What makes a Mattress Organic?
The USDA has set up guidelines on the labelling of organic products by the creation of the National Organic Program. The USDA only certifies raw materials as organic, however, for finished materials, such as textiles, a separate standard has been estblished and is recognized by the USDA. Textiles that meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) may be sold as organic in the U.S. unless the finished product is certified to the USDA organic regulations, product labels may not state or imply that the finished product is USDA organic or use the USDA organic seal. You can read a great pdf highlighting all of this from the USDA here.
Click to watch a great video on Mattress Manufacturing highlighting how organic ingredients from the farms get assembled into mattresses for your bedroom.
Read about the Farm to Bedroom Movement.
Click if you want to read why organic cotton mattresses are better. Bottom line, you need to learn about the ingredients used in your mattress before you can know if your mattress is truly organic.
Click if you wanna read about a great list of Mattress Ingredients.
Click to browse through some great organic cotton mattresses.
Click to learn more about chemical free mattresses. (all are fire retardant free)
Click to check out GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Fabrics.
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