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Swiss Bliss Mattress Company to Proudly Display its Premier Line of Double Sided Specialty Foam Mattresses at the Las Vegas Furniture Market in Januar

by marklovetv @ Swiss Bliss

(January 4, 2018) – What started as an idea just three short years ago has developed into a Premium Quality Mattress line with nationwide distribution capabilities. At a time when so many people from outside the mattress industry were entering the e-commerce arena, two regional mattress veterans dreamed of something other than a “ME TOO” […]

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Beloit Mattress vs. Mattress By Appointment

by Sara Seidel @ Beloit Mattress

Many mattress companies state that they offer the best quality beds at the lowest prices. To stick to their claims, they find ways to prove they are cutting costs in...

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Mattress Lot Awards 2016 College Scholarships

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

Neighborhood owned Mattress Lot awarded its’ annual Dream Big scholarships to eight Eastside graduating seniors this past Spring. Four students earned $1000 Read More

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Natural & Organic Handmade Mattresses | Gardner Mattress

Natural & Organic Handmade Mattresses | Gardner Mattress


Gardner Mattress

Based out of New England, Gardner Mattress is devoted to crafting our classic and organic mattresses by hand in the USA to give you the best night possible.

Bedfax® at ISPA Seeking Answers From Mattress Manufacturers, Suppliers & Retailers

Bedfax® at ISPA Seeking Answers From Mattress Manufacturers, Suppliers & Retailers


bedfax

Bedfax®  sponsored a table at the 2017 ISPA (International Sleep Products Association) Conference in order to conduct the first phase of a new survey asking about transparency in marketing and the use of the BEDFAX as a tool for selling mattresses.  More to come on this very soon. Dale and Tambra en

12 Mattress Brands That Are Made in America

12 Mattress Brands That Are Made in America


This American House

In our attempt to furnish the house with only secondhand or American made products, I found myself researching mattresses that are manufactured in the United States. As it turns out, there are quit…

Are There Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Your Mattress?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

What Are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are used, in the manufacturing process, of many items found in our homes. The term “volatile” means that these are chemicals that can easily get into the air that you breathe each day and end up inside of your body. “Organic” means that they are carbon-based. U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies have discovered that VOCs Read More

Gold Certified Sustainable Mattress Store

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

Mattress Lot gets the gold! The neighborhood owned mattress store is Portland’s first ever mattress store to earn the prestigious Read More

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Which Mattress Is Highly Recommended By Chiropractors and Orthopedic Specialists?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Restful sleep is essential for overall health and well being. It plays an important role in your physical health, mental health and quality of life. But, for many Americans, getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge, particularly for those with back pain, and particularly for those whose mattress is working against them, rather than for them. The American Chiropractic Association reports that at any Read More

Sleep Tight: Top Two Sleeping Positions For the Spine

by buismattress @ Buis Mattress

Maintaining good spine health goes beyond diet and exercise—it also includes sleep. Two recommended sleeping positions should be taken advantage of for optimal spinal alignment. 1. On The Back Sleeping on the back is the most ideal position. Working in conjunction with a quality mattress, this position naturally aligns the spine, neck, and shoulders. This […]

STATEWIDE MATTRESS RECYCLING PROGRAM DEBUTS IN CALIFORNIA

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

Allows In-State Retailers No-Cost Drop-Off at Participating Recycling Facilities Alexandria, VA – Today, California’s Mattress Stewardship Plan will take effect, making it the second state in the nation to launch a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs. The program is administered by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the […]

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Three Companies Barred from Advertising Mattresses as Free From Volatile Organic Compounds Without Scientific Evidence to Back Up Claims

Three Companies Barred from Advertising Mattresses as Free From Volatile Organic Compounds Without Scientific Evidence to Back Up Claims


Federal Trade Commission

Under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, three mattress manufacturers have agreed to stop making unsupported claims that the mattresses they sell are free of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Best Types of Mattresses for Different Stages of Life

by buismattress @ Buis Mattress

Since a mattress is a purchase that a person usually plans to keep for a while, it’s especially important to find just the right fit. One way to make the shopping process easier is for the purchaser to consider what stage of life he or she is in. Here are a few tips. Children and […]

What do you know about the Better Sleep Council?

by Mary Helen @ International Sleep Products Association | ISPA

The BSC is the consumer-education arm of International Sleep Products Association and has been helping consumers understand the critical relationships between sleep, health and quality of life and the key role that a quality #mattress and the #sleep environment plays in this equation. Watch this video and learn more about what the BSC does for your industry.  

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Mattress Lot featured in 48 Hour Film Festival entry

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

Directed by Mattress Lot Delivery Manager Casey McFerone, “Flirting Interrupted” is a clever romance/drama short film produced entirely on-site in Read More

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4 Top Sleep Tips for Brand New Moms

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

The arrival of a new baby is such an exciting time in your life. You waited 9 months to meet your child, and now they’re here! If this is your first child, you should prepare yourself for some significant changes in your schedule for a season. You should also expect to let some things go while you adjust to the...

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What is Sleep Paralysis? Symptoms and Treatments

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

Ever been in a dream where you’re trying to run but you can’t? Or you’re moving really slowly and just can’t go any faster? Well, sometimes that happens in real...

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Buzzworthy Sleep Gifts for People Who Just Love to Sleep

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

If you’re stumped on the perfect present for someone on your list, here’s a little tip: Everyone loves to get good sleep. So whether it’s a simple stocking stuffer or...

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The Spindle roll packer. Your mattress’ best friend!

by Kim Novick @ spindle

Spindle was founded with the vision of selling remarkable mattresses at kickass prices using an e-commerce platform. Integral to our plan is the ability to ship cost effectively to a residential address. Watch the video and learn how we can get even a king size mattress into three easy to handle boxes.

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Under Bed Chest

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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How do you use your bed?

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

If you’ve had trouble sleeping at night, it may be due to the way you use your bed the rest of the day. It’s only natural to want to do activities like browsing the internet, reading a book, watching a show, or playing video games in bed. After all, the bed can often be far […]

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Hampton 4-Drawer Chest

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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How Mattresses and Lower Back Pain Are Related

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Do you wake up feeling ready to take on the day or do you wince at the pain that shoots from your lower back? Waking up to pain doesn’t give anyone a good start to a day full of responsibilities. Whether you’re working a rigorous 9 to 5 or are up at the crack of dawn with the kids, you...

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Exchanging Zzz’s for A’s

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

If there is one thing all college students know, it’s that sleep is a hot commodity that many want but few get. Keeping your eyes open in the hopes of learning something is a struggle many college students face. To earn better grades, students have been known to pull all-nighters and down coffee like water. […]

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From Arthritis to Chronic Back Pain, Finding the Right Mattress for Your Medical Condition is Important

by Julia Rosien @ Restonic

If you have a medical condition, the mattress you sleep may impact your ability to sleep, feel well-rested in the morning and your overall health. Learn how to find a mattress right for you and your health.

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Mattress Lot Makes Colleges Dreams a Reality for 2017 Graduates

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

Mattress Lot has awarded it’s 2017 “Dream Big” college scholarships to seven East-Side Portland graduating seniors. This year Mattress Lot Read More

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Best Soft Mattress for Your Needs

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Pros and Cons of the 5 Leading Mattress Types on the Market

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

Do You Know Which Mattress Type Suits You Best? America has always been a country based on innovation, and with that comes a wide variety of product choices. Just as...

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Bowles Mattress Co.

Bowles Mattress Co.


Bowles Mattress Co.

Bowles Mattress Co.

These Memory Foam Benefits Will Transform the Way You Sleep

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

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Sleep, Weight Gain, and the Holidays

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

The holidays are over and New Year’s Resolutions are being put to the test. Those post-holiday snacks and junk food in the cupboards could cost you…close to two pounds, in fact. A study done by the University of Colorado Boulder, had participants that gained roughly two pounds (BedTimes). These same participants slept a mere five […]

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Organic Mattress, Inc – Now at Mattress Lot

by Mattress Lot @ The Mattress Lot

Organic Mattress, Inc. (OMI) operates America’s only 100% certified organic mattress factory. Located in Northern California, the OMI plant operates Read More

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5 Shopping Tips for College Wholesale Bedding

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

When it’s time to replace dorm mattresses, there’s a lot to consider. You have to buy a large number of mattresses that will fit your budget AND be durable enough...

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The Jamison Timeline - Jamison Bedding

The Jamison Timeline - Jamison Bedding


Jamison Bedding

1875 – Robert D. Jamison Opens Furniture Store in Nashville, TN. 1883 – Robert D. Jamison Starts Making Mattress on Bank of Cumberland River Nashville, TN. 1890 – Jamison Starts Supplying The Hospitality Market 1925 – Henry D. Jamison Sr. Becomes President 1940 – Advent of WWII- Company Grows by [...]

Your Factory-Direct Mattress Store is Thankful for Another Year of Well Rested Customers

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

When our family started making mattresses in 1929, we had one goal in mind: To put customers first. Nearly nine decades later...

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SSA Has Revised Its Vision, Mission, Elected New Officers and Board Members, Two New Websites, the BEDFAX® Program and Created a New SSA Logo

by Dale T. Read @ Blog - bedfax

After two years of working-committee meetings and SSA Board of Directors meetings, the Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) has completed the non-profit industry group’s updated vision and mission statements; elected new officers; created an expanded board; introduced two new websites (www.sleepinformation.org and www.bedfax.org ); introduced the final, restructured BEDFAX® consumer disclosure contents label program and promulgated the new SSA logofor membership and marketing purposes at the Las Vegas Summer 2016 market.
Starting with a meeting held in the snow in Boulder, Colorado in the early spring of 2014, over a period of two years the SSA redefined its overall vision for the future and its mission (see below) , and then set about restructuring the governing board, the association’s websites, its consumer transparency labeling program and concluded this fundamental phase of the change process with the introduction of the new clean, crisp and modern SSA logo (see attached). “It took us two plus years,” says SSA President Dale T. Read; “however, this focused non-profit industry association has emerged with new board members and officers, new vitality and energy, new websites, a renewed message and a new look and feel with both the BEDFAX® program and the SSA logo.”

