You’ve heard of organic milk and organic foods, but what on earth is a natural mattress with Organic materials? Is it healthier?
Well, quite simply, yes. Organic foods 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, all-natural mattresses with Organic materials do not have all the chemicals that regular mattresses have.
But that’s just the beginning. Natural mattresses are made with all organic and non-toxic materials instead of conventional and chemically questionable materials. Consumers are choosing natural mattresses to avoid unnecessary exposure to these chemicals.
Are mattresses labeled “Green” or “Eco” just as good?
No. “Green” and “Eco” are not regulated terms and can be misleading. Many of these “Eco” materials may sound good, but they are not really “natural” and are certainly not focused on eliminating harmful chemicals.
These materials are used in many “eco” mattress models and are at least 80% petroleum/chemical based and are not really “made of soybeans.”
Also, common in “eco” models, typically made using environmentally toxic chemicals with no trace of the bamboo plant in the finished product. Many of these “eco” materials may sound good, but they are not “natural”.
Strict Certification Standards
Natural mattresses, like Palma Sleep’s, are certified to one of the following standards, depending on whether the mattress primarily uses a coil-based or latex-based design:
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world’s leading processing standard for organic textiles and fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
The Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) is a materials and processing standard for organic latex and finished latex foam.
The OTCO fiber program certifies to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is dedicated specifically for Fiber & Textile Handling and production.