Here at Ecorazzi, we’re all about fusing environmental responsibility with all aspects of life. Whether it means eating differently, redefining how we shop, or supporting thoughtful organizations, we always strive to live as sustainably as possible. And that doesn’t stop when it’s time for bed!
Last week, Ecorazzi headed to Jordan’s Furniture in Boston, Massachusetts to hang out with author, host and celebrated eco lifestyle expert Danny Seo. While exploring the wonderland that is Jordan’s (seriously…this store is amazing), Seo shared with us his new favorite thing: the Simmons Natural Care mattress line.
Danny worked with the mattress manufacturer to create a product that isn’t only comfortable for your body, but also provides comfort for your inner-environmentalist, as well.
So what makes this thing so darn green? Allow me to break it down for you:
The mattress is made primarily from natural rubber tree based latex — a biodegradable material that’s also hypoallergenic and naturally dust mite, mold and mildew resistant. Beneath the latex is a layer of base foam enhanced with soy. The use of soy, as opposed to traditional foam, means that less petroleum was used in the manufacturing process, which ultimately leads to a lighter carbon footprint.
The cover of the bed is made from wood cellolosic fibers that are harvested from evergreen trees (instead of our precious hardwoods) and typically sourced from companies that participate in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Not skimping on even a single detail, even the interior grid is made from 80 percent recycled steel. In short, this is the real frigin deal!
Another cool thing about the Natural Care collection is that it’s the very first eco-friendly, all-vegan mattress, which, if you know anything about traditional mattresses, is sort of a huge deal.
In an exclusive video just for our readers, Danny says, “For all of you Ecorazzi readers who are also vegan, you’ll be happy to hear there’s absolutely no wool in this product; a lot of green beds use wool as a natural fire retardant. This is the first eco-friendly, vegan bed. So if you’re looking for the perfect sleep that doesn’t use any animal products, the natural care bed is perfect for you.”
I guess now might be a good time to reveal that the bed is also uber comfortable and comes with a 20-year warranty. Long story short: we left Boston with a new item at the very top of our holiday gift list. Oh, and for those who might add it to their shopping list, it’s important to note that when you buy a Natural Care mattress from Jordan’s Furniture, they’ll make sure that 95 percent of the materials from your old mattress gets recycled. That means no landfill madness!
Check out Danny’s video below and tell us what you think!