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by Arnaldo Perez-Negron

My Green Mattress was founded on a mother and father’s love for their daughter. “In 2007, my wife asked me to make an organic crib mattress for our infant daughter, Emily, who was suffering with allergies and eczema,” says Tim Masters, the brand’s founder. Their drive to help her led to the creation of an all-natural mattress on which Emily could sleep comfortably and safely. And she showed an immediate positive response. “Soon after, we developed an entire line of organic mattresses to meet the needs of families like ours who were seeking safer, healthy, nontoxic sleep,” he says. Indeed, that one mattress has morphed into a full-blown family-owned and operated factory that has been handcrafting sustainable mattresses in the Midwest since 2007. They are GOTS and GOLS Organic certified, making them one of the most environmentally friendly mattresses on the market. “Our mission,” Masters says, “will always be to bring affordable, healthy, certified organic mattresses to families across America.”

 

ORGANIC MATERIALS

COTTON

The cotton used by My Green Mattress is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard and handpicked to create a fabric without polyester fibers, chemical flame retardants and pesticides. This certification requires chain of custody and proof of purchase in and out of the factory. No greenwashing here! All this effort is done with the intention to provide a durable and safe mattress that is both comfortable and soft.

WOOL

My Green Mattress uses organic wool also certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard that acts as an all-natural flame retardant. Organic wool is part of the key materials in making My Green Mattress products due to its resistance to mildew, mold and dust mites. It is hypoallergenic, nontoxic, and able to regulate temperature, allowing for a cool night’s sleep.

WOOL

My Green Mattress uses organic wool also certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard that acts as an all-natural flame retardant. Organic wool is part of the key materials in making My Green Mattress products due to its resistance to mildew, mold and dust mites. It is hypoallergenic, nontoxic, and able to regulate temperature, allowing for a cool night’s sleep.

LATEX

The Dunlop latex in the mattresses is also organic and certified by the Global Organic Latex Standard. This means that the foam is not petrochemical-based and is free of harmful materials. The trees grown for the rubber used in latex have met organic requirements.The whole chain of custody for the materials ensures that what ends up in your mattress is what was tapped in the forest. Not only is organic latex better for the environment by being recyclable, renewable and biodegradable, but it is also breathable and resistant to dust mites, mildew and mold.

WOOL

My Green Mattress uses organic wool also certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard that acts as an all-natural flame retardant. Organic wool is part of the key materials in making My Green Mattress products due to its resistance to mildew, mold and dust mites. It is hypoallergenic, nontoxic, and able to regulate temperature, allowing for a cool night’s sleep.

ORGANIC MATERIALS

COTTON

The cotton used by My Green Mattress is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard and handpicked to create a fabric without polyester fibers, chemical flame retardants and pesticides. This certification requires chain of custody and proof of purchase in and out of the factory. No greenwashing here! All this effort is done with the intention to provide a durable and safe mattress that is both comfortable and soft.

LATEX

The Dunlop latex in the mattresses is also organic and certified by the Global Organic Latex Standard. This means that the foam is not petrochemical-based and is free of harmful materials. The trees grown for the rubber used in latex have met organic requirements.The whole chain of custody for the materials ensures that what ends up in your mattress is what was tapped in the forest. Not only is organic latex better for the environment by being recyclable, renewable and biodegradable, but it is also breathable and resistant to dust mites, mildew and mold.

SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

My Green Mattress tufts its mattresses by hand, which erases the need for chemical adhesives—a difficult and time-consuming process deemed necessary for the safety of all customers. It makes for a beautiful finish as well! Their premium Natural Escape includes an upgraded innerspring with thick layers of organic latex for extra lumbar support and a comfort that relieves pressure points and keeps the spine in proper alignment. If you tend to sleep on your back or stomach, the latex-free Pure Echo provides a firm sleep thanks to its innerspring and organic cotton batting. Kiwi is a firm mattress with an innerspring and organic latex that comes at the brand’s most affordable price. And for those who prefer a foam mattress, there is the spring-free all-latex Hope Latex, which offers medium firmness.

But your mattress isn’t the only thing that can help you have a healthier sleep. In addition to their mattresses, the brand also offers an array of sleep accessories, including the silky soft, 600-thread-count Organic Cotton Sheet Set, the nontoxic My Green Platform Bed made from untreated Poplar wood, a waterproof Organic Cotton Protector that acts as a barrier against dust mites and other allergens you don’t want in bed with you, and an Organic Latex Topper,which makes any mattress plush. And, of course, there’s the mattress that started it all: the Emily Organic Crib Mattress, with the same GOTS and GOLS organic certifications as the adult mattresses to make sure your baby gets a healthy sleep as well.

MADE TO LAST

A 20-year limited warranty is offered with all twin size and larger mattresses and a 120 Night Sleep Trial is carried by every single mattress sold to ensure everyone is happy and well taken care of. My Green Mattress backs its focus on sustainability by having earned an array of certifications—including GREENGUARD Gold, Eco Institut, Control Union Certified—Carbon Neutralized, OEKO-TEX, and more—that speak to their commitment to provide a good night’s sleep knowing that our environment is kept safe in the manufacturing process and materials are sourced responsibly.

Ready for a healthier sleep? Be sure to read My Green Mattress’ list of 10 things to know before buying a new mattress