Quality and safety are the most important factors to Savvy Rest when deciding which products we should offer our customers. We think about all the little details, from the fill of our customizable organic pillows to the maple feet of our organic latex sofas. We use natural latex in the majority of our products so proper certifications that prove the seriousness of our passion for environmentally friendly and health-conscious products are a must. The Talalay latex we use from Vita Talalay by Radium Foam is Cradle to Cradle Gold certified but not all customers know exactly what that means. Plenty of people are familiar with words like “eco-friendly” and “organic” but certain certifications aren’t as prominent in this dialogue about natural alternatives. So, are you ready for a little lesson on what this impressive certification entails? Let’s get started.
Knowing the composition of the materials in your company’s products is crucial. Savvy Rest asks these types of questions when looking at possible product materials: Where is the material from? Does it meet the standards of the certification we wish to possess? Is it safe? It’s been formally acknowledged through the Cradle to Cradle certification process that our Talalay latex is safe and natural. Therefore, it doesn’t pose a threat to customers through harmful chemical flame retardants that can easily be found in more mainstream mattresses. There is currently no such thing as organic Talalay but the Cradle to Cradle standard is certainly comparable to standards pertaining to organic certifications. In fact, Cradle to Cradle Gold goes above and beyond some of the requirements related to organic products. Every aspect of the latex is assessed and tested to make sure it’s indeed safe. Savvy Rest also completes independent lab testing with Associated Laboratories.
Reutilization of Materials
Vita Talalay reuses materials and runs their business in a manner that is environmentally responsible. Plenty of companies use materials and create products that cannot be recycled or reused in any way. Instead they just sit in landfills or find their way to our oceans and add to the already serious issue of pollution. Vita Talalay avoids this by going back to nature and the ideas and principles associated with farming and agriculture. Before the industrial era, it was all about reusing what you have. Natural, pure latex can be reutilized in many ways. For example, latex can be melted back into its original state to make tires.
Savvy Rest itself embodies this ethical practice through our mattress recycling program. When we deliver a mattress to customers near our four Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom locations, we take their old mattress off their hands for free and recycle as much of it as possible so that whole mattresses aren’t simply dumped in landfills. Our natural latex mattresses last for about 20 years so you don’t have to worry about reusing the latex anytime soon. However, it will eventually break down and become one with the Earth again without adding harmful toxins to the soil.