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Green Scene USA Article: OMI Keeps it Local With New OrganicPedic

If you are looking for a truly organic mattress look no further. The new OrganicPedic from Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI) is made using only 100-percent, certified organic cotton, 100-percent premium Eco-wool and 100-percent natural rubber latex. The big plus OMI is a Northern California based company, their factory is smoke-free, chemical-free, and fragrance-free and the mattresses are sold at local retailers. Helping to promote local economy.

So why is sleeping Organic so important to your health? We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, and an organic bed is an excellent way to ensure that, for at least 8 hours a day, we are free from exposure to the toxic chemicals so prevalent in consumer products today.

Organic mattresses are derived from natural materials. Conventional mattresses are made primarily of man-made materials derived from nonrenewable resources such as natural gas and petrochemicals. Plus, in conventional mattresses, fire retardants and other chemicals are used on cover fabrics and in the padding. Organic mattresses use wool, which is a natural flame resistant.

OMI produces the only adult mattress in North America to receive the coveted GREENGUARD and LEED certifications, granted only to products that meet low-VOC emission standards. Their exclusive ozone sanitation chamber assures purity against potential contamination from molds, yeasts, and bacteria. The compressed air is sterilized so that pollens are never forced into mattresses as they are under normal manufacturing processes.

The OrganicPedic mattress comes in a range of styles from Classic to Terra, to fit everyone’s budget and taste. OMI also produces pillows, pillow tops and comforters. My favorite is the shredded rubber pillow. I have never slept better. The pillow is made with a center chamber of shredded rubber surrounded by an outer chamber filled with Eco-Wool. This pillow has a zipper, so you can customize the pillow to your personal preference. This is perfect for me because I like my pillows a little on the flat side.

OMI is a full-circle environmental company dedicated to supporting America’s organic and sustainable farmers. The cotton is grown in Texas; the wool comes from humanely sheared Northern California sheep reared organically without antibiotics or hormones. The wood used in OMI’s wood-slat and box-spring foundations has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which ensures that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible way. The 100% natural rubber latex is sustainably harvested from tropical rubber tress and manufactured into cores in the USA.

To learn more about OMI or the find a local retailer near you go to www.omifactory.com.