MISSION STATEMENT
“To serve sleep innovators, both manufacturing and retail, by promoting members, product transparency, and education.”

Vision
SSA’s vision is to be a trusted authority for consumers on product transparency and education for specialty sleep products.

“Our re-focus with the updated mission statement,” says Read, “puts us back center stage in the business of advocacy for innovators and emerging companies in the specialty sleep field. If you look at our SSA Showroom in Las Vegas, where we have over 30 manufacturing exhibitors, you will see innovative, cutting edge products offered by emerging companies. These innovators offer the industry new types of foams, suspension systems, biometric monitoring and measurement systems, organic materials, new designs, accessories for heating and cooling,  power and electronics, as well as top-of-bed, under-the-bed andfashion accessories to name a few of the product categories,” says Read. “For over two decades we have been an advocate or a host for emerging specialty sleep companies offering new products to the retail marketplace. Many of the larger, well known mattress/ bedding exhibitors in Las Vegas today started out with the SSA over 20 years ago on our show floors in Orlando, San Francisco or Las Vegas. Both returning and new companies approach us for every market, and we are pleased to serve the vital role as an advocate and a sponsor for these emerging companies,” states Read.

“We should also note because of this vital service, which we offer specialty sleep and accessories manufacturers and the attending retailers of all types and sizes, we have sold out our show space for the past several years.  Since the time following the Recession in 2010, we at the SSA have experienced a strong rejuvenation, and financial solvency that allows us to carry out our multi-faceted mission focused around advocacy and retailer education of innovative sleep products.”

News Leadership and the Next Horizon  

This past summer in Las Vegas, the SSA elected three new officers to govern the board and added two new members to the SSA board.  Angela Owen, CEO and Owner of Colorado based Suite Sleep was elected to serve as Chairman of the Specialty Sleep Association. Owen, who has more than fifteen years of experience in the sustainable bedding industry, sees her leadership as a bold challenge to try to change the industry’s “smoke and mirrors” sales tactics to clear and transparent product labeling. “As the new chairperson of the SSA, I see two distinct challenges ahead,” states Owen, “First, we need to redirect our education and appeal for the BEDFAX®  transparency labeling program to retailers and consumers, as opposed to just manufacturers. Secondly, we are going to explore added-value for SSA members to encourage growth and expansion of our membership including specialty sleep retailers, manufacturers and industry suppliers,” says Owen.

Sarah Bergman, who is Vice President of Marketing & Creative for PureCare, who oversees the company’s brand development, design, social media, PR, marketing and retail enhancements ( POP,etc.) was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the SSA. At the same meeting, Pascal Roberge, Director of Sales for Beaudoin, a leader in bed frames, support systems and upholstered beds was elected to serve as the SSA Secretary / Treasurer. Among other duties, Roberge will be focused on developing SSA-sponsored research and marketing advocacy for the expanding under-the-bed, frame and support category.  Dale Read and Tambra Jones were also re-appointed to serve respectively as President and Executive Director of the SSA.

In addition to the three newly elected officers, the SSA board also elected two new members to the board expanding it to a total of ten voting members.

With the goal of increasing and strengthening retailer representation on the SSA board, the board has elected specialty sleep veteran Brian Davis, General Manager of the Saint Louis, MO-based Bedroom Store with 15 locations in the Midwest. Davis’s long affiliation with specialty sleep guru and former President of the SSA Denny Boyd helps re-focus the SSA in its mission to address specialty sleep issues at the retail level. Davis will serve for three years on the board. At the same time, looking for new blood and an international perspective, the board elected Thomas Frismodt, CEO of US-based Danican, an innovative and growing specialty sleep company, to a three-year term. Frismodt has blazed a trail of marketing and product achievements at companies in Denmark, Sweden and now in North and South America. Frismodt’s company brings a new, expanding and modern touch to the SSA showroom C-1565 at the World Market Center, Las Vegas.

The unveiling or introduction of the new SSA Logo was the final act or icing on the new cake for the SSA. The logo was developed by a branding committee consisting of Sarah Bergman, Mark Miller, Angela Owen and Tambra Jones. “We are pleased to introduce this new, clean, contemporary and stylish logo: one that fulfills our vision, mission and our future plans. It works very well with our new BEDFAX® logo introduced earlier in the year at the ISPA EXPO in Florida, states Executive Director Jones.

Leesa vs Lull Mattress- What You Need To Know

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

The Spindle story. About our natural latex mattress.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

Spindle Mattress was founded by Neal Van Patten, a fourth generation mattress maker, to build heirloom quality mattresses and sell them on the internet at kick-ass prices. Selling direct to customers is in Neal's […]

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Can a Bed with an Adjustable Base Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Over 22 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea and nearly 80% of cases remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea leads to restless nights and can be linked to serious health issues. In addition to conventional treatments such as CPAP machines or surgery, you may want to consider a bed with an adjustable base. Raising Your Head Reduces Throat...

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Blue Bell Mattress, King Koil Extend Licensing Agreement

by naturasleep @ Blue Bell Mattress

EAST WINDSOR, Conn., Dec. 2, 2016 – Building on a long-standing relationship, Blue Bell Mattress Co. has renewed its licensing agreement with top...

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How to Pick a Pillow

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

Did you know that your  pillow can account for about 30% of your overall sleep satisfaction?  At Mattress Lot, our Read More

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MRC Adds New Territory Representative to California Team

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

MRC would like to welcome Elizabeth Wagner to our California implementation team. She will be responsible for a variety of program tasks including working with municipalities, retailers, recyclers, and other mattress generators in Northern California. Wagner’s previous experience includes over two years working for CalRecycle to oversee product stewardship programs affecting other product categories in […]

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Sleep Better with these Wolf Inspired Tips!

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

Getting better sleep isn’t always easy, but it is necessary! Too little sleep can leave you groggy and make it difficult to accomplish your daily goals. Worse yet, insomnia can leave you exhausted the next day. With these easy tips, we can have you sleeping the way you deserve! So, as we always say, “Quit […]

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Tufted Mattress 101

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Mattresses greatly vary in their materials and make. As you browse through mattress options, you’ll find yourself knee-deep in terms that relate to mattresses like softness, support, innerspring, memory foam, tufted, non-tufted, and many other attributes that define the product. On this list, hand tufting is an incredibly desirable feature. Here’s why. What is Tufting? Tufting is the process of...

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Bedfax® Member NATUREPEDIC ORGANIC featured in OTA News

by Tambra Jones @ Blog - bedfax

From The Organic Trade Association Newsletter May 5th

Beyond food: Organic lifestyle brands star in pop-up event in New York -Organic Trade Association and sponsors present "Live Organic from Farm to Home"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2017)—Organic is not just for eating anymore, and more than a dozen cutting-edge and innovative organic fashion and home textile brands are helping the Organic Trade Association (OTA) prove that point in an inspiring, educational and entertaining two-day pop-up event in the heart of Manhattan.

Presented by OTA and OTA's Fiber Council with the generous support of 24 outstanding sponsors, the specially designed pop-up venue – open to the public on Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6, at the Treehaus organic café and food market -- showcases the latest in organic products for the home and for the closet. 

The all-organic pop-up shop features organic cotton T-shirts and baby clothes, organic wool sweaters and socks, organic sheets and blankets, even organic mattresses. "Live Organic from Farm to Home" is connecting the dots between that organic T-shirt or sweater and the organic cotton farmer and the organic sheep raiser; between the organic mattress factory or an organic fabric dyeing factory and the downstream impact on our water and soil.

"At Timberland, we hold ourselves accountable for what goes into our products as well as how they're made, and we're constantly seeking innovative solutions to reduce their environmental impact," said Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director for outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, one of the event's sponsors. "Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides and requires significantly more water than organically grown cotton. As such, Timberland has had a longstanding goal of increasing our use of organic cotton year over year." 

Kicking off #LiveOrganic was a VIP reception on Thursday evening. Media guests met and mingled with the leaders and pioneers of the organic textile industry, talked with the farmers who are committing their lives to growing organic fiber in the most environmentally sustainable way, and heard the unique stories of each of the sponsoring brands. 

"We've worked diligently for 23 years to maintain our integrity as environmental stewards and to educate the consumer on the importance of using U.S. grown organic cotton. You care about what you put into your body ...you should care about what you put on your body as well," said Jimmy Wedel, an organic cotton farmer from the Texas High Plains and President of the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative (TOCMC) in Lubbock, Texas. TOCMC farmer members produce most of the organic cotton grown in this country. Wedel is a third generation farmer who farms over 4,000 areas, almost all certified organic.

Living an organic lifestyle

Today's consumer is embracing an organic food-to-fashion-and-home lifestyle. Organic food is now found in over 80 percent of American kitchens. And the American organic textile market is now a billion-dollar-plus market, posting robust double-digit growth in recent years. Organic fiber is in demand for everything from organic bath towels to baby clothes to high fashion. Consumers are increasingly looking for clean products without toxins, unnecessary ingredients, and which are produced in ways that do not harm the environment.

"Coyuchi knows how important organic fiber and sustainable practices are to our customers, so we've gone one step further," said Eileen Mockus, CEO of Coyuchi organic bedding company. "To extend the longevity of our organic cotton bedding and towels and ensure it won't end up in a landfill, we're created our new circular subscription service which lets you send back your linens and allows us to renew, upcycle, or recycle them." 

More than 13 million tons of textiles end up in U.S. landfills, according to findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But long before textiles reach the landfill, the production of conventional fiber is compromising the environment. Over thirty eight million pounds of pesticides were used on conventional cotton in 2014 in the U.S., making cotton third in terms of pesticide use after only corn and soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sponsors of #LiveOrganic inspired the enthusiastic gathering on Thursday when they shared the mission of their companies and the passion for a clean world that created – and continues to create – their widening array of products.

"Responsible sourcing through environmentally and socially conscious practices, along with a commitment to transparency and community are important to everyone at Ramblers Way," said Nick Armentrout, Supply Chain Manager for sustainable and organic clothing maker Ramblers Way. "When Ramblers Way sources organic wool, we use the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) to help us assure environmental and social standards are followed from farm to fabric to fashion."

