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If you are starting the search for a new mattress, you may have noticed how overwhelming it could be. There are copious amounts of companies offering mattresses composed of wool, cotton, latex, polyurethane foam, coils, and so on. You may have also noticed how mattresses have evolved as well as their manufacturers. Some companies have adapted to the demand for mattresses that easily fold up in a neat box you can purchase online; some companies have stayed put holding onto the same toxic chemicals for the last several decades. Most of us by now have learned about chemicals in processed foods, but we may not realize how many aspects of our lives have toxic qualities.
Many traditional mattress and bedding companies have not made the leap into organic materials. The choice of better materials is an entire shift of operations for most companies. Growing and sourcing these organic materials takes ingenuity. This change came through by trailblazing companies finding the way to recreate a whole industry for the better. As time goes on, these far out ideas will become more mainstream, like our industries of fabrics and food.
Natural materials are not all produced the same. The thing to keep an eye out for is certifications. The companies we work with here at Nest Organics are all certified organic, upholding the high standards from growing, harvesting, to production. Each step of the way has its own qualifications to meet to don these certifications. Polyurethane foam is a material used in many non-organic mattresses. This synthetic material poses a risk of exposure to neurotoxins, among a long list of health concerns. Formaldehyde, Methylene chloride, Toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and Hydrogen Cyanide are major chemicals found in polyurethane, which 3 out of 4 are considered carcinogens; This is only to mention a few. These pollutants are harmful for manufacturers, the planet, and in the home. Polyurethane is also a material that does not work well within our climate, due to the high porosity, resulting in the harboring of harmful mildew.
Materials we feel confident in here at Nest Organics are wool, cotton, latex, coils, and flax. The handful of companies we work with believe in these materials as well. These materials are processed naturally without chemical additives, and grown organically. We carry organic bedding as well. Our sheet sets, pillows, comforters, mattress toppers, and protectors are made with wool and cotton. The mattress companies you'll find here are Naturepedic and Savvyrest, both based within our South-East region. These two companies are incredibly responsible within their industry and to their customers. We love working with these two because of their customizable products and high level of integrity. Options of hybrids are popular, layering coil and latex to find the best fit for your needs. The latex within these mattresses is tapped from rubber trees, then cured in forms to create the breathable customizable layers. Within the customizable layering you can create, there is an option of splitting the layers to create a mattress for all kinds of preferences. The lack of chemicals will be noticeable. When a mattress arrives, there will be no off-gassing, no headaches, no long term sickness.
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