What’s In Your Mattress?
What’s In Your Mattress?
The Rossa™ certified organic mattress is a customizable one-sided zipper-cover mattress. It features pocket-coil technology, encased in natural biodegradable materials, paired with a certified organic latex layer on the surface. Choose a split or solid latex comfort layer with firmness options in plush, medium, or firm. A sculpted surface is available at an additional charge to add pressure-point relief and increase air circulation, helping sleepers stay cool and comfortable. The pocket-coil springs are placed in a certified organic cotton encasement to prevent shifting over time. Covered in 10-oz. certified organic cotton on the bottom, the mattress is finished with our signature quilted woven cover.
*DEPTH: Approximately 12″
CORE: Pocket-Coil Innerspring System
SURFACE: GOLS-Certified Organic Natural Rubber Latex**
COVER: Quilted GOTS-Certified Organic Wool and GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton Cover
SYNTHETIC FIRE RETARDANTS: None
SIZES: Twin – King
FOUNDATION: Wood-Slat Foundation with slat spacing no greater than 1”
WARRANTY: 20-Year Limited Warranty
The Rossa mattress requires a unique foundation. The coil springs used in most supporting box springs are approximately 3 inches in diameter. The diameter of coils used in the Rossa mattress is approximately 1.5 inches. What this means, is that to prevent the pocket coils from resting on an unsupported space, one of the following options must be used:
Not using proper support could void the warranty
Promotional Pricing Available:
(mattress only): twin $1,195 • full $1595 • queen $1995 • eastern king $2795 • cal king $2795
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays and end of year activities, it is time to take a well-deserved rest. A comfortable mattress is essential to making sure you get a good night’s sleep. The New Year brings “white” sales, but at Green Energy Times, we like to call them “green” sales. Perhaps you are in the market for a new ‘green’ mattress. Green Energy Times interviewed Mike Hassenberg, owner of Natural Mattress Company in Shelburne, Vermont (https://naturalmattressvt.com/), to learn about green mattress and help in your quest for a great, eco-conscious product.
What should be considered when selecting a green mattress?
We sleep about a 1/3 of our lives, so the materials your mattress is made of are important. While we sleep, our immune system recovers and prepares for the day ahead. If your mattress is filled with airborne allergens and chemical toxins, your immune system will battle these rather than repair itself. The certifications that matter most are OkeoTex and Greenguard. OkeoTex certifies that the mattress is free from harmful chemicals. The organization tests consumer products for the presence of a predetermined list of chemicals. Greenguard is a true emissions test that actually measures what is coming out of the product versus what is not in there. Organic certifications include Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and Global Organic Textile standard (GOTS).
Is there a difference in a natural mattress vs. an organic one?
Yes, a mattress can be made of natural materials but not certified organic by GOLS and GOTS. They set the standards in materials and even the factory. The factory where the mattress is made also has to be certified organic by GOTS.
For those converting from a conventional to a green mattress, will there be a different feel?
An organic or natural mattress should be just as comfortable as any other mattress on the market. You no longer have to compromise comfort to be sleeping on a healthful natural mattress. Mattresses are available that range from firm to very plush. There are even mattresses that are customizable where one side of the mattress can be firmer than the other. Organic mattress makers have more material choices than ever before!
What is the average life of a green mattress? How does that compare with conventional ones?
It seems like the traditional mattress industry got together and decided to make their beds last 8 to 10 years. Things like friction and moisture break down man-made foams and padding. Some natural latex brands offer 20 year warranties, because natural latex is incredibly durable. Natural fibers don’t break down with humidity and friction. They break down with exposure to UV light or weather, as they would with nature. Natural latex beds are also naturally dust mite-resistant, antimicrobial, and have longer life cycles that have been proven through independent testing.
Replacement of a natural mattress typically happens when a comfort change is needed. Options are available to swap out a layer of latex or add a topper to the mattress rather than going through the whole mattress buying experience or cost.
What is the price range compared to conventional mattresses?
They have similar price points. However, if you consider the fact that some brands have a longer lifespan, then you may see some green mattresses are less expensive over the life of the mattress.
What is the biggest factor that you see drives consumers to convert to green mattresses?
Life events, such as the birth of a child, sickness, or renewed commitment to the health and wellness of a family are triggers into the natural mattress industry. A good night’s sleep should not be elusive. When people are struggling with lack of sleep, they begin to research the topic and many times will come across the option of natural or organic, because they become aware that mainstream mattresses have an abundance of chemicals in them such as formaldehyde or fire retardant chemicals sprayed on them. These chemicals can affect our bodies’ hormones which have an impact on the quality of our sleep and overall quality of life. They may also be linked to asthma, allergies, and lung, nose and throat cancers.
What happens to a green mattress at the end of its life?
Conventional mattresses go straight to the landfill. They cannot be broken down properly and take up tons of space. Many contain foams that are made from petroleum- based oil and do not compost well. They create soil and water problems. All natural mattresses can be recycled and are not toxic waste. If a mattress comes from the earth, then it will go back into the earth after its use in the home. The reality about green mattresses is they last longer, and, therefore, you need fewer mattresses in your life.
Explain the use of fire retardants for mattresses.