"From the field to your home, the Grund organic cotton bath rugs offer a chemical free option – no harmful pesticides and chemicals during production, harvesting and processing," said Michael Twer, Vice President, Sales/General Manager for organic bath maker Grund. "Each rug to towel is responsibly made to the absolute highest social and environmental standards, and the cotton used can be traced to the very community of cultivation."

"Naturepedic mattresses do not contain any polyurethane foam, formaldehyde, pesticides, GMOs, vinyl or any questionable materials," said Chris Robinson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Naturepedic organic mattress company. "Our mattresses are made without harmful chemicals of any kind, including flame retardant chemicals, or chemical flame barriers."

While the pop-up focuses on what we put on our body, the dots also connect organic cotton production to healthy organic food. Two-thirds of the harvested organic cotton crop is used in food and cattle feed. Organic cottonseed has been found to be a source of high nutrition, protein and energy in organic animal feed rations, and to boost milk production and butterfat in dairy cows. Cottonseed oil is one of the most widely used cooking oils, and organic cottonseed oil offers consumers the huge benefits of being produced from crops grown without pesticides and chemicals. 

"Our company was founded on the belief that organic makes a difference for families, farming communities and the environment," said Mike Ferry, president of Horizon Organic dairy company. "That commitment remains true today, so we are proud to support organic throughout the supply chain, in the dairy industry and beyond, and are happy to sponsor the OTA's first Live Organic from Farm to Home Pop-Up Shop."

A healthier world for all, from farm to home

OTA's Organic Fiber Council was convened in 2015 with the goal to unite the organic fiber sector with a cohesive voice, identify the challenges and opportunities in the organic fiber sector, educate the consumer about the importance of organic fiber, and help move the sector forward. 

"OTA and the Organic Fiber Council are thrilled to be telling the story of organic fiber and textiles, and to be showing the public in such a fun and engaging way why it truly makes a difference when you choose organic in every part of your life. And we're honored to be working with these industry pioneers – they're creating a healthier world for all of us," said Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs for OTA and staff coordinator for the Organic Fiber Council.

The #LiveOrganic pop-up can be visited on May 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Treehaus MiMA, 470 West 42nd St.

The sponsoring organic fiber brands are Coyuchi, Dhana, Gallant, Grund, MetaWear, Naturepedic, Organic Cotton Plus, prAna, Ramblers Way, Spiritex, Synergy, Syona Home and Timberland. Sponsoring brands, farmers, organizations and retailers are Control Union, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Horizon Organic, OneCert, Oregon Tilth, MOM's Organic Market, Organic Valley, Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative, Textile Exchange, Whole Foods, and the Richard D. Siegel Law Offices.

Modifying the comfort of your mattress.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

The unique design of a Spindle mattress gives you the ability to modify its comfort to meet your needs. In this video we demonstrate the process of firming up the feel of our Medium natural latex mattress.

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Nonwoven products for mattress manufacturers. Call Today.


Vita Nonwovens - Different by Design.

With over 50 years of experience in the bedding industry we have become the leader in fiber technology, product innovation, and quality. From natural FR solutions to down alternatives to foam replacement, our mattress and bedding products provide unparalleled performance and value for our customers. Our Products Soft Embrace Climawatt EnVita VitaSafe

Hampton Armoire

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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Stop New Tariffs on Lumber Used in Foundations

by Jasmine Wood @ International Sleep Products Association | ISPA

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced preliminary tariffs of 3.02% to 24.12% on softwood lumber imported from Canada. These tariffs, which will be applied retroactively to lumber imported from Canada over the last 90 days, could significantly drive up costs for mattress manufacturers and disrupt production. US mattress producers use Canadian softwood lumber […]

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Platinum Twin Over Full Bunk

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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Better bedfellows: how mattress manufacturers are stopping the waste

Better bedfellows: how mattress manufacturers are stopping the waste


the Guardian

Social enterprise Soft Landing is joining forces with bed manufacturers in a push to recycle mattress parts and divert it from landfill

Take These Steps for a Restful Night’s Sleep

by marklovetv @ Swiss Bliss

It goes without saying that sleep is a beautiful thing. We all look forward to hopping into our beds at the end of a long day, but sometimes the beauty of slumber is too hard to reach. Prevent tossing and turning tonight with these easy tips that will get you sleeping in no time. Step […]

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Sleep Positions

by niel @ The Mattress Factory

What’s Your Favorite Position? While sleeping, of course, we tend to have a favorite position. Which one are you and what does it say about your personality? According to the Better Sleep Council, there are six basic sleeping positions. In … Continue reading

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The Cost of Pulling an All-Nighter

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

Whether you’re a parent with a newborn or a young child, a college student cramming for a big test or panicking over a ten-page paper, or a worker who’s stressing out over a project due the next day, many of us can relate to the fatigue of pulling an all-nighter. While many try to ‘catch […]

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Benefits of an Adjustable Bed

by niel @ The Mattress Factory

You may have seen commercials touting the benefits of an adjustable bed but what’s the real story? Do they actually provide an improved night of sleep? The general idea is to provide a mattress that offers more comfort and functionality … Continue reading

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The Cost of Fatigue

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

Tired employees can be costly to a business. With the holiday season upon us, longer shifts means more exhausted employees. To learn how much this could be costing your business, check out the NSC Fatigue Cost Calculator. This online calculator was developed thanks to the combined efforts of the Itasca, Illinois-based National Safety Council and investigators at […]

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Rhode Island Plan Approved

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

On January 13, 2016, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) approved the Rhode Island Mattress Recycling Plan proposed by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage the statewide mattress recycling program established by General Law 23-90.  This makes Rhode Island the third state to […]

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Is Your Mattress Affecting Your Job?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

When you’re well rested you feel like you can take on the world. However, if you’re feeling groggy in the morning and sluggish at work, your professional life is likely to be affected. Are You Waking Up Feeling Tired? Starting your day feeling exhausted isn’t a great way to begin the day. In fact, scientific evidence shows that sleep deprivation...

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ISPA Issues 2nd Forecast for 2016

by ISPA @ International Sleep Products Association | ISPA

ISPA’s Statistics Committee has released the 2nd forecast for the U.S. mattress market for 2016. This forecast covers calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Unit and value growth is expected to continue over the forecast period. Based in part on an economic analysis prepared by the University of Michigan, and input from the Committee, the […]

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Clare Bedding

Clare Bedding


Clare Bedding

Handcrafted Mattresses Since 1936.

MRC launches Illegal Mattress Dumping Compensation Program in California

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

MRC has just launched a program to help mitigate costs of collecting illegally dumped mattresses in California communities. This program allows agencies responsible for the collection of illegally dumped mattresses from the public right-of-way, including California local governments, certain permitted solid waste facilities, and authorized solid waste operations to receive payment from MRC for the collection of […]

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Dormitory Mattress - American Bedding Manufacturers

Dormitory Mattress - American Bedding Manufacturers


American Bedding Manufacturers

Dormitory mattress - the most durable of our mattress choices. Offers the residential mattress feel that has made it a traditional favorite for decades.

Does Stress Affect Your Sleep Cycle?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Whether you’re a student or working back-to-back shifts at work, juggling multiple responsibilities can make you feel overwhelmed. Sometimes deadlines, children’s tantrums, and social events can snowball to a critical mass, negatively affecting your health. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, stress can affect your health these ways and more: Decreasing your energy level Reducing your attention span Triggering...

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Watch Us Make a Heart-Shaped Mattress

by Avelient Search Engine Marketing @ The Mattress Factory

At Shovlin Mattress Factory, we’re able to provide products and services that major manufacturers cannot provide. We build custom mattresses of varying sizes and/or shapes–including hearts!

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Debt’s Effect on Sleep

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Across the country, 80 percent of Americans are in debt today – a reality that could be hurting more than just their wallets. Research has shown Americans who experience mental health issues are more likely to be in debt. This can also lead to physical health concerns, like high blood pressure and the potential for […]

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Free Delivery — Cyclists or Bus Riders

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

Mattress Lot’s owners and team members are committed to alternative transit options which help reduce carbon emissions. We encourage our Read More

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Too much REM sleep is a bad thing!

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

Tired? Exhausted? Sleeping normal hours but waking up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? You may be getting too much REM sleep, and your diet could be pushing you there. REM sleep is the stage where dreaming typically occurs and has faster heart rate and breathing. REM sleep is considered less restorative than a […]

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Temperature and Sleep

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

Have you ever noticed that you find sleeping in a cool room preferable to sleeping in a warm one? Or have you ever noticed how amazing a cool pillow feels compared to a warm one? If so, then you won’t be surprised to hear that the perfect temperature for a good night’s sleep is between 60° […]

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SSA President Dale Read clarifies who can and cannot use the USDA-NOP Seal in their marketing

SSA President Dale Read clarifies who can and cannot use the USDA-NOP Seal in their marketing

by Tambra Jones @ Blog - bedfax

The following does not represent a legal opinion or a legal representation. This is merely a research report on links and materials readily available from USDA-NOP and the Organic Trade Association (OTA.)

Manufacturers of Finished Textile or “Fiber” Products May NOT Use the USDA-NOP Seal.

A question has arisen on a number of occasions with members of the Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) and other mattress, pillow and textile products manufacturers concerning the use of the USDA-NOP Seal with marketing tools, websites, signage and public relations.

The US Government USDA and the USDA-National Organic Program (NOP) receive their authority and financing through the Farm Bill. As a result the jurisdiction or authority to create standards and enforcement for the USDA-NOP are reserved for “agricultural crops or animals  and the farms, ranches and plantations where these agri-products are grown or raised, and in the case of food products, the subsequent processing. The farms are inspected and the agri-source receives the USDA-NOP certification and use of the seal. If you use cotton, wool, coir, hemp or other “organic” fibers, even if they originate on a farm or an agricultural site that has the USDA-NOP seal, the minute you handle, wash, comb, spin, weave or process the textile or create a finished textile or fiber product, you are not authorized to use that USDA-NOP seal. There are NO USDA-NOP mattresses, pillows, futons,  toppers, sheets, comforters, or other mattress and bedding products.

