Eco Friendly Mattress
It can be challenging to find an eco friendly mattress that is manufactured without planet-harming practices.
But no need to stress out! A little bit of research will go a long way to help you find the best eco friendly mattress for you to enjoy a refreshing nights sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
We believe a refreshing nights sleep starts with the most natural materials available. A bed made with healthy materials will go a long way for your long-term health. In addition, natural materials not only provide a healthier and safer sleeping environment, but has a much friendlier-environmental mark as well.
What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Mattress
Buying an eco friendly mattress is not just about looking for labels that say it’s eco-friendly, natural, green, organic, or all-natural. It’s about knowing how it was made, what are the materials used, and are there any toxic materials. It is crucial to know that the term “eco friendly” is not protected by any government agency. This means that unethical companies can take advantage of the consumer with fancy marketing gimmicks. This is why were are active in educating our customers before they purchase any of our products. Knowing what to look for in an “eco-friendly mattress” is essential because there are those that mislead consumers and try to pass off a bed that’s only 15% natural as 100% organic product.
Is the Mattress Certified?
It is crucial to choose an eco friendly mattress that has been certified. For example, look for the Oeko Tex Certification when you shop for one. This means that the product was independently tested and certified. The certification tests independently for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. At NNM, we carry the100 Standard oeko tex certified mattresses and bedding.
The core of the beds is perhaps one of the most important materials you need to know about if you are concerned about health and longevity Does it have a foam core, and if it does, is it made from latex? We strongly suggest using natural latex for your core. Natural Latex is very durable and healthy. If it’s made from latex, then you also need to ask if it’s a mixed latex? You have a choice between synthetic latex or a natural latex. Synthetic latex is usually petroleum based product, something that you don’t want if you’re after an eco friendly mattress.
Natural Latex is made from the rubber tree, similar to the process of maple syrup. The sap is collected or tapped from a rubber tree and harvested, from there, it’s taken to a centrifuge, a machine with a rapidly rotating container that turns the sap into foam. From there, it’s transformed into molds and steam-baked.
Eco Friendly Mattress Companies
An important point that we need consumers to be aware of is regarding flashy marketing gimmicks. There are some eco friendly mattress manufacturers that make use of the combination of synthetic and natural latex. If the core of the bed contains polybrominated dipheyl ethers or PBDEs, don’t buy it. Some of these have been associated with a number of different cancers.
If you desire an eco-friendly mattress, then you have to know if the materials used are natural and organic. Our bed covers are made from organic cotton and natural wool. The sturdy organic cotton casing has natural wool batting quilted inside. The natural wool fill promotes a cooler, drier environment and more comfortable sleep. Majority bedding manufactures choose to meet the fire retardant laws with toxic chemicals, we choose to use natural wool.
Finally, you should look for a reputable companies that are know in the communities and that stand behind their products.