Certifications for natural and organic latex, wool, and cotton have become increasingly important for consumers, as awareness is growing on both our daily exposure to chemicals and the effect they have on our daily lives, and the availability of safer and healthier mattresses, pillows, and bedding.
Certifications are critical in giving shoppers the peace of mind knowing the product is safe for themselves and their families, and knowing they are buying a product of high quality.
Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
The standard addresses criteria for natural rubber from certified organic plantations (USDA, NOP or EU) that is processed at manufacturing units. To achieve GOLS certification, a product must contain more than 95% of certified organic raw material. The GOLS standard features permissible limits for harmful substances, emission test requirements and polymer and filler percentages. Rubber plantations as well as processing units up to the final retailer are certified according to the standard. By using transaction certificates at every sale of a product in the supply chain, traceability from the plantation to the final retailer is ensured.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Is a textile production certification that limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process of textiles. It is internationally recognized as the toughest organic textile standard because it goes far beyond verifying the organic farming process to include every step of manufacturing. To obtain the GOTS “organic” label, a product must:
Contain at least 95% organic fiber
Not be treated with bleach, formaldehyde or any other toxic substances
Be colored with nontoxic dyes
Be produced in a mill that enforces strict social and environmental standards, treating their employees and the earth with deep respect. GOTS certification means that our products meet the very highest standards.
Confidence in Textiles
The label "Confidence in Textiles" that goes with the certification stands for responsible textile production, safety and transparency. It represents an additional reassurance for factory employees, for retailers and consumers. It guarantees that the products are free from harmful substances.