What are the benefits of sleeping on an organic or all-natural bed?

Why Organic? -Natural and Organic Bed Info-

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Benefits of Organic and Natural in the Bedroom

Why Organic?

You’ve heard of organic vegetables and organic milk, but what on earth is an organic mattress? Is it really healthier?

Well, quite simply, yes. Organic vegetables 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, organic mattresses do not have all the chemicals that regular mattresses have.

But that’s just the beginning. Organic mattresses are made with organic and non-toxic materials instead of conventional and chemically questionable materials. Consumers are choosing organic mattresses as a way to avoid unnecessary exposure to these chemicals.

A certified organic mattress is made with 100% certified organic cotton (guaranteed to be grown without the use of pesticides and other processing chemicals) and certified organic wool. Mattress cores are made with steel springs or GOLS-certified organic natural rubber, and pillowtops with certified organic wool and/or natural rubber. All our materials are from renewable resources that support sustainable agriculture.

In today's conventional mattresses, the most common materials used are man-made. They're derived from petrochemicals and from natural gas, which are nonrenewable resources. The list of ingredients can include polyester, polyurethane and memory foams, synthetic latex, Styrofoam™, nylon, and a host of other chemical derivatives.

Conventional mattresses are also likely to include cotton that has been treated with pesticides and other chemicals — definitely non-organic. On top of all that, such mattresses are treated with flame retardants and other chemical applications.

A certified organic mattress is very different. Our organic mattresses are made with only organic raw materials (cotton, wool, and natural rubber, etc).

 

 

Are mattresses labeled "eco" or "green" just as good?

No. "Eco" and "green" 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.

Watch out for the following:

"Plant derived" or "Soybean" foam

These materials are used in many "eco" mattress models and are at least 80% petroleum/chemical based and are not really "made of soybeans."

 

"Bamboo" fabric

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 really "natural".

 

 

The only way to be certain about the quality of your mattress is to check its certifications. With Ergo Beds, you will never have to worry about questionable labels and claims. We do thorough research and reference certifications with the brands we offer. Our showroom contains more certified and awarded mattresses than any other organic mattress reatiler in Southern California. We do not manufacturer, but we  100% stand behind the companies we offer to our customers.

 

 

STRICT CERTIFICATION STANDARDS

We are proud to offer Orange County the widest selection or all-natural and organic mattress and bed products which boast a various collection of the following organic certifications:

Global Organic Textile Standard

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.

Global Organic Latex Standard

The Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) is a materials and processing standard for organic latex and finished latex foam.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

"Confidence in textiles" – this label can be found in the shops on many textiles which have been successfully tested for harmful substances according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent test and certification system for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances – from threads and fabrics to the ready-to-use items that you can buy in the shops.

GREENGUARD - Tested for Chemical Emissions

The GREENGUARD Certification Program℠ is a third-party testing program for emissions from consumer products and materials. GREENGUARD tests for criteria based on industry and governmental standards. Many of our products are certified to the UL/GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard.

OCS100 Organic Content Standard

The Organic Exchange Certification Program ensures proper tracking of organic material from its source to the finished product. Many of our beds are certified to meet this standard, demonstrating that the organic fiber in our products has been independently verified.

Confirmed Formaldehyde Free

Most products have been validated by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Environment Certification Program to meet the UL formaldehyde-free standard. UL develops a variety of standards to measure and validate performance, environmental health and sustainability.

Forest Stewardship Council® / Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance has certified several brands for Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody of natural latex that meets FSC standards. FSC-certification meets rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria designed to protect lands, ecosystems and workers. Rainforest Alliance is listed on Charity Watch's Top Rated Charities.

Oregon Tilth Certification

The OTCO fiber program certifies to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is dedicated specifically for Fiber & Textile Handling and production. GOTS is a project of the International Working Group, who developed these consensus-based standards over many years of discussion and deliberation.

USDA Organic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets legal standards for the term “organic” through the National Organic Program (NOP). Our Dunlop latex supplier's rubber tree farms are certified organic to U.S. standards. Their latex foam processing is certified by the International Control Union to the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS).

ECO Institute

Respected by manufacturers and agencies worldwide, Germany's Eco Institut is an independent materials testing laboratory. Our Dunlop supplier, Cocolatex, has achieved Eco Institut certification for the purity of their organic latex.

 

 

Ergo Beds is committed to sourcing and promoting natural and healthy products.  Many of our mattresses have the above mentioned certifications. If you'd like clarificaiton on a particular product's certifications, please give us a call at: 949-833-0338

 

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