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Naturepedic Puts Veggies to Work
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Making Better Decisions: Why I Tried The Honest Company Diapers

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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Making Better Decisions: Why I Tried The Honest Company Diapers

“Making Better Decisions” is a blogging series by Naturepedic marketing director and mom of one, Heidi Baumgart, and her path to making better purchasing decisions for her family. When I first became a parent, there was a lot to research in general about baby “stuff.” Of course the one thing that all my parent-friends joked about needing the most was diapers. Which to choose? Ads, coupons, product packaging overwhelm you when you stand at the wall-o-boxes at any retail establishment. Marketing message inundate you: best wetness protection, best fit, cute designs… What diapers were really best!? Yes, you’re on the Naturepedic blog, so yes, I considered cloth. My husband just didn’t love the thought of it. My mom had visions of 1980’s “rubber pants” that were bulky and a mess. So with two votes against one, we went with disposable. I believe in “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” so I won’t mention[…]

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