Natural mattresses are less combustible and need a lower level of flame-resistant (FR) solution. These products are able to pass the federal FR testing with the use of natural solutions such as wool and silica minerals that are infused into organic cotton fabrics. Use of less FR solution is a good thing as it bio-accumulates, is a global contaminant, makes disposal difficult, and has health risks.
So, why not go ahead and get a new mattress and make it an eco-conscious one?
The Neglected Resolution
Everyone wants their bedroom to be a relaxing oasis. It should be filled with calming colors, creative patterns, quality fabrics and sentimental items. The space needs the simplistic comforts of an organic mattress, fluffy pillows, and soft sheets, but it also needs a statement piece, a finishing touch that pulls the room together and makes it feel special. Your bedroom should be a space you look forward to retreating to, not only because of your cozy bedding, but because of how it embodies your personal style. The furniture you choose is the very foundation of the space, which is where a natural platform bed can come in. The bed frames at The Natural Mattress Company embody classic and timeless design, one that merges minimalism and sophistication through the sleek lines of the natural maple, cherry or walnut woods. There are so many platform beds to choose from, but few offer the natural qualities and careful construction of ours. Here’s what you should look for when shopping for a platform bed (and why ours definitely make the cut).
When looking for a platform bed, it’s important to be aware of what it’s actually made of. Particle board, toxic glues, and chemical-ridden wood stains don’t exactly scream “welcome to your cozy bedroom.” Not only are these materials unhealthy but they lack the natural durability and overall quality that our platform beds offer. We carry several zero-VOC stains so that you, along with our friends at the woodshop, don’t have to breathe in these toxins. You spend a third of your life sleeping (and probably also a significant portion watching Netflix in bed) so your platform bed should be just as healthy as your mattress.
We offer bed frames from Vermont Furniture designs right here in Winooski Vermont. We also offer bed frames from Savvy Rest and Green Sleep two of our latex mattress suppliers. Our stores platform beds are made to last for generations, not just for a few years. Our customers expect high quality craftsmanship and that’s exactly what we deliver. Our bed frames have wide slats that are placed close together. You can be rest assured that they will be able to support you and your new latex mattress.
Our platform beds are also easy to assemble and don’t require any tools! We wanted to design them in a way that would be as stress-free as possible. The instructions are incredibly simple and require minimal effort, Plenty of platform beds call for numerous tools and come with a thick, intimidating manual that is just not fun at all. We didn’t want to make your life difficult so don’t worry—you can put your toolbox away.
Vermont Furniture Design offers many styles customization options as far as leg style, height, low or high foot board and wood choice.
Savvy Rest offers two bedframes the Esmont and Afton, The Esmont in particular comes with a customizable headboard, which is a rather unique feature. We wanted to give our customers the flexibility to choose between a slatted and solid look. If you want the slatted look, add a spacer, then a slat, a spacer, then a slat, and so forth until the headboard is complete. If you want a solid look, just put all the spacers in before the slats—it’s that easy. We wanted the headboard to encourage and celebrate your own unique style and to embody your vision of the perfect platform bed.
Green Sleep’s bed frames are made of untreated dried poplar. This hard wood provides a quality support to each models no matter its weight.
Assembled without the use of any glue the flexible wood slats and dowels of the recommended foundations increases the ergonomics of this collection.
In the month of November, we are holding our Grand Opening Sale! During the entire month we are offering 20% off all White Lotus merchandise! The discount applies to their mattresses, futons, pillows and bedding.
We are also offering discounts to other brands during different time frames of the month, including some of our most popular mattresses from Savvy Rest and OMI. Please email the store at [email protected], call us at 802-985-2650, or check out our Facebook page naturalmattressvt for all the details on our great deals!
Our showroom is now fully furnished with the best selection of organic mattresses in the state of Vermont! Please stop by 3198 Shelburne Road to say hello, and lay down on some of the most comfortable mattresses anywhere!
Thank you for visiting our new blog! I thought in our first blog, we would talk a little about what our store is all about. We are Vermont’s largest natural mattress showroom. We feature mattresses from brands like Organicpedics, Savvy Rest, Green Sleep, White Lotus, Heart of Vermont and Ergovea! Our mattresses are made of all natural materials such as Natural Latex, Wool and Organic Cotton. Wool acts as a natural fire retardant, so there is no need to spray fire retardant chemicals on our mattresses!
If you are looking to live a more chemical free lifestyle and reduce toxic chemicals from your home, the mattresses in our showroom could be the perfect solution for you! We have mattress options that can fit almost any budget. A queen green cotton and wool mattress made by White Lotus starts at $915.00! The mattress is all natural and made in the USA!
We also carry Vermont made bed frames from Vermont Furniture Design in Winooski VT. Their bed frames come in either Cherry, Maple or Walnut. If you are need of bedding or pillows, we have those too. We have pillows made of wool, kapok or shredded/molded latex. Beautiful organic cotton bedding such as sheets, duvet covers, quilts and mattress pads and from brands like Coyuchi and Sleep and Beyond. We also have access to the full line of Cisco Brothers Furniture. The most sustainable and comprehensive line of furniture found possibly anywhere. Just beautiful!
We look forward to welcoming you into our new showroom located at 3198 Shelburne Road in Shelburne Vermont. Thank you so much for your interest in having a natural nights sleep!
Mike & Shannon