Explain why non-toxic mattresses are important? We are all supposed to be sleeping about ⅓ of our lives and this is when our bodies try to rejuvenate. This is why it is very important NOT to be inhaling harmful chemicals that affect us and prevent us from sleeping well and properly rejuvenate. Many people are not completely aware of what is in their traditional mattresses and those chemicals, maybe what is keeping them up at night or giving them allergies and making them ill, etc.
What makes other mattresses and bedding dangerous? We can only speak about White Lotus Home GOTS Certified Organic or our other natural mattresses, but traditional mattresses can include: Fireproofing chemicals: Pentabde, a member of the polybrominated diphenyl ether (pbde) family of flame retardants, was used in some mattresses before 2004 when it was phased out. (Pentabde is now known to be toxic to the liver, thyroid, and nervous system.)
What materials make up your mattresses and bedding? Only pure organic & natural fibers. We handcraft everything ourselves so you can feel confident that your mattress was properly cared for and managed. Our facility is now 3rd party GOTS certified and we have a number of items that are certified 100% organic.
How does your company stand out among others? Our integrity and craftsmanship are the main reasons why we have been in business since 1981. We are experts in handcrafting mattresses, pillows, and bedding from the finest fibers on Earth. While we hand make all standard bedding products, we also cater to custom bedding work. Our clientele includes folks with high allergies and chemical sensitivities and anyone that wants to sleep leaner and cleaner.
What is the biggest challenge when it comes to non-toxic mattresses? In the last 12 years, identifying our client’s goals in their next bedding purchase is key. Just because you want to go organic does not always mean that a 100% organic cotton mattress may be ideal for you. Your body and your mind have to feel at ease in order to produce the best sleep surface. This is why we have a few selections and how we have kept a 99% satisfaction rate in the last 12 years.
How do you convince buyers that non-toxic mattresses are the right decision? Do you eat organic foods? Do you drive an eco-friendly car? Do you care about saving the Earth? What kind of clothes do you wear, are they organic? What do you sleep on? If you answered yes to the first four questions then the last one should also be Organic! What would you prefer to lay your head on at night? A pillow full of chemicals and harmful toxins? Or a natural pillow, handcrafted just for you, that all you smell is the natural scent natural & organic fiber emits.
Tell us one thing that most people don’t understand about mattresses and how they’re made? In America, most people are used to “bigger is better “. This is not necessarily true for mattresses. While we cater to many different preferences, some folks are totally okay sleeping on a 4 inch all cotton firm mattress, while others prefer 10 inches plus, of natural and organic ingredients in their mattresses. Others may need to simply add a topper to their current mattress.