Why Are Organic Mattresses More Expensive?
To be frank and sincere, a minority of people would say Natural Mattress Matters Mattresses are inexpensive. As we would place the value and comfort of our hand-made mattresses alongside expensive luxury brands that sell between $10,000 – $50,000, but we are not anywhere close to that price. However, we recommend you to go into a mattress outlet today and choose a Queen Size adult mattress for around $1000. But if you are shopping according to price, then you would not get a truly organic mattress. So, why are organic mattresses more expensive?
Therefore, why go for organic over the $1000 bed? What do the extra fees cover?
The fact here is that you get a lot, and maybe more than what you might understand.
Much Cleaner Materials
Natural Mattress Matters use organic materials like organic cotton, wool, latex, and it is no surprise that these materials cost more than expected. An example is the Organic cotton, that only makes a little more than 1% of the overall cotton manufacturing (as stated by the Trade Organization Textile Exchange), as a result, the demand and supply for organic cotton increase manufacturing costs.
Also, we use only third-party licensed organic cotton, wool or latex, and we don’t mix them with other cheaper and non-organic materials. We don’t expect you to believe our word. But all our mattresses are made from certified organic and Non- toxic as required by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Although certifications may be costly, they are important in order for us to have a peace of mind. The certifications strive to make sure you are getting the right material, and not just the fluff.
Natural Mattress Matters and our partners do not balance costs by cutting corners and shipping production to other countries. The production takes place in the United States, with the help of our partners. And when possible we also source right here in America. Our organic certified cotton comes from USDA certified organic farms. We import some materials like natural latex made from rubber trees or luxury organic fabric that are not available here from other certified vendors to ensure we have the best quality available.
Caring for the Environment
Our mattresses are presented to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) with the use of certified latex as required by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), we give you better materials and also make sure that our products help make the world a better place for all and in addition to the requirements of non-toxic standards of GOTS, the organization which monitors the safety and welfare of workers throughout the entire supply chain. Particularly, this is important as GOTS forbid underage and enforced labor. But sadly, these improper acts are widely practiced in the world today, mostly in the cotton industry. By skipping these honest practices some companies can offer lower priced beds, which if we are honest is a inferior product.
What else, certified organic cotton has various health benefits, from small water usage to the healthier soil which helps restore and reduce overall CO2 discharge. Natural Mattress Matters’s believes in using wool as the FR to design great products instead of using toxic chemicals to pass the federal flammability standard to eliminate continuous and unsafe chemicals from the waterways. Therefore, by purchasing a natural mattress from Natural Mattress Matters you should feel great about the purchase, because we are always after a cleaner, better and greater world.
Our way of life
Natural Mattress Matters does the right thing for their customers, workers and the whole world. Although you may buy a queen size mattress for $1000, that mattress will always have a hidden cost for the buyer, but here at Natural Mattress Matters, we don’t believe in hiding cost. Our point of view is that, there are right way and the wrong way. We believe in creating true “Value” for your customers at the most affordable prices.
Talking about Costs
Lets get into more details why are organic mattresses more expensive. When we are talking about costs, here, we are considering the actual amount you will be paying for the product, without any other cost. Determining how much a product cost can also be a problem. A good example of this is food, if you buy only groceries because of price, probably you may not get the nourishment your body needs. In other words, a cost is there for you to know what you eat beyond price. Always eat nothing but refined flour and sugar as there is no factor for the cost paid at the register.
There are related and social costs to pollution. These are costs that might not be on the price tag. The truth here is that, someone else pays for that, even us, but it might not be direct. So, everything has its cost. At Natural Mattress Matters, we take this costs into consideration and tackle them, rather than to pass them to someone else. Underage labor, toxic pesticide turn into streams, and the need for real costs are related conservative cotton farming and the one’s we don’t accept as a reputable company. An example is someone buying a $10 watch does not pay for such costs directly, but everybody does it indirectly. These are called the deferred costs.
More than Just a Price Sticker
By now we should understand a little “why are organic mattresses more expensive”. Hopefully, we have addressed the difference between certified organic product and those that claim to be organic. When it comes to Organic, particularly at Natural Mattress Matters, you get what you pay for without any shortcomings. We know the value of an organic mattress, do you?