This week on the blog, White Lotus Home founder, Elizabeth, shares her incredible story about how switching to all-natural mattresses and bedding changed her life and improved the daily health of her children. She writes:
"My first experience with White Lotus Home products was when my firstborn was 7 years old. He is now 14. He was born very early, at 29 weeks, and only weighed 2 lbs 13 ounces. He spent about 9 weeks in the NICU, including his first Christmas and New Years. It was a very tough time for us all.
At that time, I had not been informed or made aware of the chemicals and toxins in mattresses and bedding, nor the health benefits of pure natural fibers instead of the conventional products we had been accustomed to. That all started to become popular at that time. He is my firstborn, so I made sure to do everything by the book as best as I could. Luckily, a few years later, my brother, Marlon, started to work at White Lotus Home, and that is when we all became more aware of how important our home environment is to our health.
I don't suffer from allergies and neither does my husband, but one day my son got a cold that would not go away. He would wake up with puffy eyes every morning and could not stop coughing most of the day. After about 2-3 weeks of giving him cold medicines, one doctor decided to test him for allergies. Poor thing was allergic to everything from dogs and cats, to dust and many environmental allergens. Fortunately, Marlon was able to provide us with information on the importance of wool and natural bedding. He explained to my husband and I that wool is a natural dust mite repellant and a natural fire retardant that is also used in mattresses. Marlon suggested we change all of my son's bedding to include wool fibers, so that is what we did.
In a few weeks, he had a wool topper, wool pillows, and a wool duvet. Shortly after that, his mattress was upgraded, and he still uses it now. It was astonishing to me that after all of his bedding was changed to include pure wool, he no longer woke up with a stuffy nose and his coughing pretty much stopped. Ever since then I have made sure our bedding was always natural, and of course my entire home has been transformed into only using natural mattresses, futons, throw pillows, bedding, and natural furniture to ensure we avoid toxins and chemicals in our home.
When my second son was born in 2008 and also decided to join the world earlier than expected at 33 weeks, weighing 4 lb. 15 oz., we were ready for him with his organic cotton and wool crib mattress. I even use his crib mattress as a cushion now on the floor for him to read or watch TV.
Not only do I feel blessed that I was able to learn about natural products at the best time of my life, I continue to learn how to keep toxins out of our home by using plants to help clean the air, natural ways to clean our home, natural soaps and shampoos, and also using essential oils to help keep us healthy. It has just been a way of life we are accustomed to, and I am glad that now my boys know the importance of keeping harmful toxins out of our home and will hopefully be able to take it with them towards adulthood and do the same with their families. Now that my boys are 9 & 14, I am happy to say that even though they were both born as preemies, I have been able to give them the healthiest life I can. They’ve grown into young boys who are active in sports, healthy, strong, smart, and just amazing to be around."
While we believe very strongly in creating products that are safe for our planet, our mission at White Lotus is to educate the world on the importance of living in a healthier home and the benefits these changes bring to our health. For more stories like Elizabeth's and additional info on how you can naturally improve your health, subscribe to our newsletter here.
PRICE ALERT! In 2018, our prices may change! While our cost of goods sold has gone up over the last 3 years, we have not changed our MSRP since 2015. Here it is! Tuesday started the last week, for you to get 2015 prices on your favorite organic and natural mattresses, pillows, sheets, toppers, and bedding.
White Lotus Home will like to thank you, "our loyal customers" once again! 70% of our business still comes from you telling your friends and family about us, so please keep spreading the word and Gracias :) !
White Lotus Home is committed to helping the environment: from aiding our local communities, promoting green farming practices nationally, to supporting global green initiatives on a global level. Our focus is to educate the world on the importance of living in a healthier home and the benefits these changes bring to our health. We believe that we can make a difference in the green and organic bedding industry by setting an example for others. We believe that quality and fair value are more important than low prices and a quick profit. We are opposed to the exploitation of the planet and all its inhabitants. Above all, our people, products, and business practices are social, politically and environmentally responsible. We wish all homes could be White Lotus Homes! With more people than ever are looking for ways to bring natural, chemical-free products into their homes, White Lotus Home is here to help you create your own organic home environment.
Here are some of the steps we take as a company:
Our entire line of products is crafted by hand from natural and organic materials. We offer both standard and custom products, giving you the flexibility to choose exactly what you need for your home.
