Unfortunately Misleading Advertising Is Prevalent in the Sleep-Products Industry, with Companies Frequently Making False Organic Claims

The sleep-products industry is experiencing increasing levels of fraud, with many companies making claims online that their products are "green," “nontoxic,” "natural," "organic," “chemical free,” or “hypoallergenic.” Some of these claims can never be verified, and the rest can be verified only with third-party certification, by approved USDA-certifying authorities using strict, regulated standards. Without independent testing and certification, there really is no way to know for sure what a mattress contains and which claims are true.

As a consumer, it's hard to know which companies are making credible claims and which products are truly organic. At OMI, we provide the purest and most honest third-party-certified organic products in the industry. To help consumers verify our claim, we make our certifications public online and also provide a purity guarantee. OMI was the first company to achieve USDA “Certified Organic” status for a complex textile (mattress) and was the first company to challenge the CPSC to prove that its products could pass flammability regulations without fire barriers or suppressants; the first to develop a method of sanitizing certified organic raw materials; and the first company to use certified organic 100 percent natural latex cores in its products. OMI's GREENGUARD Gold certified mattresses qualify under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s LEEDs indoor air-quality program.

Compare OMI's Purity to the Competition. We'll Help...

How do other mattresses compare to the purity of OMI? What are their components, production processes, and finished-product testing? To know for sure, we invite you to use our purity guarantee when comparing OMI to the competition. Click here to download a copy of our purity guarantee or visit your local retailer to obtain a printed copy.

Processes, Certification and Testing OMI Others
Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)-Certified Organic Latex
National Organic Program (NOP)-Certified Organic Cotton Fill
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-Certified Organic Ticking
Oeko-Tex Human-Safe-Certified Latex
GOTS-Certified Organic Thread, Flannel, and Canvas
GOTS-Certified Organic Barrier-Cover Fabric
GOTS-Certified Organic Wool
GREENGUARD-Certified Water-Based Natural Latex Adhesive
USDA-Certified Organic Botanical Latex Sap
Eco-Factory™
Sanitized Organic Raw Materials
GOTS- and GOLS-Approved Production
Handmade in the USA
Certified by GREENGUARD® for Low VOC Emissions
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Flammability Tested and Passed 16 CFR 1632 and 1633
GOLS-Certifed Organic Latex Mattresses
GOTS-Certified Organic Innerspring Mattresses and Bedding Products

More Information, More Assurance

Our president and founder, Walter L. Bader, wrote the book on safe sleep, and we invite you to read it. Sleep Safe in a Toxic World: Your Guide to Identifying and Removing Hidden Toxins from Your Bedroom  was published in 2011. It was his second book on the topic (and an official Green Book Festival selection). His first book, Toxic Bedrooms: Your Guide to a Safe Night's Sleep, was published in 2007.