A quick online search can easily garner dozens of listicles claiming to reveal the ‘top ten eco-friendly mattresses’. What shocks me about most of these lists is that they almost invariably include mattresses made with polyurethane foam and other petrochemicals as well as toxic chemical flame retardants and other things you want to watch out for when buying a mattress. First and foremost, I strive to only recommend mattresses made with safe, natural (predominantly certified organic) materials, without toxic chemicals. Second, the products are offered by companies with a record of transparency and a commitment to environmental, labor, and social ethics. I take a wider view of eco-friendliness to encompass more than just the end product. You can read about our unique research process here.
- Overall Winners
- Traits nontoxic mattress manufacturers have in common
- The best eco-friendly mattresses – in depth reviews
Below, we offer our top picks overall and by category for eco-friendly mattresses. For more detail, scroll down for extensive reviews.
Best overall eco-friendly mattress – PlushBeds
PlushBeds are a big name in beds, make their mattresses in the USA, and have a solid reputation for customer service and quality. They offer a variety of high-quality eco-friendly mattresses, including the Luxury Bliss Innerspring Mattress (View Price on PlushBeds). This mattress has a raft of impressive eco-credentials and starts at just $999, rising to $2,098 for a Split Kind. The Luxury Bliss features a single layer of 100 percent natural latex and encased coils, which is a good option for anyone needing a little more support in their mattress and less motion transfer. The mattress measures 12” thick and has a wool layer with organic cotton encasement. It is free from chemical flame retardants, pesticides, glues, fungicides, synthetic fibers and blends, formaldehyde, heavy metals, petroleum fillers, phthalates, and other harsh chemicals.
Best combination of quality and cost for an eco-friendly mattress – Savvy Rest
If you’re looking for a combination of quality, cost, customization, reputation, CSR, and eco-friendly credentials, Savvy Rest are a great option for a mattress. Savvy Rest’s layered organic mattresses (View Prices on Savvy Rest) are GOTS-certified organic and are manufactured in a GOTS-certified facility. They offer both GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex and Vita Talalay latex, which is certified as Cradle to Cradle GOLD, a measure of its health impact, level of material re-use, water stewardship, and social fairness. The Serenity mattress is Savvy Rest’s flagship natural mattress (View Price on Savvy Rest). It can be customized to an impressive degree, allowing you to choose between Talalay latex or Dunlop latex for each of three layers, with a wide choice in firmness for each layer, across both sides, making this a great choice for couples with wildly different sleep needs. Savvy Rest also offer innerspring mattresses: the Serenity Spring (View Price on Savvy Rest) and the Earthspring™ (View Price on Savvy Rest) which is Greenguard GOLD certified.
Best ‘bed-in-a-box’ eco-friendly mattress – Avocado
Avocado are a fantastic newcomer to the mattress market and make eco-friendly ‘bed-in-a-box’ mattresses (View Prices on Avocado) using Eco-Institut certified 100 percent natural Dunlop latex, Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified New Zealand wool, recycled steel coils, GOTS-certified organic cotton and food-grade polypropylene fabric (non-woven and non-toxic) to encase the coils. All mattresses are Greenguard Gold certified, as are their toppers and pillows. All standard sizes are available, ranging from $959-$1,699 for the Avocado Green (View Price on Avocado), or $1,199-$2,199 for the Avocado Green plus Pillow Top. The prices are the same for the Avocado Green Vegan Mattress (View Price on Avocado) and pillow top. All of the mattresses are suitable for adjustable bed frames.
Traits nontoxic mattress manufacturers have in common
I heavily favor brands that:
- Employ eco-friendly construction practices that are safe for workers and the local community
- Are made in the U.S. or Canada using local materials (thereby minimizing transportation for most of our readers)
- Use recycled and recyclable packaging and minimize packaging where possible
- Actively find ways to minimize their carbon footprint
- Give back to their communities through legitimate charitable initiatives
- Are responsive to their customers
- Are transparent about what’s actually in their products
- Have third-party certifications that mean something
- Offer a decent warranty, not just 5 or 10 years
Maybe this seems like a tall order, but some mattress brands manage it, so why don’t they all?
A huge number of companies, small and large, have popped up in recent years offering mattresses that sound eco-friendly, at least at first glance. Upon closer inspection, a lot of the hype from these companies is revealed as simple greenwashing.
As far as possible, the companies I recommend not only use eco-friendly mattress materials but also show a commitment to environmentally friendly manufacturing practices and charitable enterprise.
