|We do offer 100% organic and chemical free green cotton mattresses (non-borate mattresses), but require a doctor’s note before we can have one
made for you. We also offer green cotton mattresses (our biggest sellers) with OUT A NEED for a doctor’s note. They include mattresses
wrapped in New Zealand virgin wool (untreated) and Cotton treated with Boric Powder (see below). They can include a natural latex core or an
Ultra cell foam core (water based foam that doesn't give off any toxic gas).
Fire Retardant- Please read
Due to a federal law, FR1633 which was effective July, 1, 2007, all mattress manufacturers use a flame retardant (FR) to pass these laws. This
latest FR law help increase escape time for victims trapped in a fire which should save hundreds of lives. If you find others claiming that they
make 100% organic or 100% natural mattresses with out the use of an FR, please request details of how they are meeting the new FR1633 law.
About Boric Powder: Cotton treated with boric powder assist in passing the Federal Flammability Laws. A study, done by Intertox, Inc. of
Seattle, WA, presents conclusive proof that boric acid, under the specific trade name Boron#10(TM), which is sodium polyborate, is not toxic.
The report states, "Four of the six studies reviewed indicate no observed adverse heatlh effects from exposure of the test animals to the Boron#10
added to cotton batting." Richard Pleus, the author of the report also stated that in an oral toxicity study a benchmark toxicity measure, LD50,
for the product Boron#10 was successfully established.
|SO WHY ARE HAND-MADE MATTRESSES BETTER THAN MACHINE-MADE MATTRESSES?
Some machine-made mattresses actually blow cotton into a case instead of layering it so what you're buying is a big sack of air with some cotton.
After a few weeks the air will seep out and you'll be left with something resembling a big saltine cracker. Not so comfy.
Also, machine-made mattresses are often quilted with thick punctures through the cotton which tend to break up the bats. Our mattresses are
layered - one layer at a time - by hand. We hand-quilt our mattresses with a thin, sharp needle to ensure that the batting won't break, shift or
lump. There really is no finer mattress, hand made just for you, they are worth the wait.
|ORGANIC COTTON (or Green Natural Cotton) + FOAM MATTRESS
100% Organic or US grown Green Cotton with Ultra cell foam core.
|ORGANIC COTTON (or Green Natural Cotton) + WOOL MATTRESS
The Virgin Wool is wrapped around the outside with Organic or US
green cotton core. This provides a softer feel,Warm in the Winter and
Cool in the summer. Because wool is a natural fire retardant, these
mattresses DO NOT need a doctors prescription, and are not treated
with Boric powder.
|ULTRA WLH ORGANIC (or Green natural cotton) MATTRESS
%100 Cotton available organic or natural US grown green cotton
|ORGANIC COTTON (or Green Natural Cotton) + WOOL + FOAM
The Virgin Wool wrap is warm in Summer and Cool in winter, and
the Ultra cell foam core is resilient and comfortable. This mattress has
no fire retardant because of the wool wrap.
|ORGANIC COTTON (or Green Natural Cotton) + LATEX MATTRESS
100% Organic or US Green Cotton with Tatalay Latex core.
|Attention 'Extra firm' Mattress lovers! Cotton mattresses are available in 'Boulder
Firm' with 15% more cotton and twice as much tufting for the best firm mattress-
great for use in combination with the extra soft 'Toppers' offered on the next page!
|ORGANIC COTTON (or Green Natural Cotton) + WOOL + LATEX
The Virgin Wool wrap is warm in the Winter and Cool in the
Summer, and The latex foam offers a more complex sleeping surface.
It has no artificial fire retardant.
|Green (Natural) or Organic?
There is a great deal of information on pesticides
and cotton which can sound alarming. Pesticides
and herbicides used to grow cotton are poisonous.
However, most studies suggest that there is no
health risk from residual pesticides in harvested
cotton. Also, many studies refer to pesticide use
world wide and not just in the U S. The 'Green'
cotton used in these mattresses is harvested in
the U S, where cotton growth is regulated as a
food product, because many by-products like
cotton seed oil are eaten. Still, you can't argue
the fact that less pesticide use isn't better for the
environment, so buying organic cotton in a free
market encourages more organic cotton
production. Some links to more information below.
|See how these mattresses are different! Mattresses are available with your choice of Certified Organic
or U. S. grown 'Green' cotton, and with or without Boric powder fire retardant (see details below).
|Please Contact us for details on pricing as there are so many different options.
These mattresses are really made to order for you. Also, ask about our direct
ship program that can get your mattress to you sooner!