What makes a Mattress Organic?
Making a mattress organic is just like making anything else organic. The short answer; Pride. When we look for organic products we look for companies we can trust. By trusting these companies we put our faith in not only their scrutiny of the ingredients they use but in the manufacturing process it self. Searching for organic ingredients is not easy. According the the USDA if you make a product and want to claim that
it or its ingredients are organic, your final product probably needs to be certified. If you are not certified, you must not make any organic claim on the principal display panel or use the USDA organic seal anywhere
on the package. You may only, on the information panel, identify the certified organic ingredients as organic and the percentage of organic ingredients.
If the finished product is certified organic and produced in full compliance with the USDA organic regulations, the entire product may be labeled organic and display the USDA organic seal. If all instances of specific fibers in the finished product are certified organic, the label may claim the specific fibers are organic and identify the percentage of organic fibers. 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 Organic 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 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 Organic Mattress Ingredients.
Click to browse through some great organic mattresses.
Click to check out GOTS certified Organic Covers.