The best eco-friendly mattresses – in depth reviews
PlushBeds Luxury Bliss Mattress
Highlight: Eco-friendly non-toxic mattress made with certified organic latex, cotton, and wool and innerspring coils encases in plant-fiber textile for less motion transfer and extra support.
PlushBeds are a big name in beds, make their mattresses in the USA, and have a solid reputation for customer service and quality. They offer a variety of high-quality eco-friendly mattresses, including the Luxury Bliss innerspring mattress (View Price on PlushBeds). This mattress has a raft of impressive eco-credentials and starts at just $999, rising to $2,098 for a Split Kind.
The Luxury Bliss features a single layer of 100 percent natural latex and encased coils, which is a good option for anyone needing a little more support in their mattress and less motion transfer. The mattress measures 12” thick and has a wool layer with organic cotton encasement. It is free from chemical flame retardants, pesticides, glues, fungicides, synthetic fibers and blends, formaldehyde, heavy metals, petroleum fillers, phthalates, and other harsh chemicals.
These mattresses have more robust green certifications than most mattresses and are made to order, so they aren’t sitting around in a warehouse gathering dust for months on end. PlushBeds offer a 100-night sleep trial and a 25-year warranty. All PlushBeds mattresses have Greenguard Gold certification and the Luxury Bliss is made with GOLS latex, GOTS cotton, GOTS and EcoWool wool and innersprings, and carries Oeko-Tex 100 certification.
PlushBeds also offer the all-latex Botanical Bliss Mattress, starting at $1,099 and rising to $2,898, and the Natural Bliss (vegan) Mattress, starting at $999 and rising to $2,498. Their Natural Bliss Mattress is a fantastic choice if you’re vegan or otherwise looking for a wool-free option.
Savvy Rest Serenity and Earthspring Mattresses
Highlight: Best affordable non-toxic eco-friendly GOTS certified customizable mattresses
If you’re looking for a combination of quality, cost, customization, reputation, CSR, and eco-friendly credentials, Savvy Rest are a great option for a mattress. Savvy Rest’s layered organic mattresses (View Prices on Savvy Rest) are GOTS-certified organic and are manufactured in a GOTS-certified facility. They offer both GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex and Vita Talalay latex, which is certified as Cradle to Cradle GOLD, a measure of its health impact, level of material re-use, water stewardship, and social fairness. The latex is sourced from rubber tree plantations that adhere to sustainable forestry practices.
The Serenity mattress is Savvy Rest’s flagship natural mattress (View Price on Savvy Rest). It can be customized to an impressive degree, allowing you to choose between Talalay latex or Dunlop latex for each of three layers, with a wide choice in firmness for each layer, across both sides, making this a great choice for couples with wildly different sleep needs. Savvy Rest also offer innerspring mattresses: Serenity Spring (View Price on Savvy Rest) and the Earthspring™ mattress (View Price on Savvy Rest) which is Greenguard GOLD certified.
Savvy Rest’s Serenity ranges in price from $1,999 for a Dunlop Twin to $4,799 for a Talalay Cali King. And, if you’re under 160 lbs or buying a mattress for a child, their Tranquility mattress is ideal and ranges from $1,699 to $3,999. They also offer excellent customization, so you can choose firmness across three layers and for both sides of the bed. And if you find that your mattress isn’t quite working for you, they’ll help you figure out which layer to switch out and to what, with the Serenity mattresses eligible for their 90-day Latex Exchange.
In terms of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and charitable giving, Savvy Rest are better than most. They are employee owned and boast B Corp status (none of the other mattress companies have this currently), donate to American Forests, and offset emissions through the Carbon Fund. Savvy Rest are also your best option if you’re looking for a particularly oddly shaped mattress, such as a circular mattress, for instance. But if you’d rather not have wool in your mattress, you’re out of luck with Savvy Rest. (Check out Naturepedic’s all-latex EOS Trilux model, PlushBeds Natural Bliss, or Rawganique’s vegan mattress.)
Savvy Rest and PlushBeds are very similar for latex mattresses, but PlushBeds are more affordable. Savvy Rest are also a bit miserly in terms of their return policy. Unlike most other companies, they just don’t do returns, claiming that to do so would necessitate them spraying their products with toxic chemicals. Other companies have a policy of arranging donations of returned mattresses to local shelters and such, so it seems odd that Savvy Rest won’t do the same. They do, however, have a pillow donation program, which is nice.
Avocado Green / Vegan Mattress
Highlight: Best eco-friendly mattress from an eco-friendly company!
