OMI Sets the Standard for Certified Purity.®
What makes OMI different? We set the standard for certified purity — and we can prove it! We hold our products up to scrutiny by qualified certifiers who certify to standards internationally recognized and valued as organic assurance. OMI was the first company to achieve “Certified Organic” status for a complex textile (mattress); the first to prove that certified-organic mattresses could pass flammability regulations without fire barriers or suppressants; the first to develop a method of sanitizing certified organic raw materials; and the first to use certified organic 100%-natural latex cores in its products. OMI's UL/GREENGUARD Gold certified mattresses qualify under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s LEED indoor-air-quality program, and a printout of our mattress emissions can be found on the UL/Greenguard website here.
While there is still no USDA organic standard for manufactured mattress cores (regardless of what you see on the web), USDA/NOP certification does provide a third-party raw-material assurance for latex sap. The rubber trees and the sap they produce for our latex (rubber) cores is certified by a USDA organic certifier and tracked throughout the distribution and manufacturing process to ensure purity of the final cores.
Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
OMI's latex mattresses are certified to the Global Organic Latex Standard. Peterson Control Union, a globally recognized organic certifier, developed GOLS based on their years of experience certifying organic products in other industries, including foods and textiles. This certification ensures that all latex materials, finished products, and manufacturing processes adhere to strict and specific global organic standards. view certificate
IMO - Institute for Marketecology
IMO, the Institute for Marketecology, certifies cotton thread to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). IMO is one of the first and most-respected international agencies for the inspection, certification, and quality assurance of eco-friendly products.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
OMI uses the highest-quality certified organic wool and cotton raw materials and fabric available, which are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) by Control Union. The aim of the Standard is to define requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way up to labeling, in order to provide credible organic assurance to the end consumer.
American-Grown NOP-Certified Organic Cotton
Our certified organic cotton is certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture to be in compliance with growing and handling standards set by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). OMI uses the finest quality cotton grades available even though no consumer ever sees the raw materials inside our products.
Natural Rubber Latex from Rubber Trees, Not Petroleum
Certified by Oeko-Tex to be free of harmful substances, the natural rubber in our mattress cores comes from sustainably harvested rubber-tree sap. This organization tests consumer products for the presence of a predetermined
list of chemicals. IT IS NOT A TEST OF what chemicals are emitting from a product. Only a true emissions test, such as UL/Greenguard, actually measures what is coming out of a product versus what is not there.
UL/GREENGUARD® Tested and Certified
OMI mattresses meet the stringent criteria of the UL/GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) for low VOC emissions, and are eligible for LEED credits. OMI even passes UL/GREENGUARD's most stringent requirements, the Gold Certification Program, for products designed to be used for children and schools. We have continued to do so year after year with test values (BQL) below quantifiable levels. In 2006, an OMI OrganicPedic® mattress was the first to be certified by UL/GREENGUARD for low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions based on UL/GREENGUARD's strict purity standards. OMI emissions results from chamber testing can be found here.
Our Eco-Factory™ – a large-scale, GOTS-certified sleep-products manufacturing facility – has its own proprietary ozone cleaning chambers that reduce naturally occurring contaminants such as mold and mildew spores, yeasts, and bacteria that may have "hitchhiked" from the field or storage facility on raw materials. OMI is the only organic mattress company to sanitize their certified organic raw materials to ensure consumers of our purity.
Proudly Made in the USA
Every OMI certified organic mattress is handmade in our Eco-Factory™, located in Northern California. We are the only manufacturer that sanitizes its certified organic raw materials, making sure we are offering the purest products available. Just because raw materials are grown pesticide free doesn’t not mean that they have not been exposed to contaminates in the field, transit, or storage prior to use. OMI was the first company to create a non-chemical method to sanitize their certified organic mattress materials.
OMI mattresses meet all federal and state, as well as Canadian, flammability requirements without the use of chemical fire retardants. Our mattresses were tested by the CPSC in May 2008 and again in 2014, and meet all flammability performance criteria under CPSC Statutes 1632 and 1633, as well as all new children's regulations (16 CFR 1110, lot tracking, LEAD, and phthalates). view our flammability test