Thank you to Alicia Silverstone for mentioning our fabulous retailer Green for Bedroom and Baby and OMI in her recent post on her blog The Kind Life. Her website is a treasure trove of eco, vegan, and organic information, and we are proud to be included!
Here is a sample from Alicia's post:
"Several years ago, when I was looking to replace my previous (not very eco) mattress of 13+ years, I hunted high and low for an all-natural option. But here was the dilemma I faced: California state law requires that mattresses must be fire retardant, which is super-toxic. On the other hand, the natural alternative was wool – which wasn’t an option for me either.
That’s when the folks at Green for Bedroom and Baby helped me discover this great organic mattress company named OMI. Now, most of OMI’s mattresses are made with wool, and even though they maintain that they only source their wool from providers who treat their sheep humanely, I still felt uneasy about a wool mattress. After all, the sheep are still sent to slaughter at the end of their lives.
But, this is where OMI stepped it up. It turns out that the legal requirement for mattresses does make allowances in cases where a doctor can verify that there’s a medical excuse, such as an allergy to wool. A friendly chiropractor wrote me a note, which opened the door for Green for Bedroom and Baby and OMI to create a vegan, all-natural, all-healthy mattress for me (as they can do for anyone who has a doctor’s note). I wasn’t an unusual case – all of their mattresses are non-toxic, with no VOCs or Kevlar (a synthetic fabric used in everything from mattresses to armor to racing tires). And, with the proper doctor’s authorization, they are happy to custom-make the mattress wool-free as well."[caption id="attachment_308" align="aligncenter" width="401" caption="The Vegan Verona Topper"][/caption]
Read the entire post HERE and subscribe to her wonderful blog while you are there. She has such great informational articles as well as some really fun posts!