be offering it to guests, not even to a favorite sister. With a base of two layers of support coils, each coil individually wrapped in certified organic cotton fabric and hand assembled, how can you be expected to go without that glorious support and isolation of movement? I’m not judging. I didn’t even mention the 1 inch of certified organic natural latex foam built into the base. Listen. I understand. The Symphony takes comfort to a remarkable level. This base alone is already incredibly comfortable as a cushion firm mattress. Of course on top of this base you have a two-sided pillowtop made with 3 inches of organic latex. One side of the pillowtop is[…]

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Naturepedic EOS Organic Mattress Fits Your Lifestyle & Up the Stairs

Naturepedic’s latest certified organic sleep concept the EOS offers many benefits, including customization and ease of ordering. One benefit that might get overlooked, however, is getting your mattress into your room. In some homes that can be a major challenge! If you live in a five-story walk-up with no elevator, a century home with narrow door frames, or any furniture-moving nightmare of a building but still want to sleep on a luxurious organic mattress, than EOS has just become your solution. EOS is designed for convenience.  You can order your EOS online even if no physical store is nearby and mattress components ship to your door by ground. Now back to that narrow staircase. When your EOS arrives, each layer is boxed separately, meaning manageable weight for even one person.  The support (bottom) layer of any queen sized or larger EOS comes in two side by side sections instead of a single larger component. It gets easier. Coiled components are[…]

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How Naturepedic Certified Organic Mattresses Are Made

People love to see things built.  Shows like Discovery Channel’s How It’s Made cater to our fascination to watch finished products emerge from raw materials. Having an office near the Naturepedic manufacturing floor, I often watch giant rolls of organic cotton, wool and other materials turn into finished mattresses at the hands of talented craftspeople.  Like a sunset, I don’t tire of watching it. Thanks to agency Flourish Inc. you can spend 2-1/2 minutes experiencing the cool factor of our factory in Luxury Organic Mattresses: A Behind The Scenes Look.  As a result of Flourish’s brilliant vision and execution in creating this video, you can truly get a sense of the craftsmanship and pride that goes into each of our mattresses. The video is so amazing it earned Flourish a 2013 Gold Addy award from the American Advertising Federation – Cleveland. Watch it and you’ll see why. Take a break and step into our factory for a few minutes. You’ll[…]

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The Naturepedic Factory – What’s tha Fresh Smell?

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 many factories, and good smelling is generally not a characteristic noticed. Bakeries? They smell good. Factories? Not so much. Honestly, I first noticed the lack of expected smells. Where was the combination chemical/solvent/adhesive/plastic smell I associate with factories? Not there. I knew in advance the entire factory was certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), but I still had an expectation of, well, a more industrial smell. The lack of a heavy synthetic odor caught me off guard, but in a good way. Adding to my sense of surprise were the sounds, or, again, lack of. There was a LOT of activity, but the factory wasn’t loud. All around was a beehive of productivity, with people hand-stitching at sergers, cutting organic cotton with large hand shears, and more. Sure, there[…]

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Greenwashing, Mattresses and Rutabagas

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 the message is sincere.  That rutabaga may have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Sometimes, not.  That “natural” face lotion may be made with synthetics and chemical additives. To be organic, sustainable, green or eco-friendly in any industry (and those labels mean very, very different things to different people) takes commitment, veracity, diligence, and more commitment.  If a company isn’t committed, they may find it easier to market themselves with words to convince you they are “green” (when they really aren’t). Greenwashing, or marketing a product as natural or green when it isn’t, is bothersome to legitimate businesses like ours. Companies, though, have always tried to take sneaky shortcuts. For consumers, however, greenwashing is confusing, obnoxious and frankly unfair. We want to help you better[…]

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Finally! Naturepedic Mattresses for Adults!

We’ve finally answered the prayers of many parents who have purchased our crib mattresses for their children – we now have a line of adult mattresses, with all the luxurious comfort an adult needs. There are three different series: ESO, Essentials and Luxury. Go to the organic mattresses for adults page on our site for full information on each model and a chart that helps you compare the features. In addition to organic cotton, some models contain latex and/or wool. Several of our series have customizable firmness, and pillowtop options. Plenty of options – we hope you can find one that’s just right for you. Just a note on the wool and latex: As you know, we don’t use latex or wool in our crib mattresses or others used for kids. That’s because they are potential allergens and you never know how they’re going to affect an infant or child. However, by the time you’re reached adulthood, you’ve probably had[…]

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