The labeling requirements of the NOP apply to raw, fresh products and processed products that contain organic agricultural ingredients. Agricultural products that are sold, labeled, or represented as organic must be produced and processed in accordance with the NOP standards. Except for operations whose gross income from organic sales totals $5,000 or less, farm and processing operations that grow and process organic agricultural products must be certified by USDA-accredited certifying agents.

https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/organic/organic-seal

https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/Using%20the%20Organic%20Seal%20Factsheet.pdf

Since then, the seal has become a highly sought-after labeling mark in the world of agricultural products and has appeared on millions of labels, advertisements, and marketing materials.

https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/OrganicTextilePolicyMemo.pdf

Textile products that are labeled as “organic” must not:

•Use the USDA organic seal unless they are certified in accordance with the NOP regulations. 

•Imply or lead the consumer to believe that the final product is certified under the NOP Regulations unless they are certified in accordance with the NOP regulations. 

•Use a combination of both organic and non-organic sources for a single fiber that is identified as “organic” in the final product.

https://ota.com/sites/default/files/indexed_files/OTA_FiberAdvocacy_140915.pdf

As a practical alternative, the policy memo explicitly confirms that textile products produced in accordance with GOTS, such as apparel, mattresses, or socks, may be sold as “organic” in the United States, although they may not refer to NOP certification or carry the USDA Organic seal. 

ISPA EXPO Registration is NOW OPEN!

by ISPA @ International Sleep Products Association | ISPA

Your colleagues, your clients, your competition, your prospects—mattress industry leaders and innovators from all corners of the globe—will converge at ISPA EXPO to gain a competitive edge, get inspired and do business. And you are invited to join them. EXPO is your chance to: ENVISION new possibilities with fresh insights EXPLORE aisle after aisle of […]

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Latex with the same ILD can have completely different feels.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

ILD -- indentation load displacement -- is a measurement standard that latex manufacturers use to classify one aspect of the rubber's profile. In this video we explain how different types of latex can have the same ILD […]

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Shopping Memory Foam Mattresses: Is Gel Foam Really Any Better?

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

If you’ve sat in front of a television for at least an hour at any time during the past 15 years, chances are you’ve seen a commercial advertising memory foam...

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Hampton 6-Drawer Chest

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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New & Improved Recycling Locator

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

Before California, Connecticut and Rhode Island passed their recycling laws, The Mattress Recycling Council developed a list of recyclers across the country known as the recycling locator. Now that these states have implemented their Bye Bye Mattress program, the locator has grown to accommodate collection sites and collection events, as well as a growing audience […]

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Local mattress manufacturers enter retail fray with stores in Beaverton, Lake Oswego

Local mattress manufacturers enter retail fray with stores in Beaverton, Lake Oswego


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Both Oregon Mattress Co. of Newberg and Paramount Manufacturing of Tualatin have been making beds for more than 75 years.

What to Know When Sharing a Bed With a Pet

by buismattress @ Buis Mattress

Snuggling with furry family members can have surprising benefits for everyone. Feel free to dismiss the naysayers who tell horror stories about stained mattresses and focus on the positives of spending extended time with animals. They Provide Stress Relief  Having a warm and furry presence in the bed at night can give pet owners a […]

Model 4500 Underbed Chest

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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San Pedro Manufacturing Recalls Renovated Mattresses and Foundations

San Pedro Manufacturing Recalls Renovated Mattresses and Foundations


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Consumers should immediately contact San Pedro Manufacturing Company and arrange for the mattress to be picked up, rebuilt to compliant federal flammability standards and returned to consumer.

Quality Mattress Support to Relieve Pressure While Sleeping

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

Getting a good night’s sleep on a mattress often comes down to one key factor: design of the spring. Sherwood mattresses feature an innovative open spring design that provides not...

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What’s in This Mattress? Do Consumers Really Care About the Materials, Construction and Chemicals Inside Their New Mattresses and Bedding?

by Dale T. Read @ Blog - bedfax

What do consumers really care about when they are buying a new mattress? Every piece of meaningful research on consumer preferences from Furniture Today and other sources confirms that consumers are mostly interested in comfort, support and performance leading to a really “good night’s sleep”, as well as price or real perceived value when purchasing a new mattress.  

So the questions have arisen: do consumers really care about what is in their mattress, just what are the materials used, which chemicals are part of the mattress and what goes into that mattress or how is it constructed?

Recent reports from ISPA and Furniture Today indicate that nearly 20 million mattress units are sold in the United States every year, and along with that another 17 to 19 million foundations or box springs are sold. Total sales for these reached 38 million-plus units and$14.2 billion in retail mattress/ bedding sales.

According to Furniture Today’s July 27th “Making the SLEEP Connection” column written by David Perry, consumer research “…found that one in three consumers –31% - said that the main construction materials in a mattress are important to them when they buy a mattress for themselves or spouse or partner..”  That 31% of $14.2 equals $4.58 billion in sales that are affected by consumers wanting to know what is inside a mattress. Perry wrote,  “Any good retail sales associate should be able to talk knowledgeably about how the materials inside the bed will yield a good night of sleep.”

In October 2015 Colonial LLC, a leader in mattress showroom top-of-bed displays and POP materials released a study that stated “ seven in ten respondents said that it is ‘very important’ to them too know how a mattress in constructed.”  This research makes an even more compelling case that$9.94 billion in mattress sales could be affected by a retail sales associate knowing what is in the mattress that the RSA is selling to the consumer.

Believing there is ample evidence that a significant percentage of consumers really do want to know “What’s in Your Mattress”, while also keeping it simple, and getting to the point, The Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) is now re-introducing a new, simplified “consumer disclosure contents label program called BEDFAX. It is a simple, third-party, voluntary contents verification program supported by extensive written documentation, testing and certifications declaring the percentage by weight or volume of the materials, chemicals, and contents in the mattress cover, the quilt or comfort layer and the core of the mattress. BEDFAX is a contents transparency program, not a “green” marketing program, although one can make “green” claims by submitting current, active certifications and testing reports from valid third parties according to guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission for meeting substantiation requirements.

The simple, easy-to-read BEDFAX contents labels will make it easy for both sales people and consumers wanting to know exactly “What is in Your Mattress.”

 

Dale T. Read
President of The Specialty Sleep Association (SSA)
daler@marketingarmgrp.com

Uncovering Mattress Manufacturing | Maker’s Row Blog

Uncovering Mattress Manufacturing | Maker’s Row Blog


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At a glance » Service: Mattress manufacturing » Location: Portland, Maine » Ideal customer: Seeking small batch production » Minimum order quantity: no minimum » Maker's Row profile: makersrow.com/portland-mattress-makersThe M

What Ever Happened to Flippable Mattresses?

by Avelient Search Engine Marketing @ The Mattress Factory

Remember when you were a kid and you had to flip and rotate your mattress every few months. It was a chore, but it really made the mattress last.  Nowadays, most manufacturers only make one-sided mattresses. So you can’t flip … Continue reading

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Sleep, is it your priority? It should be.

by Mary Helen @ International Sleep Products Association | ISPA

Prioritizing Sleep Pays Off: Stay Alert at Work by Improving Your Sleep Habits, from Getting the Right Amount of Sleep to the Quality of Your Mattress! In a Nutshell: Despite the crucial role it plays in health and mental benefits, quality sleep is not as highly prioritized as nutrition and exercise in the minds of many Americans. […]

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Press Conference Held Today to Launch Bye Bye Mattress

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

Sacramento, CA – Today, government officials, municipal and solid waste representatives and the mattress industry gathered at the state Capitol building to commemorate the launch of the state’s new mattress recycling program. “For too long, abandoned mattresses have blighted our communities,” said Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, author of the measure that created California’s mattress-recycling program. […]

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How your Spindle mattress gets delivered.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

Your Spindle mattress ships in three boxes and gets dropped off at your door by FedEx Home Delivery. They roll Tuesday through Saturday. In this video we show you how we pack the mattress, and give you pointers on how to un-box it.

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The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Ideal Mattress

by buismattress @ Buis Mattress

With more options than ever, buyers can select the best mattress to fit their sleeping style, body type, and lifestyle. Mattresses come in four standard types: innerspring, foam, latex, and air-filled. Those who prefer a traditional bed should shop for an innerspring. These range in number from 12, which provides firm support ideal for heavier […]

Mattress Materials & Bedroom Air Quality: What You Need to Know

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

In today’s age, fully climate-controlled homes rarely have their windows open. As a result, indoor air quality becomes a serious health issue that all too often goes ignored. Take the...

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Experiencing Back Pain in Bed? 5 Tips for Relief

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

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Why Mattress Care is Crucial: 3 Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Bed

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably recently purchased a new mattress (or are considering doing so). Not it’s time to find the best way to make it last as...

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Three Companies Barred from Advertising Mattresses as Free From Volatile Organic Compounds Without Scientific Evidence to Back Up Claims

by FTC @ Blog - bedfax

Under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, three mattress manufacturers have agreed to stop making unsupported claims that the mattresses they sell are free of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
 
In addition to challenging the companies’ VOC-free claims, the FTC charged that two of the companies made unsupported claims that their mattresses were chemical-free and lacked odor.  The FTC also challenged one company’s claim that its mattresses are made from 100 percent natural materials, and another company’s claim that its mattresses were certified by an organic mattress organization. 

In settling the FTC’s charges, the companies have agreed not to make similar claims in the future, unless they have competent and reliable scientific evidence to prove they are true.  In addition, one company is barred from making misrepresentations about certifications.

VOCs are carbon-containing compounds that easily evaporate at room temperature.  Some VOCs can be harmful to human health and the environment.  Last year, the FTC brought a similar set of cases against paint companies that also advertised their products as VOC-free.

Relief-Mart, Inc.  The FTC’s complaint alleges that Relief-Mart, based in Westlake Village, California, did not have and rely upon a reasonable basis to substantiate its claims that its Biogreen memory foam mattresses do not contain VOCs, have no VOC off-gassing, and lack the odors commonly associated with memory foam mattresses.