Avocado are a fantastic newcomer to the mattress market and make eco-friendly ‘bed-in-a-box’ mattresses (View Prices on Avocado) using Eco-Institut certified 100 percent natural Dunlop latex, Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified New Zealand wool, recycled steel coils, GOTS-certified organic cotton and food-grade polypropylene fabric (non-woven and non-toxic) to encase the coils. All mattresses are Greenguard Gold certified, as are their toppers and pillows.
All standard sizes are available, ranging from $959-$1,699 for the Avocado Green (View Price on Avocado), or $1,199-$2,199 for the Avocado Green plus Pillow Top. The prices are the same for the Avocado Green Vegan Mattress (View Price on Avocado) and pillow top. All of the mattresses are suitable for adjustable bed frames.
Avocado make mattresses to order, by hand, in California, and they pay their workers a fair and living wage. They even ship mattresses in mostly recycled and fully recyclable packaging, are members of 1% for the Planet, and offset emissions using the CarbonFund, in addition to donating to various other social and environmental causes.
Avocado offer a 100-night sleep trial with free shipping and returns and a 25-year warranty. The mattresses are shipped compressed in a box, and they offer an in-home delivery service for $199 anywhere in the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska. They can also remove and recycle your old mattress and they’ve gained a fast reputation for exemplary customer service, even earning the top place for an innerspring mattress in 2018 from Consumer Reports.
Highlight: Non-toxic, eco-friendly, USA-made mattresses from a fantastic company but a little more expensive than competitors.
If you’re looking for customized comfort and support from an all-latex high-quality mattress, Soaring Heart’s Zoned Organic Latex Mattress might be just the ticket (View Price on Soaring Heart). Soaring Heart Natural Bedding Company is based in Seattle and have been in business for almost 30 years. They manufacture most of their mattresses on site and offer two main types of organic mattress, an innerspring and a latex model. The innersprings are made of 95 percent recycled steel and wool and have an organic cotton encasement. The latex mattresses are made with 100 percent natural organic latex, and they carry GOLS and GOTS certification, with certificates held by Soaring Heart themselves, not just the materials’ suppliers.
The company is highly transparent, disclosing all materials used in their mattresses and even outlining the process for making their organic latex. The Dunlop latex used in Soaring Heart mattresses has been tested and certified to be safe by an independent testing laboratory, The eco-INSTITUT. The latex is produced in accordance to the Global Organic Latex Standards (GOLS) and is certified by the Control Union.
The company avoids synthetics and makes sure all their materials are natural, organic, and grown responsibly, “no synthetics, no chemicals”. As such, Soaring Heart mattresses are free from chemical fire retardants, using instead natural latex in a tightly woven organic cotton encasement and a wool wrapping.
The wool and cotton in these mattresses is sourced from small farms and ranches, with Soaring Heart claiming to vet each supplier personally so they can be sure the materials are “grown by people who are passionate about the industry, their craft, and providing a quality product”.
Their signature Organic Latex Mattress is available in Twin, Extra Long Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King sizes and ranges in price from $1,678.95 to $2,865.45. Each mattress is handmade in Seattle from a single 6″ deep piece of 100 percent organic Dunlop latex. It is surrounded by a thin layer of soft organic wool and is soft and contouring, and supportive with a standard firmness. For a soft or extra firm mattress, you can contact the company directly.
Soaring Heart also offer a Zoned Organic Latex Mattress designed with five firmness zones, each offering specific support for a different part of your body to keep your back in alignment. This mattress comprises five latex cores surrounding by organic wool and cotton. It is available in Queen and King sizes only, which cost $3,255 and $3,822 respectively.
One thing I really like about Soaring Heart is their ‘Revitalization’ program. Acknowledging that natural fibers can, over many years, pack down and lose a little bounce, the company offers the option of adding a few new layers of cotton or wool, rather than replacing an entire mattress. They’ll even do this for you for the cost of raw materials and labor only, which usually amounts to around a fifth of what a whole new sleep system would cost, and which keeps more mattresses out of landfill. Oh, and they offer free shipping anywhere in the U.S. and can remove your old mattress for a fee of $100 if you live in the Seattle area.
One downside of Soaring Heart is their limited 30-day ‘Comfort Guarantee’, This is not a return program and instead extends only to exchanging your chosen mattress for one with a different comfort level. For actual returns due to defects, there appears to be a 30 percent restocking fee and the customer has to pay shipping, which seems rather miserly. They do offer a 20-year limited warranty, however.
