Green Mattress and Eco-friendly Construction-
Like in many industries, there has been an increase in eco-friendly and green mattress products and accessories. Major retailers have launched a number of mattress collections in the last year that are focused on being gentle on the environment as well as attractive to the Green mattress shopper. In addition to the big names, a host of specialty producers have entered the market by concentrating on natural and organic mattress construction. As with many industries, the Eco-friendly and ‘Green’ are becoming not only buzz words, but very much in demand.
Here we look at a handful of new Eco-friendly and Green mattress collections that have recently been introduced.
Therapedic International has just rolled out, at the Las Vegas Market Show, the new Eco-Touch line of mattresses, four models of eco friendly beds. The Eco-Touch line is constructed of layers comprised of a unique soy based foam. The Eco-Touch core is made with a high density soy foam and is topped with a five pound soy based memory foam layer. The Eco-Touch line uses open cell foam; so it is breathable, allowing a ‘cooler’ sleep feel and more comfort than some other memory foams. The Therapedic Eco-Touch line has received the Oeko Tex Certificate of Purity.
Spring Airs Green Mattress:
Spring Air– has introduced the Sleep Sense BioMax collection as their offering of a green mattress. The Sleep Sense BioMax collection has been documented to meet several key environmental standards and has earned a level II seal in the Specialty Sleep Associations Environmental & Safety Program. The BioMax collection beds feature Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified latex foam and panel fabrics, CertiPUR-US-certified polyurethane foam components, and other eco-friendly components and materials.
The Sleep Sense BioMax line offers a twenty year warranty and retails from $1299 to $2199 in Queen Size. The beds are encased in a silver infused knit/suede zippered cover, also certified by Oeko-Tex to conatin no harmful substances. The BioMax beds use the Spring Air patented multi-level core design and is designed to deliver support and pressure reduction at strategic body points. A Celsion latex topper covers the proprietary interlocking design to help disperse body heat and regulate sleep temperature for a more comfortable sleep.
Drematra Mattress Organic Line- predominantly in Ohio- 100% organic wool, 100% organic cotton and all natural latex are used in their mattresses- The new Tranquility and Serenity Classic mattresses
Ergo Sleep Systems:
Ergo Sleep Systems- Berkeley Ca, has the Eco Refresh and Eco Revive mattress collections, two different kinds of organic mattresses from the Natura Brand- offering organic latex and other organic materials- to help improve quality of your sleep and provide a green mattress.
Eco Refresh– hypoallergenic and made with NaturaGrow wool that does not ‘off gas’- the evaporation of chemicals: 100% certified organic cotton stretch knit ticking, certified organic NaturaGrow wool in quilt, all-natural talalay latex, all natural Dunlop latex in support core, and needle punched coconut coir in support core.
Eco Revive model, plusher with a 7 zone sleep surface: 100% certified organic cotton stretch-knit ticking, certified organic NaturaGrow wool in quilt, all natural Talalay latex topper, 7 zone certified organic Dunlop latex in support core, rubberized coconut coir in support core.
A number of mattress manufacturers will be offering Gel Bedding in the next few months. Gel Bedding uses gel in various aspects and areas of the mattress including columns, memory foam encased cylinders, gel and memory foam blocks and solid gel pads. The gel is said to deliver a comfortable cool sleep, and is generally blue in color- to reinforce that suggestion. Manufacturers developing gel based green mattress products include Serta, ComforPedic, Gold Bond, Kingsdown, and Englander. Furniture Today offers this full article on the subject.
An Organic or Green mattress offers a healthier alternative as they are not only eco-friendly and safe for those with health issues like asthma and skin conditions, it is also a good mattress for orthopedic purposes. This will be a growing segment of the market as green and eco friendly manufacturing practices continue to emerge and become not only more popular but economically more sound.