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5 Traits of Truly Sustainable and Ethical Brands

Integrity in business goes beyond simply standing behind your products and adhering to rules and laws. The 5 traits below are associated with brands that are truly sustainable and ethical brands. These are important qualities, that many consumers would like to see, from the brands where they invest their dollars.

What is the Best Latex Mattress?

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Where Are You In Your Latex Mattress Search?

By whatever means you’ve reached this article, if you’re seriously considering buying a latex mattress, “best latex mattress” is either your first search term, or one of your last. You’ve either come here seeking to pare down the choices that you’ll decide to compare from the outset, or you’ve already searched through several companies on your own, and evaluated them to some degree, but you’re looking for a final critique on which latex mattress is actually the best latex mattress.

How to Plan an Environmentally Friendly Easter

Spring sends us days of warmth and sunshine for a glimpse of what’s to come. One of the things to come as spring approaches is Easter. For those making the commitment to live greener lives, Easter can present a few moments of unease. There are so many unknowns when it comes to Easter and just how green it is. These green ideas will help you stay true to the traditions of Easter, without causing unintentional harm to your family or the planet.

What Is A Green America Certified Business?

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization, founded in 1982. Their mission is to harness economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. 

What is Fair Trade and How Can You Support It?

Fair Trade

You’ve probably heard of Fair Trade by now. If not, you may be curious about what it actually means or if it’s something you should support.

The Latex Mattress: A Comprehensive Review of Features and Findings

What is a Latex Mattress?

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latex sap being poured into a mattress mold

Natural latex is a biological byproduct of the rubber tree plant, and can be sustainably harvested over the course of the tree’s natural lifespan – often upwards of 50 years. The organic compound is a thin liquid that can be used to manufacture plush latex foam through processing, heating, and vulcanization.

Green Mattress

Whether you’re looking for laundry detergent or paper towels, manufacturers of consumer products are going green. Everyday products are becoming more environmentally friendly, and it’s now possible to find more products than ever that have less of a detrimental impact on the global environment and more of a positive impact on your own home and ability to live a more sustainable life.

One such product is your mattress. With regular mattresses, there’s off gassing (also called out gassing), which means you are breathing in synthetic fumes, which can cause headaches, allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and other illnesses. Synthetic mattresses also trap moisture, and by their very construction allow for poor air circulation and an environment where dust mites, bed bugs, mold, mildew, and microbial bacterial growth may thrive. Considering that you sleep an average of seven to eight hours a night, breathing in toxic fumes for that many hours may cause you to think about getting a green mattress to replace your regular mattress.

Natural Mattress

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In recent years, there has been a real push in the marketplace to bring in more natural products and goods, whether it’s about leading healthier lifestyles, conserving resources, or saving the planet. One of these products that is capturing increasing attention is the organic or natural mattress. Organic mattresses are becoming more and more popular as a result of many of things, including health risks, particularly lung diseases among children, which have been linked to the chemicals found in non-organic mattresses. These hints and tips should help you select the proper natural mattress to meet your needs.