Highlight: Eco-friendly highly customizable mattresses for a reasonable price!
Obasan are a relative newcomer to the mattress market but have shaken things up for the better! Their customized latex mattresses offer excellent value for money and make things super simple: just plug in some data about your sleep preferences, height, and so forth and their algorithm churns out three recommendations tailored to your needs. For all the ease this provides, however, it would still be nice if you could customize things manually.
Obasan make fantastic eco-friendly mattresses with a raft of quality certifications and what looks like a genuine commitment to transparency, sustainability, and customer service. They offer adult, kid, and crib mattresses with some very affordable options. They use GOTS certified organic cotton and organic wool and GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex, and they offer almost unparalleled customizability (only Savvy Rest have a similar level of choice).
You can even customize both sides of the adult mattresses queen-size and larger, which is perfect if you and your sleep partner have wildly different body shapes and preferences. I plugged in my data and was recommended a model costing $2,899 (at the low end of their price range), and was happy to see that you can switch around the layers over time, which is great if you’re looking for a mattress to see you through pregnancy or other major life change.
Mattresses range in depth from 8 inches tadeep to 12 inches deep, and prices go up to around $6,000 all-in for a King size. Obasan mattresses are a more budget-friendly option compared to OMI and Soaring heart, with much of the same customizability and many of the same eco-credentials. They ship to Canada as well as across the U.S.
Each mattress comes with a 20-year limited warranty, and a 30-night sleep trial, with an option to exchange layers within the first 180 days. Obasan mattresses are rolled and pressed at the factory in Canada, so they can be transported in smaller boxes to reduce the carbon footprint.
The company uses organic, humanely sourced wool, organic cotton that is sustainably farmed, and sustainably sourced latex, as well as making bed frames using wood from responsibly managed forests in Canada.
Swiss Dream Beds
Highlight: A whole eco-friendly sleep system ideal for those with a bad back.
Made in Canada, Swiss Dream beds offer both eco-friendly beds and mattresses made with Vita Talalay Latex, organic cotton and wool, and organic Aspen wood from Quebec, Ontario, and New England. This family owned small business is based in New Brunswick, Canada, and has been around since the 1970s. Their natural bed system is called the Huesler Nest and their mattresses are made with Cradle to Cradle Gold certified natural latex, Eco-Institut certified wool and organic cotton.
The mattress is best used with a Swiss Dream bed, but can be used with any solid wood bed frame. Mattresses have one medium firm side and one firm side, with a neutral layer in the middle, meaning you can flip the mattress to get the level of firmness you need. The mattresses are free from toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde and synthetic materials, and there is no off-gassing with this mattress. The open cell structure of latex as well as the pinhole design ensures optimal ventilation and the certified organic cotton cover helps protect the latex mattress and can be removed to be washed.
A 100% untreated virgin sheep’s wool topper completes the sleep system. This is naturally fire resistant, helps regulate temperature, is resistant to mold, mildew, and mites, and is made from wool from sheep living in Switzerland.
One downside of buying from a smaller company like Swiss Dream Beds is that they’re unable to offer much of a trial period. They do have a 21-day return period, but this doesn’t apply to the wool component, presumably because the wool is untreated and cannot be resold. The company relies on its reputation for excellent quality and customer service (they’re very responsive!), however, so you can be confident that if you have an issue, they’ll do their darnedest to help resolve it.
Swiss Dream Beds are a company that gives back, namely donating 10% of profits to local charities. And their mattresses are very affordable, with the company seemingly only making a profit on their beds, not their mattresses!
Swiss Dream Beds use ECO-Institut certified wool, Cradle to Cradle Gold certified Vita Talalay latex, GOTS certified cotton, and carry Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 (the more robust standard than the 100), Rainforest Alliance and Sustainable Furnishings Council certification. Not many other companies boast such eco-credentials, making Swiss Dream Beds the nearest rival to OMI in that department.
If you have multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) or simply want a high-quality mattress free from toxic chemicals and made with care from sustainably and humanely sourced materials, OMI are still the top choice. These mattresses carry more certifications than Swiss Dream Beds and any other mattresses on the market, have been rigorously tested and found to be durable and high-performance and OMI also created an entire eco-friendly factory to eliminate chemical exposure.