Essentia Natural Memory Foam Company, IncThe FTC alleges that Essentia made unsubstantiated claims that its mattresses do not contain VOCs, are chemical-free, have no chemical off-gassing or odor, and are made from 100 percent natural materials.  Moreover, the complaint alleges that Essentia claimed that tests show that its memory foam is free of VOCs and formaldehyde when, in fact, tests do not support these claims. 

Ecobaby Organics, Inc.  The complaint against Ecobaby, based in San Diego, California, alleges that Ecobaby made unsubstantiated claims that its mattresses are chemical-free; formaldehyde-free; free of VOCs, such as toluene and benzene; and without toxic substances.  The complaint further alleges that the company misrepresented that its mattresses are certified by an independent third-party certifier when, in fact, the certifier is an alter ego of the company that awarded its seal to its own products without applying objective standards.   Finally, according to the complaint, Ecobaby Organics claimed that tests show that its mattresses are VOC-free, chemical-free, and Formaldehyde-free when tests do not support these claims. 

The proposed orders bar Relief-MartEssentia, and Ecobaby, from making VOC-free claims unless the VOC level is zero micrograms per cubic meter or the company relies upon competent and reliable scientific evidence that its mattresses contain no more than trace levels of VOCs, based on the guidance in the FTC’s Green Guides.  The orders also bar environmental benefit or attribute claims, and certain health claims, unless they are true, not misleading, and supported by scientific evidence.  

In addition, the Essentia and Ecobaby orders bar the companies from making chemical-free claims, prohibit any misrepresentations about whether the companies have testing to prove the claims about their mattresses, and bar the companies from making non-toxic claims without scientific support.  The Relief-Mart and Essentia orders also bar the companies from making certain types of odor claims unless they are true, not misleading, and supported by scientific evidence.  The Essentia order also bars the company from making natural claims without scientific support. Finally, the Ecobaby order prohibits the company from making misrepresentations about third-party certifications of its mattresses.

Information for Consumers and Business

According to the Green Guides, companies sometimes claim that their products are “free of” a chemical or other ingredient that may be an environmental concern.  When marketers say a product is “free of” an ingredient, the product must not contain the ingredient or have only a trace amount.  The “trace amount” test is met if:  1) the level of the ingredient is less than that which would be found as an acknowledged trace contaminant or background level; 2) the ingredient’s presence does not cause material harm that consumers typically associate with it; and 3) the ingredient has not been added intentionally.  The FTC has a new post on the agency’s Business Blog page about mattresses and VOCs titled FTC to mattress companies:  Don’t pad your green claims.

The Commission votes to accept the packages containing the proposed consent orders for public comment were 4-0.  The FTC will publish a description of the packages in the Federal Register shortly.  The agreements will be subject to public comment for 30 days, beginning today and continuing through August 26, 2013, after which the Commission will decide whether to make the proposed consent orders final.

Comments in paper form should be mailed or delivered to:  Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580.

NOTE:  The Commission issues an administrative complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest.  When the Commission issues a consent order on a final basis, it carries the force of law with respect to future actions.  Each violation of such an order may result in a civil penalty of up to $16,000.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC's online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook(link is external), follow us on Twitter(link is external), and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

 

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Top 5 Serta Adjustable Mattresses

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

Blue Bell Mattress - Offering Innerspring, Hybrid, Organic, Latex and more.

Blue Bell Mattress - Offering Innerspring, Hybrid, Organic, Latex and more.


Blue Bell Mattress

Rest easy with Blue Bell Mattress knowing that we only provide top-of-the-line products for our distributors and their customers since 1928.

What Type Of Mattress Is The Best For Your Body Type?

by Julia Rosien @ Restonic

One size does not fit all when it comes to buying a mattress. Your body type should guide you to the best one, whether you’re overweight, thin, tall, petite or pregnant.

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Brand Overview: Tempurpedic Mattress Reviews

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Weighing the pros and cons from Tempurpedic mattress reviews and seeing how this brand compares to others can be helpful if you are trying to determine if this brand is the best bet for you. Reviews allow real owners to express the opinions and share what they like and do not like about a particular […]

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Labor Day Mattress Sale Preview: 2017’s Best Buys

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Curious to see what 2017 Labor Day mattress sale events have in store? We scoured the latest ads, investigated on the internet and looked at past holiday sales to bring a preview of what you can expect for the upcoming sales. Here are our top picks this summer: Labor Day sales are a big deal in […]

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Pillow Personalities

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

In the history of the discipline of psychology, dreams have enjoyed a prominent role. In the years since Freud published his influential “The Interpretation of Dreams” at the turn of the 20th century, researchers have sought to understand what our minds’ nocturnal ramblings mean. Whether our dreams are bizarre or banal, we’re eager to believe […]

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Hotel Mattress Manufacturer for Hospitality Supplies

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

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Hampton Nightstand

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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How to assemble your Spindle Mattress at home.

by admin @ spindle

All mattresses will eventually soften, sag or get an imprint from where you've been sleeping. The good news is that latex does it at half the rate of a conventional material. The normal compression in a traditional mattress is an inch and a half to two inches. Your Spindle is warrantied against impressions greater than 3/4". That's a "yuge" difference.

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Latex Mattress Manufacturers | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Latex Mattress Manufacturers | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog


PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

On the World Wide Web, mattress resellers are a dime a dozen. You can't surf very far without finding one reseller or another advertising various high quality mattresses for sale. The problem is that while there are many resellers selling products online, the actual manufacturers - of natural latex mattresses in particular - are actually quite rare. This means that most of the resellers are offering extremely similar mattresses for sale, which makes it much more difficult for consumers to make adequately informed decisions about the mattresses they're buying. With so little differentiation in the marketplace, how do you know you're getting the best latex mattress? What's the Solution? The big solution that more and more people are turning to is dealing with the manufacturer directly. What most people fail to understand is that there are many benefits, not all of them obvious at first, for going straight to the source for top quality natural latex mattresses. Manufacturers, for

All Latex Mattresses Are Not Created Equal

by niel @ The Mattress Factory

Latex foam is a rubber product used to create a high end mattress with no pressure points.  There are several different kinds of latex available and it is important to know what you are getting when you buy a “latex … Continue reading

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Exercise and Insomnia

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

Exercise isn’t just good for your health, it’s also great for getting a good night’s sleep and for fighting off the dreaded insomnia! A study done by Kelly Glazer Baron, a clinical psychologist, said that “…older women suffering from insomnia said their sleep improved from poor to good when they exercised. They had more energy […]

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7 Mattress Myths Debunked

by Julia Rosien @ Restonic

Before you visit a mattress retailer, arm yourself with a healthy dose of common sense and learn the difference between myth and truth.

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American Textile adds experienced IT exec Carlo Morgano

by BedTimes @ BedTimes

Duquesne, Pennsylvania-based American Textile Co., a producer of name-brand and nonbranded mattress protection products, pillows and bedding, has named Carlo Morgano to the new position senior vice president of information technology.  Most recently, Morgano was with CIO Ventures, where he consulted with technology incubators and venture capital firms, in addition to advising startups in various industries, including […]

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What to Look for in a Wholesale Mattress Company

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

Whether you are in the hospitality business or you run a college dorm, replacing mattresses is a big part of your job. The job of a wholesale mattress company is...

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Mattress?

by buismattress @ Buis Mattress

We tend to take our beds for granted. Even though many of us don’t give our mattresses a second thought, there will come a time when it’s prudent to make a change. Here are a few guidelines to follow. When You’re Losing Sleep If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, your bed may be […]

10 Best Mattress Reviews of 2018 and 10 Worst-Rated Beds to Avoid

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Curious about who has the best beds this year and which brands are duds? See which models have the best mattress reviews in 2018 in our updated guide, and learn what to avoid. Every year brings new beds, technologies and trends claiming to be the best. Though it can be a lot to keep up […]

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Should You Buy a Bed with an Adjustable Base?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

If you’ve been looking for a more comfortable way to sleep, you should consider both the quality of your mattress and your sleeping position. Sleeping on a bed with an adjustable base can provide you with health benefits and unequaled comfort. These kinds of bases allow you to sit upright or sleep with your legs raised. While they’re ideal for...

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FTC says company didn’t have support for “organic” mattress claims

FTC says company didn’t have support for “organic” mattress claims

by FTC @ Blog - bedfax

By: Lesley Fair at the FTC      Click here to see this article on the FTC Website.

Dads and Moms want what’s best for their babies, so some companies feature adjectives like “organic” or “natural” in ads for infant gear. Those are among the terms Illinois-based Moonlight Slumber used to sell its baby mattresses online and at some of the nation’s biggest retailers. But according to an FTC complaint, when it came to backing its mattress claims with proper support, the company was asleep at the switch.

In ads for its Starlight Simplicity and Little Star mattresses, Moonlight Slumber described the products as “organic” and “a safe, organic alternative to traditional crib mattresses” with a “Natural Latex Core.” The company said other mattresses it sold were made from “BabySafe Natural Materials,” including “eco-friendly plant-based foam.” The company also claimed that testing proved “there are no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds, commonly known as ‘Off Gassing’).”

And Moonlight Slumber suggested that parents didn’t have to just take their word for it. According to a logo the company prominently displayed, its products had the “Green Safety Shield.”

Organic and natural? Won’t emit VOCs? Proven by testing? Bearing the Green Safety Shield? On a parent’s shopping list, that’s a check, check, check, and check. But according to the FTC, those claims were deceptive, deceptive, deceptive, and deceptive.

The complaint alleges that a substantial majority of the content in the Starlight Simplicity and Little Star mattresses wasn’t organic. The cores and fire barriers contained no organic content at all and the cotton cover was 70% non-organic. In fact, according to the FTC, the only purely organic content was the mattress ribbon, a minor decorative component.

What’s more, most of the company’s mattress cores were made wholly or primarily of polyurethane, a non-natural material made from isocyanates and polyols derived from petrochemicals. Despite Moonlight Slumber’s ad claims, the latex core for the Little Star mattress was synthetic, not natural – and six other mattress styles contained little or no plant-based material. The FTC also alleges that the company didn’t have sound science to support the claim that its products didn’t emit substances like VOCs. What about Moonlight Slumber’s representation that it had testing to back up that promise? False, says the FTC.

