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  • Misleading advertising has invaded our industry. How can you compare all the choices among companies that claim to have the “best” products at the “best” prices? Like the difference between fast food and fine dining, similar materials may be used, but the results can be dramatically different. Not all organic mattresses are created equal.

    Companies are making false claims to dupe consumers into buying. The organic mattress industry is experiencing increasing levels of fraud, with companies making outrageous claims online about their mattresses being “nontoxic,” “chemical-free,” “organic,” or “hypoallergenic.” Some of the claims aren’t even possible, and the rest can be verified only with third-party certification by USDA-approved certifiers using organic requirements such as GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

    Without independent testing and certification, there really is no way to know what a mattress contains. Basing decisions solely on a company’s unverifiable claims is risky business. Just because it’s on the web doesn’t mean it’s true.

    Regardless of what you’ll see on some websites, it’s impossible for anything to be “truly chemical-free” or “100% nontoxic” – even the purest untouched wilderness landscape contains some chemical traces, and pure spring water can be toxic in high-enough doses.

    It is possible to have is extremely low levels of chemical offgassing, however. And that’s what we’ve proven with our certification from the prestigious GREENGUARD® Environmental Institute. We pass their most rigorous standard, for Children and Schools, passing tests for offgassing of hazardous chemicals that measure down to parts per billion at levels that are virtually nonexistent. Third parties guarantee that what we say is true.

    We’ve always made the purest mattress available. From day one, we’ve set the standard for organic purity. From the U.S.-grown, certified raw materials we use to our GOTS-certified organic Eco-Factory to the GREENGUARD certification for chemical offgassing of our finished products, our facility, materials, processes, and products are independently certified every step of the way. We even guarantee that we make the purest mattress available with our Purity Guarantee, which states that “If you can find a purer mattress, we’ll give you ours for FREE!”

    That proud tradition continues with the introduction of the world’s first certified organic mattresses. Our Classic Innerspring is certified organic as a finished product by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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  1. Hi ,
    I am curious about your comment on “green washing specifically realting to the use of 100% natural” you also state your rubber is 100% natural. What does this mean exactly?.

    • Hi Johnny,

      Not all instances of companies using “100%-natural” are greenwashing. For example, the rubber we use is not a blend with synthetic latex, so it really is 100%-natural. Companies will advertise things like “made with 100%-natural ingredients” when they are using predominately petrochemical based products and mixing in a small amount of natural products and then using the term 100% natural to make the product seem more “green” than it really is. This is a big problem, not only in mattresses, but also in a lot of personal care products and clothing. Hope that helps!

  2. Pingback: What does “hypoallergenic” mean? « OrganicPedic by OMI

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