We proudly manufacture in the United States, supporting local workers and the local economy. We utilize American-grown fibers and fabrics whenever possible. We are proud members of the Made in America Movement.
We have dozens of retail partners that bring natural, handcrafted products across the USA and Canada.
Have a great organic bedding idea? Want to extend your product line to branded, high-quality natural and chemical-free goods without the hassle of investing in a new manufacturing operation? Our Private Label Program can bring your dreams to reality.
We carry beautiful hardwood furniture designed and manufactured in the United States.
It’s never too young to go green. A full product line is available for the smallest members of your family, from organic cribs, organic toddler mattresses, organic sheeting, and more.
We offer bulk discounts for large orders, nonprofit services, special events, and more.
Additionally, we offer special rates for hospitals, medical practitioners, yoga and massage practitioners, hotels, bed & breakfasts, and commercial properties.
Each year, we make monetary donations to a range of local and national nonprofit organizations.
We give back to the community by donating boxes and supplies to local schools and organizations for special projects.
Every family has its own story. We understand the investment that can go into purchasing substantial items such as natural mattresses and bedding. Each year, we raffle off or give away bedding, pillows, and more, many to families in need. We also offer financing options --- we feel strongly that natural, healthy options should never be out of your family’s reach.
With our Free Delivery & White Glove Service, White Lotus Home keeps the Earth in mind, whether that means grouping together deliveries for the lowest environmental impact or driving hybrid vehicles whenever possible.
We are active in expos and shows that cater to those interested in handcrafting, green goods and services, and wellness. Look for us at Green Festivals, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, & Spa Show, and organically-minded shows across the United States. Hosting a local green show, festival, or media event? We welcome any information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We support fair labor practices. All of our manufacturing takes place in our New Jersey facility by workers paid a living wage and benefits. Whenever possible, we source our fibers and fabrics from GOTS-certified providers.
Our natural fibers are all certified by the leading agencies in the organic industries, from GOTS, Oeko-Tek, the USDA Organic Seal, and more, giving consumers the peace of mind that your purchase will be safe and nontoxic.
White Lotus Home always looks for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, from reducing paper waste, recycling, and cleaning with only non-toxic cleaning agents.
A White Lotus Home product is built to last. Rather than pumping out inexpensive, disposable items, we handcraft mattresses and bedding that can stand the test of time, reducing waste. Our All-Latex & Wool mattress has a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty, as well as customers who have used and loved their mattresses for upwards of 30 years!
Did anybody say house calls? Our organic bedding professionals can visit your home to help you find the mattress that will work in your individual home. This is a great option if you’re looking to fit a custom piece.
One word: upcycling! We are always looking for ways to repurpose materials and reduce waste. Our toss pillows are great examples, utilizing scrap materials that would otherwise be thrown away to craft a durable, comfortable product for your home.
We are a clearinghouse for Green, Organic, Natural, and Recycling information. With dozens of contacts in the Organic industry, we may be able to assist in your search.
We offer FREE tours of our facilities, which includes our handcrafting areas. For parties of ten or more, kindly make an appointment by calling 732-828-2111 or emailing info@whitelotushome.
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How have you and your family made changes to your house and routine? What is your goal for reducing toxins in your home? White Lotus Home will be happy to help you there!
Dumbo Location Closing
2016: a new year with new opportunities. As our online and wholesale operations continue to grow exponentially, we are opting to shift our focus away from brick-and-mortar stores. For that reason we are choosing to close our Dumbo, Brooklyn location. While we are sorry to close our doors, we look forward to new opportunities ahead. Thank you for all of your help and patronage over the years!
Everything is on sale --- mattresses, pillows, hardwood bedroom furnishings, shelving, and more!
To view our SALE offerings click here.
In 2016, we will be celebrating 35 years in the Organic Bedding Industry, what should White Lotus Home do to celebrate?
We want to hear from you. Send in your ideas please. What should we Give away for our 35th Anniversary
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We believe that we can make a difference in the green and organic bedding industry by setting an example for others. We believe that quality and fair value are more important than low prices and a quick profit. We are opposed to the exploitation of the planet and all its inhabitants. Above all, our people, products and business practices are socially, politically and environmentally responsible.