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Savvy Rest's Simple Fit Mattresses—economical and eco-sensitive!

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Savvy Rest Simple Fit™ mattresses are made with economy in mind. The Earthspring™ is a good choice for people who’d like to change to a nontoxic mattress but do not require customized firmness. It is also ideal for growing children. To learn more, view our Simple Fit mattress options.

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Chicago Green Festival, May 14-15

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Savvy Rest dealer Moss Envy will exhibit at The Chicago Green Festival, May 14-15. Mark your calendar and stop by for a visit! They will have Savvy Rest products to try and information to share. From the Green Festivals website: "Think of Green Festival® as a walk through a sustainable community. It begins with finding solutions to help make our lives healthier—socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals along with business and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad. Organizations and businesses showcase programs and products that restore the planet and all that inhabit it. Neighbor-to-neighbor connections are formed, and skills are shared to empower people to create positive change in the world."

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Prices to increase on June 1, 2011

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Due to the rising cost of raw materials, new prices for Savvy Rest products will begin in June.

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Have a Savvy Doggy or Kitty? Let them sleep organic!

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We think pets deserve safe, nontoxic sleep environments, too. Treat your best friend to the cozy, cushioning support of a Savvy Rest Organic Pet Bed, and see them snooze in comfort!

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Oprah's Green Girl, Simran Sethi, blogs about Savvy Rest on oprah.com

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An award-winning environmental journalist and communications professor at the University of Kansas, Simran Sethi is a serious voice for sustainability. She's best known as Oprah Winfrey's "Green Girl", and has been dubbed "the green messenger" by Vanity Fair. Simran has selected a Savvy Rest Organic Mattress as her personal top choice during the year-long "green renovation" of her home. Read all about it on oprah.com!

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Green Festival in Washington, DC, October 23-24

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Savvy Rest will exhibit at The Green Festival, October 23-24 at the Washington Convention Center. Mark your calendar and come visit us! We'll have Savvy Rest products to try and information to share. From the Green Festivals website: "Think of Green Festival® as a walk through a sustainable community. It begins with finding solutions to help make our lives healthier—socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals along with business and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad. Organizations and businesses showcase programs and products that restore the planet and all that inhabit it. Neighbor-to-neighbor connections are formed, and skills are shared to empower people to create positive change in the world."

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Savvy Rest is proud to announce organic latex!

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While Savvy Rest mattress casing materials have always been certified organic, there has been no formal organic certification program for the latex itself—until now! Although their rubber trees have always been grown organically, the Cocolatex plantation is now also certified organic according to USDA standards. We are delighted with this achievement and proud to be part of the worldwide movement of organics. View the certificate. Go to our certifications page.

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Welcome to our new dealers in California and Connecticut

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We are pleased to announce three new Savvy Rest dealers: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA For those who live in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Eco Carmel is the source for green living and natural health. The idea behind the store is innovative and refreshing: Eco Carmel offers creative inspiration and products for all those who want to lead a greener life. McKinleyville, CA Eco Threadz provides northern California a variety of products with sustainability in mind. In addition to Savvy Rest mattresses, Eco Threadz offers wonderful fashion and home decor items for a healthier home and planet. Westport, CT The Clean Bedroom was one of Savvy Rest's earliest dealers. In addition to their original store in Kittery, Maine, the Clean Bedroom has opened in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and now in Westport, Connecticutt. If you're within driving distance, we recommend a visit! For address and contact information, please visit our dealer page.

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Savvy Rest makes "Inc. 500" — owner Michael Penny featured

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Savvy Rest made the 2010 "Inc. 500", and its founder, Michael Penny, is profiled in Inc. magazine’s September issue. Inc. 500 Inc. 500, Rankings 450-500 Feature profile The "Inc. 500" showcases America’s fasting-growing private companies. Inc. magazine's feature article emphasizes Michael's background as a former devotee who had to make his way in business after decades living in isolation from contemporary society, ruled by the strict demands of an ashram.

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New study—flame retardant risks to pregnant women and babies

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Normal thyroid hormone levels in pregnant mothers are essential for fetal growth and brain development. New findings from the University of California suggest that exposure to common flame retardants is lowering the levels of these hormones in pregnant women. As part of a large, long-term study of environmental exposures and reproductive health, the researchers analyzed blood samples from 270 pregnant women taken around the end of their second trimester. What they found may represent a public health problem, the scientists say. The chemical flame retardants most frequently detected --PBDEs-- were associated with significant decreases in the expectant mothers' thyroid-specific hormone (TSH) levels. http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/06/21_pbde.shtml These changes "...are an indication of subclinical hyperthyroidism, which is often the first step leading toward clinical hyperthyroidism," said the study’s lead author, Jonathan Chevrier, a UC Berkeley researcher. "....Maternal clinical hyperthyroidism is linked to altered fetal neurodevelopment, increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth and intrauterine growth retardation."

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