Furniture World, a well known magazine in the bedding industry. Has published an article about OMI and our new showroom in Vegas for this Winter’s Market.
Check out the full article, HERE!
Check out the full article, HERE!
Everyone gets excited to attend Vegas with the hopes of winning big, and OMI is no different. As we gather in Las Vegas at the World Market Center, we will be presenting a HUGE industry announcement as well as introducing new products. (If you can’t visit us in Las Vegas stay tuned on the OMI blog for more information.)
Mark your calendar and book your flight to come and check out OMI’s brand new showroom, January 28th – February 1st, at Showroom C-1507.
Call the OMI sales office at 1-800-951-9196 to schedule an appointment at Market and for more information on new products and announcements.
Visit our website HERE.
Since we opened our doors, we have always been committed to being as organic and pure as we can be. We know that it sometimes costs more money to make sure that the raw materials we use are sourced from organic and American sources. We spend extra on our raw materials to make sure that they have the certifications to prove their purity, and we even spend money to test our finished products to make sure that we maintain the level of purity that our customers expect of us. Because we go to these lengths to show that we are doing what we say, it has always miffed us a little bit to see new companies popping up with these great claims of organic purity, being “all-natural” or environmentally friendly, without any way to back up these claims.
We were happy to read today that the revised Green Guides have been released.
“In terms of furniture and bedding, I think there are still a lot of general claims being made by the industry and the updated green guides are very loud and clear (that) there should not be unsubstantiated claims made.”
We feel especially proud since Walt, our president/CEO advised on the new green guides. The revisions are written to make sure that marketers are not making any deceptive or misleading claims about the purity of their products. To learn more, you can visit the FTC’s website where you can read about the changes and download the full guide.
When you go to bed every night you flop around until you find that perfect position in bed. A comfortable position is not just your key to a comfy night’s sleep, it can offer insights into your personality traits.
A study of 1,000 sleepers analyzed by body language expert Robert Phipps found that there were 4 main types of sleeping positions and each position pointed to specific personality traits. How do you sleep?
The Fetal Position
If you curl up into a ball when you sleep you are not alone. About half of the study group slept in a fetal position. According to the survey, sleepers who are sleeping in the fetal position are looking for comfort and are often constant worriers. While they are very conscientious during waking hours, these are people who tend to over think their tasks and daily lives. Also tend to be shy and sensitive, though they present a tough exterior to the world.
The Log Position
The log sleep position is when you sleep straight in a vertical line, with your arms at your sides. Nearly a third of the people studied slept like a “log” and this can indicate that they are a bit rigid with their personalities.
The yearner is when you lay on your side with your arms outstretched. The study showed about a quarter of sleepers sleep in the yearner position. Yearners are people who get up in the morning with an excitement to get out there and chase their dreams.
The Freefall Position
The freefall position is when you sleep on your stomach with your arms and legs all over the bed. Only a fifth of the people studied were considered freefallers. The freefall position can indicate that the sleeper is seeking control of time and space in a way that they do not feel they have when they are awake.
Regardless of what position you sleep in, you should be doing it on an OrganicPedic Mattress. Discover your perfect position by visiting an OMI retailer near you. Find them on our Store Locator HERE.
Amanda Chou was the first place winner of Project Green Dorms Makeover Contest a back-to-school resource to help students across the US move from conventional to conscious living lifestyles created by Teens Turing Green. The contest invited students 18 and older to curate their version of the ultimate green dorm room or living space on Pinterest! Each Pinterest board had to contain between 25 to 50 eco items with a brief description of what makes each item green or eco-friendly. The Green Dorm contest ran from August 1 through September 3. A team of esteemed judges juried the entries and selected first, second, and third place winners! The Grand Prize included a many wonderful eco and sage products including OMI’s Organic Pillows, Eco Wool Comforter, and beautiful 1 1/2 inch Eco Wool Topper.
Here is a link to the interview with Amanda Chou as she explains how she has gone green and about her quest to encourage others to join her.
Project Green Dorm is a segway into Project Green Challenge, were students from across the country compete in simple daily challenges that demonstrate just how fun, accessible, and effective environmentally and socially responsible living can be. The grand prize winner will receive many prizes from retailers such as eBay Green, The Container Store, Whole Foods Market, and many more including OMI. OMI wanted to be sure that the winner was sleeping healthy and contributed a Midori Twin Mattress, 1.5″ Wooly, Comforter and Organic Cotton Pillow.
Join the challenge NOW! Challenge started October 1st and there is still time to enter and win!
Plastic water bottles are seen everywhere from grocery stores to schools. Many people are unaware that there is so much waste created in the production and use of the plastic water bottles. According to National Geographic, “Americans drink more bottled water than any other nation, purchasing an impressive 29 billion bottles every year. Making all the plastic for those bottles uses 17 million barrels of crude oil annually. That is equivalent to the fuel needed to keep 1 million vehicles on the road for 12 months. If you were to fill one quarter of a plastic water bottle with oil, you would be looking at roughly the amount used to produce that bottle.” For more water bottle pollution facts visit the National Geographic website HERE.
Concord, Massachusetts has tackled the issues surrounding water bottles and has become the first U.S. city to ban the sale of bottled water. Concord residents voted to ban the bottle citywide in an effort to promote sustainability. The debate of the issue occurred in a Concord town meeting, and after nearly 2 hours of debate, attempted amendments and a recount, the vote was accepted. The ban is for the sale of single-serving PET (polyethylene terephthalate) water bottles of less than 1 liter (34 ounces). The State Attorney General approved the bylaw, therefore the ban will be finalized on January 1st, 2013.
Using reusable bottles for water can save you money while reducing your impact on the planet. There are many options for replacing plastic water bottles, from glass to stainless steel. Choose the best option for you and enjoy.
Enjoy this video and follow the marching water bottles all the way to the recycling bin.
Teens Turning Green is a student-led movement that is devoted to educating and engaging youth about environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for communities, schools and individuals. Teens Turning Green began in 2005 in the San Francisco Bay Area and now has a presence in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as universities and student organizations across the country and around the globe. The goal of Teens Turning Green is to inspire the transition from conventional to conscious living.
Project Green Challenge is a 30-day eco lifestyle challenge created by TTG in which students from across the country compete in simple daily challenges that demonstrate just how fun, accessible, and effective environmentally and socially responsible living can be. The submissions are judged and assigned points daily, and then twelve finalists are selected. The finalists are invited to join esteemed eco leaders for the Project Green Challenge 2012 Finals: Green University for an unprecedented weekend of sharing, inspiration, and social action platform development. The grand prizewinner will take home many prizes, such as a $5,000 Natracare Scholarship, $1,000 gift cards for eBay Green, The Container Store, and Whole Foods Market as well as an OrganicPedic by OMI Midori Twin Mattress, 1.5” Wooly, Wool Comforter, and Organic Cotton Pillow.
For more information about Teens Turning Green or Project Green Challenge, visit the website HERE. Check out last year’s grand-prize winner on the OrganicPedic Blog, Teens Turning Green Hosts First GREEN UNIVERSITY.