And who bestowed the “Green Safety Shield” on Moonlight Slumber? The company awarded the seal to itself.

The proposed order prohibits a host of misrepresentations about whether a product is organic, natural, plant-based, emissions-free, or VOC-free. It also requires appropriate proof for testing claims and for representations about other environmental and health benefits. In addition, the order nixes misleading certifications and requires the company to clearly disclose when it has a material connection to an endorser. The FTC is accepting public comments about the proposed settlement until October 30, 2017.

For companies that want to rest easy about their substantiation obligations, the case offers two take-aways.

Consumers won’t take deceptive organic claims lying down. Advertisers must substantiate their organic claims. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program develops standards for organically-produced agricultural products. For other product categories not covered by the National Organic Program, long-standing FTC substantiation principles apply. Advertisers must have a reasonable basis for claiming that their non-agricultural products – for example, mattresses – are “organic.” FTC and USDA staff, along with various stakeholders, discussed these issues at an October 2016 roundtable on consumer perception of organic claims.

It’s risky to sign, seal, and deliver your own seals. Duck-lipped mirror shots used to be our least favorite form of selfie, but we have a new cellar dweller: seals or certifications that companies award themselves without clearly explaining that to consumers. As the FTC’s Green Guides and dozens of law enforcement actions establish, misleading certifications raise particular concerns when they appear to give an independent authoritative A-OK for health, safety, or environmental claims that consumers can’t evaluate for themselves. If your ad features seals or certifications of your own designation, make that abundantly clear to consumers.

Will my Spindle mattress soften or sag? Yes. All mattresses do.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

All mattresses will eventually soften, sag or get an imprint from where you've been sleeping. The good news is that latex does it at half the rate of a conventional material. The normal compression in a traditional mattress is an inch and a half to two inches. Your Spindle is warrantied against impressions greater than 3/4". That's a "yuge" difference.

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A Mattress With Customized Firmness and Support Is Best

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

  Buying a mattress is a very personal choice. There is not one mattress thickness, firmness and support which is perfect for everyone. Therefore, it’s important that you are able to customize your mattress, so that it is perfect for your particular sleeping pattern and body type. One of the wonderful things about PlushBeds 100% natural latex mattresses is that they are hand crafted and customized Read More

FTC to mattress companies: Don't pad your green claims

by FTC @ Blog - bedfax

If you or your clients make environmental marketing claims, don’t sleep on three actions the FTC just announcedagainst companies that sell mattresses.  What's more, the pleadings in one case offer insights into a course of conduct advertisers should avoid in the use of seals and certifications.

According the FTC’s lawsuit against Relief-Mart, based in Westlake Village, California, the company advertised its Biogreen memory foam mattresses without having its claims tucked in.  Relief-Mart, which markets through its tempflow.com site, said the products don’t contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), have no VOC off-gassing, and don’t have the smell consumers often associate with memory foam.  One aroma the FTC detected from Relief-Mart’s representations was the whiff of deception, which is why the complaint charged that the company didn’t have a reasonable basis for its claims.

A second lawsuit challenged statements in ads by Quebec-based Essentia Natural Memory Foam Company, which has retail stores in six U.S. cities.  The FTC charged that Essentia didn’t have appropriate proof to back up claims that its mattresses are VOC-free, have “[n]o chemical off-gassing or odor,” and — unlike other memory foam mattresses that “can emit up to 61 chemicals” — are “free from all those harmful VOCs.”  In addition, the complaint disputes Essentia’s claims that its memory foam mattresses are chemical-free, contain no formaldehyde, don’t emit chemical fumes and odors, and are “made with 100% natural materials.”  The FTC also challenged the truthfulness of Essentia’s assurance that testing confirms that its memory foam mattresses are VOC- and formaldehyde-free.

(An aside about “smell” claims:  The FTC doesn’t normally challenge subjective representations like smell.  What’s different here is that consumers acting reasonably under the circumstances are likely to interpret a claim that a mattress doesn’t have that memory foam smell to mean that it’s VOC-free.)

In a third action, the FTC alleged that San Diego-based Ecobaby Organics short-sheeted the truth in how it marketed its latex mattresses.  Through its purerest.com site, Ecobaby touted its mattresses as “chemical free,” with no formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, VOCs, or toxic substances.  The company also said its products contained fewer contaminants and chemicals than competitors’ memory foam or latex mattresses and that it had sound testing to back up its chemical-, formaldehyde-, and VOC-free claims.  Not so, said the FTC, which alleged that Ecobaby didn’t have appropriate testing to support those statements.

What about the certification angle?  Ecobaby’s promotional materials prominently featured the seal of NAOMI, the National Association of Organic Mattress Industry.  The FTC says the ads conveyed to consumers that NAOMI was an independent certifying organization with appropriate expertise that grants its seal based on objective standards.  The truth, says the FTC, is that NAOMI is run by Ecobaby and is really an alter ego of the company.  Thus, the company awarded its own seal to its own products without applying objective standards, a practice that (surprise, surprise) ran afoul of Section 5.

Proposed settlements with the three companies should put misleading representations to rest.  You’ll want to read the orders for the details, but savvy green marketers will pay close attention to provisions addressing VOC-free claims.  The orders prohibit the companies from making VOC-free claims unless the emission level is zero micrograms per cubic meter or if they have competent and reliable scientific evidence that the products in question contain no more than a “trace level” of VOCs.  The “trace level” standard comes from the FTC's Green Guides’guidance on making “free of” claims.  As the Green Guides explain, companies meet the “trace level” test if:

  1. The level of the ingredient is less than what would be found as a background level in the ambient air;
  2. The presence of the ingredient doesn’t cause the harm consumers typically associate with it, including harm to the environment or health; and
  3. The ingredient hasn’t been intentionally added to the product.

The orders also bar a host of unsubstantiated environmental benefit or attribute claims and prohibit certain health claims without appropriate scientific evidence. 

In addition, the settlements address particular forms of deception challenged in the individual complaints.  For example, the Essentia and Ecobaby settlements ban claims that products covered by the orders are “free of chemicals” and prohibits misrepresentations about tests, studies, or research.  The Essentia order bars unsubstantiated “natural” claims.   And under the Ecobaby settlement, the company can’t make “non-toxic” claims unless it has scientific evidence to back them up.  Addressing the deceptve use of the NAOMI seal, the Ecobaby order puts a provision in place to end misrepresentations about certifications.

You have until August 26, 2013, to file an online comment about the proposed Relief-MartEssentia, or Ecobaby Organics settlements.  Looking for more resources about keeping your green claims compliant?  Bookmark the BCP Business Center's Environmental Marketing page.  Today’s cases also offer a timely reminder to take a fresh look at the FTC’s revised Green Guides if you haven’t reviewed them recently.

 

Does a Latex Mattress Manufacturer Matter? | Spindle

Does a Latex Mattress Manufacturer Matter? | Spindle


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Dunlop vs Talalay · U.S. vs Imported · Can you feel the difference? Even we have a hard time sometimes.

Earnhardt Manufacturing reorganizes top management

by BedTimes @ BedTimes

Earnhardt Manufacturing LLC, a supplier of knitted FR barrier fabrics and zippered mattress covers based in Roebuck, South Carolina, has named Frank Earnhardt chief executive officer and Jesse Beasley president. The company also has hired Michael Diemer for a newly created position of manufacturing general manager.  Earnhardt, previously president, started Earnhardt in 2006. Beasley, who has […]

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Connecticut Program’s Annual Report Released – 150,000 Mattresses Diverted From Landfill

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

Last week, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) presented its inaugural Annual Report of the Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress Program to Connecticut municipal leaders and state regulators. The report summarized the Program’s performance from its inception in May 2015 through the end of the state’s 2016 fiscal year (June 30). The Program has already exceeded, met […]

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3 Misleading Mattress Myths That Aren’t Worth Losing Sleep Over

by marklovetv @ Swiss Bliss

Approximately 48% of Americans admit to not getting enough sleep, but less than half of those people report taking any specific action to help improve their sleep. While some people turn to supplements or daily routines, it’s easy to overlook the root of your sleep problems: your mattress. It can be easy to deny that […]

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Choosing the Best Mattress for Your Sleep Style: Side, Back & Stomach

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

Most sleepers prefer a particular sleep style or position, and usually start out in when you lie down to go to sleep at night. Some of us are back sleepers,...

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Norway: mattress manufacturers' turnover 2007-2015 | Statistic

Norway: mattress manufacturers' turnover 2007-2015 | Statistic


Statista

This statistic displays the annual turnover from the manufacture of mattresses in Norway from 2008 to 2015. Norwegian manufacturers' generated a total revenue of 964 million Norwegian crowns through mattress sales in 2013.

50 Shades of Shovlin – A Private Affair

by niel @ The Mattress Factory

The movie 50 Shades of Grey comes on on Valentine’s Day. Coincidence? We think not.  And also, we’re about to reveal one of the best-kept bedroom secrets of all time! To celebrate the release of 50 Shades of Shovlin, Shovlin … Continue reading

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MRC Marks Millionth Mattress Milestone

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program announced that it has recycled its one millionth mattress. This means that Bye Bye Mattress has diverted nearly 25,000 tons of materials from landfills in the three states that MRC serves – California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Each state enacted its own mattress recycling law to reduce […]

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Online Mattress Companies and Major Mattress Manufacturers

Online Mattress Companies and Major Mattress Manufacturers


The Sleep Judge

If you're reading this massive list, it's probably because you're curious as to which mattress manufacturers are the best, what they sell, or you're just looking for general information on how to buy a mattress online. This list is going to give you some insight into exactly which manufacturers sell what kind of mattress, where they're located, and a bunch of general information about them. For me, this is something that I can see myself referring to the next time I want to buy a mattress, but can't figure out where. Are you ready? Let's get started! Online Foam Mattress Companies 4Sleep Ameena Amerisleep Bear Mattress BioPosture Brentwood Home Casper Cocoon™ By Sealy Crave Danican Dozebeds Dreamfoam Drommabed Eight eLuxurySupply Endy Eve Mattress Fleep Ghost Bed Helix Hibr Hyphen IKEA iKrema IntelliBED Keetsa Layla Mattress Leesa Linenspa Loom & Leaf Online Mattress Companies & Brands Online Foam Mattress Companies To begin the article, here's a list of the foam mattress

Ocean State Waves Hello to Bye Bye Mattress

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

On Sunday, Rhode Island becomes the third state in the nation with a free recycling program for mattresses and box springs. The program, known as Bye Bye Mattress, has established free collection points in cities and towns across the state. Rhode Island residents can find their nearest participating collection site or recycling facility at www.byebyemattress.com […]

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Portland Tribune Covers Our Sustainability Values

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

The Portland Tribune wrote up an article covering our Sustainable and Eco-friendly approach, including our locally sourced products, our gimmick-free Read More

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Metal Bunk Bed Safety Instructions

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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Hampton Panel Bed

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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Daylight Savings Day guide by The Good Trade

by Kim Novick @ spindle

It’s that time of year again when we mess with the clocks and induce jetlag without having to cross the international time line. And all those ghouls, goblins and Halloween bug-juice complicate matters. Some melatonin may help mellow out the disorientation, especially if you're getting your rest in one of our awesome natural latex mattresses.

