In our series of articles about organic bedding, we’ve already discussed organic mattresses, mattress toppers and organic comforters. Today, we’ll look at the best places to buy organic mattress protectors.
A mattress protector will help you protect the mattress from spills and other unwanted liquids that may stain it or contaminate it. If your mattress feels corse, a mattress protector can add a plush feel to it (although an organic mattress topper will a better solution here). It will also help prevent your organic mattress from absorbing too much moisture if you tend to sweat a lot at night, prolonging the life of your mattress.
We’ve come up with a list of mattress protectors that are GOTS certified and manufactured by brands dedicated to sustainable, non-toxic bedding. Take a look at our list and find an organic mattress protector that best suits your needs:
First is the Avocado Mattress Pad Protector with a 17” pocket that fits all Avocado mattresses. For your comfort, this quilted pad protector with reinforced edges is made with absorbent cotton fiberfill and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organic certified cotton ticking. Richly quilted with reinforced edges, it has a gentle-fit cotton pocket and elastic sides. Coming in a natural ivory color, the nontoxic mattress protector is Greenguard Gold Certified. It is available in sizes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California Kingwin.
Next is My Green Mattress Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector which will give you natural protection for your mattress. This waterproof mattress protector is free from allergens, it’s naturally resistant to dust mites, it keeps away moisture and more.
This organic mattress protector features two layers of soft jersey GOTS certified organic cotton including a moisture barrier that is comfortable, breathable, waterproof, and quiet. Fitted with an organic cotton skirt, this mattress protector has an elastic perimeter. It comes in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, and California King.
Also for your mattress’ protection, you may choose a Plushbeds Organic Cotton Mattress Protector with a GOTS certification. This mattress protector is a perfect companion to an organic latex mattress and/or organic Egyptian cotton sheets, although it works well with any mattress to protect from against spills, dust mites, and stains.
This organic cotton protector is especially nice because it cannot be seen under a fitted sheet. It is made with soft, certified 100% organic cotton jersey on the top side and skirting, making it unnoticeable. Laminated with micro-thin polyurethane on its underside, the mattress protector is waterproof and inert which makes it unleachable to chemicals or other toxins. It is also machine washable, over and over as long as you’re not using bleach in the wash as it could damage the product.
Naturepedic offers its GOTS certified and Greenguard GOLD certified Organic Waterproof Fitted Stretch Knit Protector Pad comprised of fitted stretch knit cotton which serves as a temperature regulator to reduce sweating and clamminess because it is extra soft and very absorptive. This waterproof breathable mattress pad contains no PVCs, vinyl, phthalates, flame retardants, and no latex just in case there are allergies to consider. This fitted mattress protector is available sizes are Twin, Twin XL, Full, and Queen.
The Futon Shop also has an Organic Cotton Mattress Protector made from GMO-free cotton which is not treated, thereby producing a soft woven fabric. The cotton in this fitted protector is a fair trade product, which means that farmers who grow it are paid above the going rate in the market as a premium for utilizing earth-friendly sustainable growing tactics, including no GMOs or pesticides.
Low-impact water-based inks and pigments and fiber-reactive or natural dyes are used for any imprints. Sewn at their San Francisco factory, the cover also has elastic straps for easy attachment to a mattress.
In a world where we are worried about additives to our crops, such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) which make changes to our crops for food, textiles, and more, as well as the effect that chemicals have on our health, everything we say here will be “organic,” “organic,” and “more organic.”
In simple terms, organic refers to the means of farming or food methods used in production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents, i.e., natural, pesticide-free, non-chemical (chemical-free), and/or additive-free.
So that defines the word and its concept, but the important part has to do with our search in the world for optimum health, which is doing all we can to protect ourselves and our families from harm. The environment we live in presents challenges, both present, and future, of which we must all be aware, and we believe in doing our part.
We mentioned earlier that organic refers to farming. Many think of farming as growing food. While this is true, it also has to do with the growing of components, such as cotton, put into or made into materials, and this is where GOTS-certified textiles come in. GOTS certificate is conceded to manufacturers who adhere to strict rules regarding the use of chemicals in textile production as well as working conditions.
It makes sense that if we should be aware of what we put into our mouths should be organic, but we should also make sure that what we put against our bodies should be as healthy as possible, in other words, you guessed it, organic.
So when selecting bedding products, for example, you are well within your rights as a consumer to obtain information about what it is made from. In fact, we should be asking questions about most of what we buy, like our children’s toys, cooking implements, and our clothing, for example, and much more.
Sleep quality is extremely important in your day to day life, and aside from the comfort factors, organic bedding can give you peace of mind as it incorporates environmental sustainability into your daily life. It helps you create an environment free from toxic chemicals in your bedroom and home, for healthy sleep.