The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently came out with this great new article about why we should buy organic. It mostly concentrates on food, however, most of the principles can be applied to clothing, home furnishings, and more.
Remember: If you’re eating organically, why aren’t you sleeping organically?
Click on the article to go to the OCA website, where you can find more wonderful articles and information.
Thank you to Alicia Silverstone for mentioning our fabulous retailer Green for Bedroom and Baby and OMI in her recent post on her blog The Kind Life. Her website is a treasure trove of eco, vegan, and organic information, and we are proud to be included!
Here is a sample from Alicia’s post:
“Several years ago, when I was looking to replace my previous (not very eco) mattress of 13+ years, I hunted high and low for an all-natural option. But here was the dilemma I faced: California state law requires that mattresses must be fire retardant, which is super-toxic. On the other hand, the natural alternative was wool – which wasn’t an option for me either.
That’s when the folks at Green for Bedroom and Baby helped me discover this great organic mattress company named OMI. Now, most of OMI’s mattresses are made with wool, and even though they maintain that they only source their wool from providers who treat their sheep humanely, I still felt uneasy about a wool mattress. After all, the sheep are still sent to slaughter at the end of their lives.
But, this is where OMI stepped it up. It turns out that the legal requirement for mattresses does make allowances in cases where a doctor can verify that there’s a medical excuse, such as an allergy to wool. A friendly chiropractor wrote me a note, which opened the door for Green for Bedroom and Baby and OMI to create a vegan, all-natural, all-healthy mattress for me (as they can do for anyone who has a doctor’s note). I wasn’t an unusual case – all of their mattresses are non-toxic, with no VOCs or Kevlar (a synthetic fabric used in everything from mattresses to armor to racing tires). And, with the proper doctor’s authorization, they are happy to custom-make the mattress wool-free as well.”
Read the entire post HERE and subscribe to her wonderful blog while you are there. She has such great informational articles as well as some really fun posts!
World Market Las Vegas is 5,000,000 sq ft that house an impressive display of beautiful showrooms featuring furniture and mattress industry companies. Twice a year, companies descend upon Las Vegas to show the latest products. Although the shows are mainly focused on the industry, they are also consumer friendly!
The show ended up being a huge success, leaving everyone very excited about our three newest products which debuted this year.
The first is our new Tahoe mattress. This Innerspring mattress uses the magic of 100%-Natural Rubber Latex inside to help soften and cushion, as well as help eliminate EMF’s. It is a revolutionary product that includes the new REST™(Rubber Enhanced Spring Technology) system which is exclusive to OMI. This mattress is not only comfortable, but it’s affordable!
The second product introduced was the Flora Nouveau. This beautiful new mattress echos the same supportive feel of our original Flora, but has a luxurious new quilting that makes the mattress feel softer and positively divine. The quilting incorporates 100%-Natural Rubber Latex to make the mattress feel similar to a mattress topper, without the added layer of one.
Last but not least, OMI debuted the new Verona Topper. This gorgeous new topper is constructed of 2 inches of buttery soft 100%-Natural Rubber Latex encased in our beautiful Knit fabric. It offers a substantial softness to any mattress without adding too much height.
For more information on any of the new products call the OMI office at 1-800-951-9196. Better yet, stop by our “Find a Store” section on the OMI website HERE to find a retail store close to you!