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What prevents the latex from shifting in my Spindle?

by Kim Novick @ spindle

Some mattress makers wrap their latex in individual covers. It looks fancier and lends a misperceived added value to the product. Kind of like putting little bows on the end of pork chops. We don't wrap our latex. Check out the video and find out why.

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Mattress manufacturers get out in front of proposed tax - Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

Mattress manufacturers get out in front of proposed tax - Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island


Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

AS REPORTED BY CAL WATCHDOG.COM: August 11th, 2013 By Katy Grimes Many still believe it’s a crime to remove the “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag from a mattress. Chances are they would never illegally dump an old mattress either. But, in many areas of the state, illegally dumped mattresses are a problem …

Gardner Mattress: The Unique Process of Manufacturing a Gardner Mattress

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Gardner mattresses are uniquely created to provide customers with a superior, restful sleep. Natural materials and tufting by hand make Gardner mattresses a great option for those looking to avoid unnatural materials and uncomfortable sagging. Listen or read more to hear from Kirk Forsyth, General Manager at Gardner Mattress, to find out why Gardner mattresses are so special. Katlyn Graham:...

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What is the Best Mattress Brand – A Comparison

What is the Best Mattress Brand – A Comparison


Beloit Mattress

What is the best mattress brand? Well, that depends. The best mattress brand is the one that best fits your sleep needs and comfort preferences.

Flip Your Mattress or Rotate: Determining Which Is Better

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

Thirty years ago it was common practice to flip your mattress every few months to prevent indentations from forming in any particular part of the bed that consistently supported the...

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Cantwell Mattress

by cantwell @ Cantwell Mattress

http://www.kens5.com/great-day-sa/Wake-Up-on-the-Right-Side-of-the-Mattress-252489291.html

What’s In Your Innerspring Mattress?

by niel @ The Mattress Factory

What’s in your innerspring mattress?  Well, in a Shovlin Mattress Factory mattress – it’s the best innerspring system in the industry.  Those in the industry refer to it, the 368 Double Offset Coil, as “the workhorse of the industry”. What … Continue reading

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Use Protection…On Your Mattress

by niel @ The Mattress Factory

Why is everyone so hesitant to talk about this?  I know it’s awkward, but listen, all kinds of things will happen on your new mattress, so it just makes sense to use a mattress protector.  You know, the cover that … Continue reading

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Our Lunch & Learn: Say Hello To Bye Bye Mattress at ISPA Expo 2016, Wednesday, March 9th 12-1PM

by Amanda Wall @ Mattress Recycling Council | Recycling Programs in California, Connecticut & Rhode Island

Bye Bye Mattress is the consumer-facing brand created by MRC.  MRC was created to run the newly-minted mattress recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Learn about mattress recycling from the viewpoints of regulators, operators, retailers, and PR experts.  Hear how the industry is responding to these programs and how MRC is using consumer […]

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Luxury Mattress Press Release

by marklovetv @ Swiss Bliss

The Original Swiss Made Mattresses Now Blend Heritage with Innovation (Chattanooga, TN, February 9, 2017) – A blissful, natural sleep is more than a mere state of rest. Since 1968, the people at Swiss Bliss Mattress Company have blended heritage with innovation to create some of the finest sleeping surfaces that are available today. Whether […]

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What Is Mattress Tufting?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

If you’re shopping for a mattress, you’re going to bump into a lot of jargon. You may see words such as coils, foam, firm, soft, quilted, and tufted. With so many different concepts swirling around, it can be hard to know what’s what. To help you become a more informed shopper, here’s a look at what tufted means. What Is...

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Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

by Jessica Jones @ The Sleep Judge

Rise and Grind

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Waking up for work in the morning is a struggle many Americans know all too well. From pressing snooze and desperately needing that cup of joe to rising early and beating rush-hour traffic, morning routines vary. While some individuals take the leisurely route, leaving themselves time to catch up on the news or relax in […]

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Another plus for letting Fido sleep in the same room as you!

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

If you’re a pet owner, then you already know the pros and cons of letting your furry friend sleep in the bedroom, but here’s one more point for the pros side! What’s the catch? While there are benefits to letting Fido sleep in the room with you, it’s still recommended that he be kept off […]

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How To Choose A Mattress

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

So, you are ready to buy a mattress. There are so many choices out there. How do you decide which Read More

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Our walking tour through mattress showrooms

by BedTimes @ BedTimes

BY BARBARA T. NELLES Beth English and I spent four days touring Winter Las Vegas Market last week. Scroll down to see a gallery of product images that we took, from creative angles. In the closeups, you’ll get an idea of some of the detailing that went into the latest crop of mattresses from a […]

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The 5 Most Important Health Benefits of Sleep

by buismattress @ Buis Mattress

Anyone striving to remain healthy cannot ignore the importance of sleep. While diet and exercise are major factors, the amount of rest one receives is also crucial. A family who spends enough time on their mattresses will derive benefits in the following five ways. Reduce Inflammation Spending at least six hours each night in bed […]

The motion transfer magic of a natural latex mattress.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

One thing that people love about sleeping on a natural latex mattress is that they are less frequently bothered during the night by their partner rolling over. "Motion transfer", from a mattress point of view […]

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What Is The Best Eco-Friendly Way To Clean Your Mattress?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Is It Important To Clean Your Mattress? You spend one-third of your lifetime sleeping on your mattress, so it’s important to keep it clean and fresh. Cleaning your mattress, in the best eco-friendly way, may seem complicated. However, it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. Many people don’t realize the importance of cleaning their mattresses regularly, even though there may be dirt, dust Read More

The Best Mattress Brands

The Best Mattress Brands


Ranker

List of mattress brands and mattress companies that include the most reliable models available. Mattress brand names include those from major manufacturers of including Serta, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy Posturepedic and more. There are many types of mattresses - memory foam, innerspring, spring, foa...

Gardner Mattress Innerspring Vs. Pocketed Coil Mattresses

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Gardner Mattress can make a unique mattress for the customer’s needs. Innerspring and Pocketed Coil are two of the most popular types of mattresses. Listen or read more to hear from Kirk Forsyth, General Manager at Gardner Mattress, to find out the differences between Innerspring and Pocketed Coil mattresses. Katlyn Graham:  Hello. I’m Katlyn Graham, here with Kirk Forsyth, the...

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Resources for Mattress Manufacturers

Resources for Mattress Manufacturers


BedTimes

Here at BedTimesMagazine.com, we have a library of stories that are invaluable resources for mattress manufacturers, helping you stay abreast of critical topics affecting the mattress industry, and make informed decisions about your business. Find stories such as these: “The Fractured Landscape of Chemical Regulation”: What you need to know about tighter restrictions on the use, labeling and reporting of chemicals …

Hybrid Mattresses: Why are They Better than Memory Foam?

by sherwood @ Sherwood Bedding

Now that all the millennium-era excitement over memory foam has finally started to trail off, many mattress shoppers are left wondering where they go from here. While they have enjoyed...

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Mattress Recycling

by tracy @ The Mattress Lot

Mattress Lot is committed to keeping old mattresses out of landfills. We offer mattress recycling to our customers who need Read More

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Blue Bell Mattress Welcomes Natura to the Family

by naturasleep @ Blue Bell Mattress

Natural and organic bedding producer, Natura World, has signed a licensing agreement with Blue Bell Mattress Company of East Windsor,...

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The Original Swiss Made Mattresses Now Blend Heritage with Innovation

by marklovetv @ Swiss Bliss

(Chattanooga, TN, February 9, 2017)-A blissful, natural sleep is more than a mere state of rest. Since 1968, the people at Swiss Bliss Mattress Company have blended heritage with innovation to create some of the finest sleeping surfaces that are available today. Whether it is pressure relieving foam, specialty foam cores, or an infusion of […]

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What’s the Right Mattress for Your Age & Stage of Life?

by Julia Rosien @ Restonic

What's the best mattress for you? Just as your body and health changes as you age, so should your mattress. These buying tips cover all the bases, from toddlers to seniors, so you’ll get the best mattress – and the best sleep – possible.

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Blue Bell Mattress Celebrates A Century of Service

by naturasleep @ Blue Bell Mattress

Blue Bell Mattress is proud and excited to celebrate a century of service. The immigrant from the Old Country was...

