With so many brands claiming to be organic mattresses in Los Angeles alone, it’s up to the consumer to stay vigilant and do their homework before making the purchase. Looking for the right third party certification labels is key.
What are organic mattresses?
An organic mattress is a type of bedding made of either natural fibers or latex as described in the Policy Memorandum released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last May 2011. Thus, only mattresses that use materials that are certified by the USDA can use the term ‘organic’ on their labels.
To be certified as organic, the fibers should grow without the help of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or genetic engineering. However, USDA’s policy memorandum is easily exploited by some bed manufacturers who want to ride the tailcoats of the increasing organic mattress niche. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2mV35pt