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When buying a latex mattress, there are numerous certifications that indicate the quality and purity of the mattress. Read on to learn why the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certification is the most important certification that your latex mattress should have.
What Does GOLS Certified Organic Mean?
The GOLS certification, stands for Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). It is the first global standard for certifying organic latex. It was pioneered by Control Union, and is the top organic certification issued for organic latex, made from organic raw materials today. The GOLS certification is the most respected certification for latex mattresses today.
When you purchase a latex mattress that meets the stringent GOLS certification requirements, your mattress is made with pure, certified organic raw materials and it does not contain chemicals, emissions, fillers and/or polymers.
The organic rubber plantation where the rubber trees grow (to create the organic latex for mattresses) must also meet the rigorous requirements to receive GOLS certification. But this certification doesn’t end there. These standards affect a variety of aspects of the life cycle of latex that include:
Essentially, the GOLS certification follows the organic latex from the organic latex farm, to the farmer, to the manufacturing process, to the shipper. A GOLS Certified Organic Latex Mattress satisfy mandatory environmental and social regulations too. A GOLS Certified Organic Latex Mattress is studied, dissected, and certified at each level, before earning the highly cherished certification.
The GOLS Certification Process
The certification process for a GOLS Certified Organic Latex Mattress is extensive. It measures the ingredients that go into the mattress, how they are grown, what is used to help them grow, and even how they are made, packaged, and shipped. Additionally, the GOLS standard for certification requires organizations to follow certain standards in the way they pay and treat the people who make their products as well as the planet.
This means you are buying mattresses made with great care:
- For the health of your family
- For the good of communities where they are made
- To conserve resources and do no harm to the planet
Buying a GOLS Certified Organic Latex Mattress allows you to sleep soundly, knowing you’ve made a socially and ecologically conscious purchase that is good for the health of you and your family.
If you are committed to bringing products into your home that are organic, chemical fee, toxin-free, healthy and made with fair practices for communities and the planet, then this certification is one that matters.
Why Does GOLS Certification Matter?
You might be wondering why buying a GOLS Certified Organic Latex Mattress is important. After all, there are other certifications out there.
There are so many different certifications which make different claims. This can make it difficult to determine if the mattress you’re about to purchase is partially or completely free of chemicals.
For example, some mattresses have labels which claim that the product is “all natural.” But a label like this could be meaningless if there are no organic certifications behind it. Also, a mattress which is labelled an “organic mattress,” may only have some certified organic materials in it, such as an organic cotton cover. But the materials inside of that cover may be filled with chemicals. Certified organic materials must make up 95 percent of the materials in a mattress in order to truly be an “organic mattress” and there should not be any harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing process.
Therefore, when you’re shopping for a mattress, it’s important to understand the various mattress certifications. That way, you can be sure of what you are purchasing and whether it is free of harmful chemicals.
After all, we spend one-third of our lifetime sleeping on our mattress. Sleepers who buy mattresses made with organic materials want to make healthy choices for their families. Without minimum requirements or standards, they wouldn’t be able to distinguish one mattress from another. With GOLS certified products, they can rest easy, knowing they have this assurance.
Choosing The Right GOLS Certified Organic Latex Mattress
The GOLS certification is the highest standard when it comes to certification for organic latex mattresses. The highest quality latex mattresses will have this certification.
That is why we offer the Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress. It is handcrafted with the purest GOLS certified organic latex latex; GOTS certified organic cotton and GOTS certified organic wool. The mattress is also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and GreenGuard Gold certified for purity.
As the manufacturer, we handcraft and customize each mattress as the orders come in. The Botanical Bliss comes in 9 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch thicknesses and soft, medium, medium-firm and extra firm. The cover unzips and the comfort can be easily adjusted by swapping the individual layers inside of the cover. For couples with different needs, we can make a mattress with a different firmness on each side of the bed as well.
The Botanical Bliss collection of mattresses is made with the PlushBeds philosophy that something as intimate as a mattress, something you spend seven or more hours on each day, should be chemical free, toxin free and healthy to sleep on.
Most impressive with the Botanical Bliss mattress by PlushBeds is not necessarily what goes into the making of this mattress, but the many things that do not, such as:
- Harmful phthalates
- Petroleum fillers
- Harsh chemicals
- Heavy metals
- Chemical fire retardants
- Synthetic blends and fibers
Combine the absence of harmful ingredients with the benefit of a mattress that comes with free shipping, free returns, free 100 night sleep trial, free comfort exchange program and a 25-year warranty, and you’ll find plenty to love about this luxurious GOLS Certified Organic Latex Mattress.
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