Pioneers in the sustainable mattress industry, Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI) and Naturepedic, recently became the first two U.S.-based manufacturers to win Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certification for their latex mattresses.
GOLS, which is conferred by Control Union Certifications, covers the processing, manufacturing, packing, labeling, trading and distribution of latex products. Certification serves as proof that that these products are made according to sustainable processing methods and are composed of organic raw material. The standard is based on a tracking and tracing principle that is used for certified products and social principles are applied to every portion of the certified chain, which begins at the rubber plantation where the first step—the collection of the sap—is conducted.
The competitive mattress companies received certification on their latex mattresses within days of one another. OMI having submitted its application first, had its mattress inspected first and was the first to be rewarded this prestigious certification.
Both companies will show their newly certified mattresses in the Las Vegas Market. Additionally, both OMI and Naturepedic are members of the Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) whose president, Dale Reed, hailed their achievement. “The SSA has promoted ‘green’ marketing, transparency, and consumer education and disclosure for the past four years. We are extremely excited that two organic mattress industry leaders have received GOLS certification for their organic latex mattresses,” he said.
About Naurepedic Mattress: Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses for infants, toddlers, children and adults that promote natural and organic materials, a non-toxic design, fire-safety, and overall health & safety. Naturepedic natural and organic mattresses have been designed with the help of pediatricians, orthopedic specialists, chemists, and engineers and are constructed by Amish craftsman. Research and design is coordinated by G.E.M. Testing & Engineering Labs in Cleveland, Ohio.
About Organic Mattresses Inc.: Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI) mattresses and bedding are produced in a large-scale 100% organic factory. OMI’s handmade organic mattresses are manufactured in Northern California by expert artisans who guarantee the purity of each mattress they make. OMI is commitment to maintaining a smoke-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free environment.