PURITY AND CERTIFICATIONS
Sleep is the time for renewal. When you get a great night's sleep, you're less prone to getting sick and you have more patience and respond better to your child. Your life performance overall just improves. Besides committing to a healthy diet and exercise regimen, you'll need to find the right sleep system to achieve optimal results. Here is why certified organic bedding is the key to achieving your best night's sleep.
No matter where you are on life's journey, you need a mattress that will enhance that journey and doesn't disrupt the body's natural functions. However, that's precisely what many traditional mattresses tend to do. Traditional mattresses are mostly made from polyurethane and contain toxic chemicals such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and formaldehyde. PBDEs can accumulate in your body over time and linger there even longer. After confirming that these substances cause neurological issues, thyroid problems, and developmental risks in young children, many European countries banned their use.
Although extremely proud of the quality craftsmanship of USA-made products, we know that PBDEs are still widely used in U.S. mattress manufacturing. Fortunately, you don't have to compromise USA-made craftsmanship for a chemical-free sleep system when you choose OMI's bedding and mattresses that are made from organic materials.
Most organic mattresses are made from materials such as cotton, wool, and natural latex. The organic certification signals a level of purity that you can trust. With a certified organic mattress, you'll get a sleep system that's free of GMO fibers, chemical flame retardants, and synthetic pesticides. Major health problems such as allergies, severe neck pain, and lower-back pain that are brought on by exposure to harsh chemicals in mattresses are a thing of the past when you are sleeping on an OMI organic sleep system.
Surpassing the Global Standard
Certification seals are important as they let everyone know what to expect from a product. Quality certifications are so effective because they are backed by standards. There are global standards for organic cotton, wool, and latex products, and OMI uses materials that comply with each of those standards. Here are the highlights.
Global Organic Textile Standard for Cotton
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for cotton ensures that mattress manufacturers get raw materials that aren't treated with chemicals. Many farmers understand the importance of growing cotton in fields that are free of chemical pesticides, but they sell their crops to textile manufacturers that treat the raw organic cotton with chemicals during the weaving process. When you see the GOTS-certified cotton seal, you know that the cotton is free of chemicals from the growing stage to the roll-out of the final product.
Global Organic Textile Standard for Wool
GOTS organic wool comes from sheep that graze on organic pastures. The wool undergoes minimal processing that doesn't involve chemical applications.
Global Organic Latex Standard
Global Organic Latex Standards (GOLS) certified latex comes from rubber trees that are grown on organic tree plantations. Many mattresses have the label of natural latex, but they contain a high percentage of synthetic materials. Latex mattresses that have the GOLS seal contain no less than 95% natural latex.
Part of getting a good night's sleep is resting with a good conscience. That's what happens when you choose OMI's organic bedding and mattresses.
Using your dollars to support organic farming is a kind choice for farmers and the planet. Fields that are saturated with chemical fertilizers and pesticides carry serious health risks for farm laborers. Also, factory workers are exposed to various types of toxins when conventional cotton gets bleached and treated with flame-retardant chemicals.
When you buy products that are made from organic wool, you demonstrate respect for animals. To carry the GOTS-certified wool label, shepherds must strictly adhere to humane sheep-shearing protocols.
Research suggests that we spend nearly one-third of our lives sleeping. With this in mind, it just makes sense to get high-quality bedding that's made from natural materials that haven't been treated with health-harming chemicals.
OMI is a leader in luxury, organic bedding that looks as good as it feels. When it comes to mattresses, OMI shuns shortcuts by offering handmade products that are crafted with certified organic materials.
Contact us today for a free sleep consultation.
Our Q3 latex mattress is available with organic materials. These materials all carry organic certifications. The entire mattress once completed has not been certified, just the components we use to construct the mattress.
Organic wool certificate