Savvy Rest organic mattresses
Available through an extensive network of independent retailers, Savvy Rest Organic mattresses are made from a combination of natural latex rubber, certified organic wool and certified organic cotton.
The company was founded when owner Michael Penny began to suffer from insomnia and learned that many of the materials and practices that go into making a conventional mattress are harmful for consumers and could be contributing to his problem sleeping.
An avid marathon runner, yoga practitioner and devotee of organic food, Penny set out to create a line of organic mattresses and accessories that are functional, comfortable, non-toxic and reliable.
In addition to adult mattresses, the line has grown to include organic crib mattresses, mattress toppers, sheets, mattress pads, pillows and even pet beds, which were all created in response to growing concern among consumers regarding the harmful chemicals that are found in many of the materials used to construct traditional mattresses.
Savvy Rest takes seriously the fact that whatever your mattress is giving off, you are breathing in and uses no off-gassing chemicals or products containing pesticide residues.
In May of 2011 Savvy Rest became certified with GOTS, which stands for the Global Organic Textile Standard, a designation that ensures the company's manufacturing facility has passed a set of highly demanding organic requirements.
GOTS certification requires responsible harvesting methods, manufacturing methods and labeling, looking closely at every part of the production process.
Savvy Rest has also taken the recent economic downturn into consideration and has started to offer a Savvy Rest Simple Fit mattress that is ideal for the budget-conscious consumer who does not require a specific level of firmness.
These are also good alternatives for children and teenagers, who typically require less support than older adults.
The latex that is used in Savvy Rest mattresses is made from 95 percent natural rubber, as an independent purity test shows, which is less likely to cause an allergic reaction among those with a latex allergy.
Chemicals typically found in conventional mattresses include formaldehyde, antimony, styrene, butadiene, various PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), toluene di-isocyante (TDI) and a variety of synthetic glues and adhesives.
For more information, go to Savvy Rest online.
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