what is an organic mattress?

You’ve heard of organic vegetables and organic milk, but what on earth is an organic mattress? Is it really healthier?

Well, quite simply, yes. Organic vegetables are healthier because they do not have chemical pesticide residues. Organic milk is healthier because it comes from cows that are not given artificial chemical hormones. Likewise, organic mattresses do not have all the chemicals that regular mattresses have.

But that’s just the beginning. Organic mattresses are made with organic and non-toxic materials instead of conventional and chemically questionable materials. Consumers are choosing organic mattresses as a way to avoid unnecessary exposure to these chemicals. If you’re shopping for a new mattress, it's worth knowing what you’ll be spending a third of your life on.

organic ingredients

From luxurious fabrics to fluffy fill, Naturepedic uses organic cotton throughout its products. Organic wool is also used for its comfortable moisture wicking properties and splendid natural bounce. Organic latex provides pressure point relief and a smooth luxurious feel. Finally, organic cotton encased coils provide an amazing breathable support system. (Naturepedic is actually the only mattress company in the world producing organic cotton wrapped coils.) These sought after materials work together to create a symphony of comfort and offer an excellent alternative to traditional fabrics and foams.

organic factory

Naturepedic mattresses feature skilled Amish workers known for their craftsmanship and passion for quality. The Amish community lives a simple and natural lifestyle and takes pride in the opportunity to build certified organic mattresses. The Naturepedic factory is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and maintains a clean work environment, a strong work ethic, exemplary wages and a family-friendly healthy atmosphere. The entire factory is certified organic by GOTS.

certified organic finished product

In addition to our materials and factory being certified, the ENTIRE finished product is certified as well. This is in contrast to just some of the materials being certified or just the factory but not the actual finished products that ship. Beware of companies that display the GOTS logo on behalf of suppliers, but have no certification themselves.

BEYOND ORGANIC

Naturepedic goes beyond the minimum requirements for organic certification. In fact, we lead the industry when it comes to eliminating questionable chemicals in favor of natural, organic and non-toxic materials. In short, we strive for a higher standard.

Are mattresses labeled "eco" or "green" just as good?

No. "Eco" and "green" are not regulated terms and can be misleading. Many of these "eco" materials may sound good, but they are often not even "natural", and are certainly not focused on eliminating harmful chemicals.

"Plant derived" or "Soybean" foam

These materials are used in many "eco" mattress models and are typically a minimum of 80% petroleum/chemical based and are not really "made of soybeans."

"Bamboo" fabric

Also common in "eco" models, bamboo fabric is actually rayon made using environmentally toxic chemicals with no trace of the bamboo plant in the finished product.

Certifications

We've been leading the organic mattress revolution for over 15 years and we do it right.

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