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Why It’s Important To Sleep On A Chemical-Free Mattress

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

You spend one-third of your lifetime sleeping in your bed. If you think about it, that’s a lot of time spent snuggling up to your mattress. Your bed should be your sanctuary, allowing you to get the rest your body and mind need, without putting your health at risk. Unfortunately, not all mattresses are healthy to sleep on. Today, all U.S. mattresses must meet federal Read More

Top Black Friday Mattress Sales of 2017 Compared

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

If you are looking for a mattress this winter, Black Friday mattress sales are one of the best times of the year to save. This year’s deals will likely be at their height on Friday, November 24th, but will be happening on and around that date. During the holidays, retailers clear out inventory to make […]

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Thinking of Binge Watching a Few Shows?

by Beth Wolf @ Wolf Mattress Corporation

While staying up late for a rare occasion may have little cause for alarm, doing it too often, as has been indicated in prior research, does have some serious health issues. Binging is often associated with a rise in anxiety, depression and fatigue. As we discussed in a previous blog, time in front of a […]

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CPSC  to manufacturers: Toxic flame retardants ill advised in mattresses, TVs, furniture

CPSC to manufacturers: Toxic flame retardants ill advised in mattresses, TVs, furniture


KOMO

Federal regulators urged manufacturers Thursday to stop using hazardous flame retardants that are known to cause health problems.The Consumer Product Safety Commission also issued a warning to consumers- try to avoid buying products that contain flame reta

How Often Should Mattresses Be Rotated?

by buismattress @ Buis Mattress

People don’t often think about bed maintenance, but it can make a big difference. Easy preventive measures can prolong usage while improving sleep. Extend the Life of a Mattress Spring mattresses contain hundreds of steel coils inside. Their purpose is to create a firm but springy sleeping surface while maintaining the product’s shape. When a […]

Hilding Anders purchases Feather & Black

by BedTimes @ BedTimes

Mattress manufacturer and retailer Hilding Anders International, with world headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, has bought the business and certain assets of U.K. retailer Feather & Black. It will continue to operate as F&B, which specializes in bedroom furnishings, mattresses and sleep accessories. Retail veteran Paul Sweetenham was hired as F&B’s interim chief executive officer. He […]

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Brand Overviews: Bed In A Box Reviews

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Mattresses that are shipping in a box are on the rise, as more people seek out convenient, affordable beds. If you’ve been considering a new bed recently, chances are you’ve stumbled across a few of these companies like Amerisleep perhaps. This new, convenient way to buy a new bed is actually changing the entire mattress […]

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Superior Importers recalls mattresses sold exclusively through Amazon.com

by BedTimes @ BedTimes

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Brunswick, New Jersey-based Superior Importers voluntarily has recalled about 6,200 mattresses that failed to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported in connection with the mattresses. The recall involves Basic 6-inch and Basic 8-inch Home Life […]

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The BEDFAX Survey Results are in

The BEDFAX Survey Results are in

by Dale T. Read @ Blog - bedfax

The Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) wants our membership’s opinions as we pursue various policies and programs.  Our active SSA Board of Directors has voted specifically to reach out to our retailer and manufacturing members to get your opinions on various topics.  One of those topics is the BEDFAX® Verified Contents Label Program for Mattresses. We launched our BEDFAX volunteer labeling program with a fanfare of enthusiasm expecting a high participation rate from the industry in what we thought would be a powerful consumer-focused sales tool for mattress sales. We found however, that initial enthusiasm did not in fact translate into high participation. With this in mind, we created a five-question survey on BEDFAX and sent it out to our extensive list of SSA Showroom Attendees …a total of 3128 recipients including retail owners, retail buyers, manufacturers and suppliers. Our plan was to get a broad-based response from as many SSA showroom attendees as we could get.

Distribution and response rate:  Out of a total of 3128 e-mailed surveys, the SSA heard from 197 respondents (a rate of 6%). While that is an average response rate, the number was so large that we received some valuable although diverse information from those who replied. Out of the 197 respondents 110 only answered the very first question, while 87 completed the entire five-question survey. The vast majority of respondents (167 or 85%) were retailers, while a much smaller percentage (30 or 15%) were manufacturers and suppliers to the mattress industry.

The findings were very informative, if somewhat contradictory. Let us explain.

The first question was simply: Do your customers ever ask you or your retailers, “What is this mattress made of?”  An overwhelming 81.31% of respondents replied YES.  Only 18.69% said that consumers do not inquire about the contents of mattress. So on the surface that should put the debate over that question to bed...or so you’d think. It more or less confirms that contents are an issue, and those consumer-focused advocates who want a complete contents label are not wrong in their assumptions that consumer DO care about “what’s inside” ...at least that is what 81% of our survey says.

The second question is where things began to get a bit contradictory or slightly confusing. The SSA asked “Do YOU have mattresses for which you would find this kind of contents verification helpful for the RSA or consumer? Again 81.61% of the people answering all the questions said “YES.”  But the 18% who said “NO” had strong opinions. One said, “We believe that the information supplied is adequate.” Another said, ‘”Nothing really tells what is in our mattresses.” A third, said, “ Virtually no one cares.” And another said that such a system would expose, “the really junky foam and coat hanger wire scam the major brands market.” While a minority, the negatives were loud and clear in their opinions.

Our third question was, “Do you think a clearer contents label would affect the sale of mattresses to any degree? (Would it be helpful?) While the answer was still a strong “YES” at 74% favorable, the 26% of NO’s still were strong in their opinions. On the favorable side one theme that evolved out of this research and was repeated several times: ”This would be very helpful, especially when it comes to ‘natural’ content. This is applicable to environmental concerns.”  On the other hand several respondents stated that consumers do not read the label or that too much information can be a bad thing for selling.  One retailer said that the information already provided was adequate, and another stressed that “comfort is the main determinant.” The one trend that did seem to emerge from this question was that the BEDFAX labeling program could lend itself to “environmental” or “natural” sales. There is a parallel with health, safety and wellness customers with consumers concerned about truth in labeling.

The next question focused on details of the label program itself, more or less guidance and details on how such a labeling program would work effectively. This question deserves a separate report or write-up itself, as the SSA plans and executes the details of the BEDFAX® Program.

Our final question was a critique. We asked our members and attendees what their biggest reservation or concern was about the BEDFAX® Verified Mattress Contents Label Program.  “Could it be a negative?”  Only 36% answered that this could be a negative, while 63 % answered, “No, it was not a negative.” In fact a few expressed support such as “I’m not sure I have any objections” or “I love the idea.”  Some were neutral or mildly concerned expressing ideas such as, ”Not every customer cares or understands” or they expressed concern that an open system could actually benefit competitors. However the 36 % negatives (1/3rd of the respondents) really did give us a lot to think about. Answers varied from: “Offers too much honesty.” “Customers may shy away from mattresses with high petroleum-based foam content” or “there has to be methodology to prevent manufacturers from cheating with their claims.” One respondent worried that too much information could create confusion and complicate the sale, another was concerned about too many labels and another said he/she did not have enough information to answer.

Stepping back, there are several overall conclusions at this point.  I think we can safely conclude that if the BEDFAX program is to succeed, it has to be consumer-driven. When consumers ask for better/clearer/more trustworthy contents labels on mattresses that they buy, (as they enjoy on other goods), then we will see retailers asking their manufacturers to provide them. Without this push, the industry alone has too many reservations and concerns to get involved. Finally, and probably most importantly, there really does seem to be a correlation between environmental or health, wellness and safety marketing claims and a successful contents label program.

We welcome any further thoughts, opinions or feedback you may have.

Fire Department Mattresses

by niel @ The Mattress Factory

Today, we wanted to share a great story we’ve been fortunate to be part of. It has to do with New Jersey’s Bravest – our local firemen, specifically fire department mattresses. If you didn’t know, most firehouses have a need … Continue reading

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Yes, Our Mattresses Are Tough. This Smart Car Proves It.

by Avelient Search Engine Marketing @ The Mattress Factory

We parked a Smart Car on one of our mattresses from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m to show how durable our made to spec mattresses are. Still comfy!

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Review of Top Adjustable Bed Brands

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

The Top Adjustable Bed Frame: Amerisleep Amerisleep – 4.5/5 Great health benefits and prices that makes sense! This was the top ranking brand overall. Amerisleep offers one adjustable bed: their signature Amerisleep Adjustable Bed. Reviews averaged at 4.8/5, on over 95 reviews. The website publishes their prices online and costs are in line with features. […]

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Mattress Shopping 101: A Few Benefits of a Double Sided Mattresses

by marklovetv @ Swiss Bliss

Most mattresses have a lifespan of approximately seven years, but what if you could get more out of your mattress? More life, more comfort, whatever you need from your mattress can be achieved if you buy the right one for the job. If you’re unsure how to get more from your mattress, you haven’t done […]

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Hampton Student Desk

by Hali @ American Bedding Manufacturers

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5 Things You Can Do To Be A Conscious and Ethical Consumer This Holiday Season

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

You have the power to make a meaningful impact on humanity’s greatest challenges, particularly during the holiday season. There are things you can do that will make your purchases better for the planet and humanity, as you shop. Shop Local and Small Businesses There are many benefits to gain when you choose to shop from local and/or small businesses. Local shops and small businesses tend to carry Read More

Are You at Risk for Holiday Depression? Recognize the Symptoms

by Alex Schulz @ Beloit Mattress

While the holidays bring joy to many, dealing with colder weather, money problems, and reminders of lost loved ones can result in not-so-merry feelings this time of year. If you have symptoms like sadness...

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Dream On Me Recalls Crib And Toddler Mattresses

by BedTimes @ BedTimes

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Piscataway, New Jersey-based Dream On Me voluntarily has recalled 23,400 crib and toddler mattresses that failed to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported. The CSPC web page lists 10 recalled models. They include spring and foam […]

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Addressing organic claims on non-agricultural products

by OTA - Organic Trade Association @ Blog - bedfax

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a study on consumer perceptions of organic claims,  and announced it will host a roundtable discussion with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., on October 20 to help the two agencies better understand how consumers perceive “organic” claims made on non-agricultural products such as personal care products and textiles. The roundtable is open to the public, and FTC welcomes written comments, including further evidence of consumer perceptions. The comment period for written comments will remain open until December 1. This action comes as a result of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) participating in numerous meetings with FTC and the National Organic Program, and submitting extensive comments urging FTC to exercise its consumer protection authority and take action against the fraudulent and misleading use of the term “organic” on products that fall outside of NOP’s scope of authority (such as shampoo, t-shirts, mattresses, household cleaners). OTA will attend the roundtable event and submit comments. OTA is in the initial stages of reviewing the study, and will convene a task force to help shape comments on how to best address consumer deception and education. Interested in learning more, or in participating in a task force? Contact Gwendolyn Wyard, OTA’s Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs.

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