All in all, Swiss Dream Beds are a great option if you’re looking for a whole sleep system that offers comfort and support but without the zoned latex or innerspring design. Thanks to the responsive slat system, Swiss Dream Beds set-up will adapt to your needs (such as changing body weight or configuration), all without you having to switch out layers or otherwise lift a finger. This also makes Swiss Dream Beds a fantastic choice for a guestroom where multiple different people make use of a mattress over time.
Highlight: The best of the best! Top quality mattress made in a scent-free, smoke-free GOTS-certified factory in the USA, using GOLS 100% natural latex, GOTS wool and cotton, ideal for anyone with MCS.
Hands down, OMI is my top choice for an eco-friendly mattress if cost isn’t your main consideration. This company was founded by a man with a serious dedication and vested interest in making a mattress completely free from toxic chemicals. OMI not only use GOTS and GOLS certified materials in their mattresses, their manufacturing facility (Eco-Factory®) is an organic production facility certified by GOTS, smoke-free, and fragrance-free, and subject to regular audits.
The finished mattresses are also certified GOLS, GOTS, USDA Organic, and GreenGuard Gold for VOCs, as well as Oeko-Tex Standard 100. OMI offer a 90-day trial period and a limited 20-year warranty, and also offer financing options, including up to 6 months at 0% APR.
OMI mattresses include the OrganicPedic® Mattress Collection which was America’s first certified organic mattress. There are 15 mattresses in this collection, including crib, youth, hide-a-bed and adult mattresses. There are latex and innerspring options, plus latex/innerspring combinations, multiple fabric choices and customizable comfort levels on some options. The 81® and Duo organic mattresses, for instance, offer significant customizability through “sleep zones” that can be tailored to each sleeper and are adjustable over time (so your mattress can work with you as your needs change with age).
All of the organic mattresses in the OrganicPedic® mattress collection are built by hand in the company’s Eco-Factory™ in California. Comfort levels range from plush to extra firm. For a more-plush feel, choose the OrganicPedic Earth® organic mattress collection, which ranges in comfort level from ultra-plush to medium. The OrganicPedic Earth organic mattresses use less-firm latex layers designed specifically for comfort.
OMI’s REST Mattresses are their more affordable options. This collection combines pocket-coil technology with GOTS-certified organic cotton, GOTS-certified organic wool, and GOLS-certified natural latex.
If you have multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) or simply want a high-quality mattress free from toxic chemicals and made with care from sustainably and humanely sourced materials, OMI are the top choice. OMI mattresses carry more certifications than PlushBeds, Savvy Rest, Soaring Heart, Naturepedic, and every other mattress on the market. They have been rigorously tested and found to be durable and high-performance, and their latex mattresses are comparable in price to most other eco-friendly latex mattresses with fewer certifications. OMI mattresses also have a serious degree of customizability.
The OMI zoned mattress design means you can rejig the layers and zones to accommodate life changes such as pregnancy, injury, and ageing, or simply switch the mattress around to accommodate another person. So, although they are more expensive than some other eco-friendly mattresses, they could easily see you through several decades of life (and more than one partner!), making them cost effective long-term.
Naturepedic EOS Trilux Vegan Mattress
Highlight: An affordable, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and customizable vegan mattress.
The Naturepedic EOS® (Ergonomic Organic Sleep) Series includes the Trilux, which is an affordable, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and customizable vegan mattress (View Price on Naturepedic). Made in the USA, this mattress features certified organic cotton in addition to three layers of GOLS latex. All of the materials used in Naturepedic mattresses are certified organic and the finished mattresses are GOTS certified and Greenguard Gold certified.
The EOS Trilux is available in all standard sizes as Extra Firm, Firm, Cushion Firm, and Plush and you can easily switch out latex layers to customize firmness.
Naturepedic are part of 1% for the Planet and offer support to this non-profit organization and others. Their mattresses are made in Ohio by Amish craftsmen in a GOTS certified factory using fair labor practices. Unlike most mattress companies, where possible, Naturepedic’s certifications are written to the company themselves, not for outside suppliers.
The EOS Trilux has a 20-year warranty and a reputation for being very comfortable!
The Naturepedic EOS Trilux is available in all standard sizes, including Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and Cal King, and these range in price from $2,400-$4,700. As you can see, this mattress is a lot more expensive than PlushBeds Natural Bliss Vegan Mattress and the Avocado Vegan Mattress, which start at $999 and $959 respectively.
