organic latex sap comes from certified plantations which are
pesticide free and use no chemical fertilizers for a minimum of four
years before certification. The products are manufactured in accordance
with GOLS standard (Global Organic Latex Standard) and the soil is
tested by the Control Union. Control Union is a Netherlands based
company, the authoritative body for performing organic certifications
for USDA/ NOP (Natural Organic Program of the US Agriculture department)
and for European Union Organic production certification.
We Offer 2 Handcrafted Shells For You To Choose From:
- Organic Cotton Sateen Shell:
This shell is simple and non-quilted. Made from unbleached, borax free,
chemical-free organic cotton (except the zipper of course!) This shell
requires a doctor's prescription when placing the order due to it not
containing any fire retardants according to the 16 CFR Part 1633. Please
click here for the doctor's note or contact the store for more details. Email as listed, or toll free by phone at (877) 971-3886.
- Quilted Wool Shell: Handcrafted
by us with our unbleached, borax free, chemical free Eco-valley wool and quilted
with organic cotton for a luxurious sleeping experience. Part of the
beauty of wool is that is acts as a natural flame retardant, so no other
chemicals are added and no doctor's note is required.
We make our latex mattress shells with a 3 sided zipper in order to
properly place the natural latex mattress inside. The shells are not
meant to be removed or washed. We highly recommend using one of our
quilted wool mattress pads for extra protection.
rubber tree weeps 15 grams of latex daily. A Queen size latex core
needs the daily output of 2500 trees, spread over 12 acres of rubber
plantation, providing a living to eight rubber tappers. Interestingly,
these rubber trees account for the removal of 143 metric tons of Carbon
Dioxide from the environment in 1 year. This is a genuine contribution
to the environment.
the hardness, weight as well a final visual check, our 16 point Quality
control procedure assures consistent quality from raw materials to
Dunlop process is the most natural method of producing mattresses. In
this process, the latex sap is collected from rubber trees, then frothed
in a centrifuge. The latex is then poured into a mold and baked at a
low temperature. Latex products made using the Dunlop process are
typically more dense than those made using the Talalay process and may
have one side that feels a little firmer than the other due to the
heavier latex particles sinking to the bottom during the baking process.
Benefits of Latex
is naturally hypo-allergenic, breathable and provides superior
orthopedic support. It is dust mite resistant and bed bugs do not thrive
well in latex because it is a material that does not promote growth and
discourages them from breeding. Latex naturally conforms to the shape
of your body automatically reducing pressure points. It rarely needs
turning and is durable with most latex manufacturers offering a 10-15
Talalay vs. Dunlop - Which is Better?
major difference between the two processes is what happens in the mold
just prior to the initial latex curing stage. In the Talalay process,
only a small amount of latex compound is poured into the mold. Air is
extracted to distribute the foamed liquid inside the mold and other
synthetic fillers or additives may be added. The mattress core is flash
frozen to lock the cell structure in place and to prevent the particles
from settling. In the Dunlop latex process, the molds are filled to the
rim, air is not extracted, no additives are needed and there is no
freeze stage. Therefore, the latex cell structure is less "airy". This
process produces a heavier product that lasts longer.