My Green Mattress
Highlight: An eco-friendly non-toxic all-latex mattresses at an affordable price
If you’re looking for an affordable eco-friendly mattress, My Green Mattress is a good choice, especially if you like a softer mattress. My Green Mattress offer a range of Greenguard Gold certified mattresses, including the all-latex Hope starting from $829. Their mattresses are made with 100 percent natural GOLS certified latex, quilted with a layer of Oeko-Tex certified U.S.-grown EcoWool to act as a chemical-free flame barrier. They also carry GOTS certification for the organic cotton encasement. Their other models include innersprings.
This mattress-in-a-box is made with eco-friendly, natural materials and the company’s founder worked in the mattress industry prior to setting up his own eco-friendly business.
The Hope Latex Mattress is medium-firm and suitable for most types of sleepers, side, stomach, and back. It is a spring-free, all-natural, contouring mattress with a plush surface that features 8 inches of latex including three transitional layers of 100% organic Dunlop latex. The firmest layer provides a supportive base, while a medium-firm layer in the middle will adjust and contour to your body. The top layer of soft latex provides a comfortable plush feel. This is topped by a soft, GOTS certified organic cotton and natural wool quilted cover.
As this mattress is one-sided, the company recommends rotating the mattress, head to foot, once a month for the first 3 months to ensure that it breaks in evenly. After this period, they recommend rotation once a season (or every 3-4 months) to prevent body indentations.
My Green Mattress offer free shipping, a 25-year warranty (full 10 year, then prorated), and a 100 night sleep trial. If you don’t want to keep the mattress after your 100 nights, they’ll work with you to donate it to a local charity and then refund your money. The company also offers a discount to members of the U.S. military. Unfortunately, there’s no indication that the company has a charitable arm other than the military discount and the donation/refund program.
Highlight: Eco-friendly, non-toxic handmade mattresses (but you might need a prescription!)
Rawganique offer three eco-friendly, non-toxic, safe, natural mattresses: the Dreamer, the Wayfarer, and the Dreamscape (View Prices on Rawganique). They also offer a variety of eco-friendly mattress toppers and futons and free shipping in the contiguous USA.
The Dreamscape (View Price on Rawganique) is a vegan friendly mattress made with organic U.S.-grown cotton and a natural latex core. As it has no natural fire retardants, or chemical ones, you need a doctor’s prescription to purchase this mattress in anything over a 5” thickness. The Dreamscape is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full/Double, Queen, and Eastern King sizes and several thicknesses from 1 inch to 8 inches. They also offer a California King 6″ Mattress (84″ x 72″ x 6″).
The natural rubber core in these mattresses is a medium firm Dunlop rubber, but it doesn’t seem to have GOLS certification or any other organic or eco-friendly certification. The rest of the filling and the cover are made of GOTS certified organic US-grown cotton. The combination of a firm natural rubber core sandwiched in layers of soft, fluffy organic cotton makes this mattress soft but stable and supportive. The combination of latex and cotton also offers durability over a cotton-only mattress.
The same mattress is available with a thin layer of wool, which acts as a natural fire barrier and a natural temperature regulator, in addition to keeping dust mites, mold, and mildew at bay. This mattress, the Wayfarer (View Price on Rawganique), is a little costlier because of the wool, which is procured from small farms in the U.S.
All of Rawganique’s mattresses are handmade in the U.S. and have a normal life expectancy of 10 or more years for organic cotton mattresses and 15 or more for latex mattresses, lasting longer if well maintained. Rawganique also offer the Dreamer Mattress (View Price on Rawganique), which is an organic cotton mattress with latex core and natural wool wrap as a fire barrier. Again, this one is handmade and is available in several thicknesses and sizes and has more cotton filling than most latex mattresses.
Rawganique was founded in 1997 by off-grid homesteaders on Denman Island off the west coast of Canada and have deliberately stayed small-scale over the last 20 years so as to preserve the integrity of their eco-friendly efforts. The company handcrafts products made with organic cotton, linen, and hemp, and maintains control of the purity and sustainability of their products by growing, weaving, knitting, and sewing most of them right on their homestead. The founders describe themselves as ‘chemically sensitive people’ who use only their own products because they can guarantee their purity.
Rawganique are an excellent choice for an all-latex mattress if you’re looking specifically for a thinner mattress that can be used as a massage mat, stowaway, or bunk mattress. Unfortunately, all the other mattress companies I recommend at LeafScore.com offer more robust certifications than Rawganique. So, even though Rawganique are one of my favorite smaller companies, they’re not an especially good option for mattresses. unless, as noted, you’re keen on a slimmer mattress. Even then, Soaring Heart offer a better certified range of shikibutons and thinner mattresses, albeit without a vegan-friendly option.