Is an organic mattress worth the money – A Peek Inside Mattresses

It’s no secret that Lifekind® is big on purity. It’s also no secret that other mattress makers claim to be big on purity too, so when consumers are searching for the purest mattress they can find, it quickly becomes a matter of sleuthing out the truth.

From the outside, most mattresses look about the same. I totally understand why people will see a mattress that claims to be “natural” or “organic” for a fraction of what a Lifekind mattress costs, and they purchase it.

Naturally, comfort is a big part of why people purchase the mattresses they do. But if you’ve found Lifekind, you’re most likely also interested in what goes into making our certified organic mattresses — what you will be sleeping on for the next 20 years. Let’s dig a little deeper and look inside a few different mattresses.

This first picture (below) shows a conventional synthetic foam rubber mattress, much like the ones you will find in mattress showrooms around the world. It looks pretty on the outside, nice and fluffy, and just begs you to climb into bed.

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But once you look inside, you see something completely different.

The first layer is the cover material. Then there are several layers of conventional synthetic foam (notorious for offgassing, not to mention the petroleum it contains and the hardship it puts on the Earth to produce), bleached and highly processed cotton, more foam, and then a base layer that is made from cotton scraps.

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This second picture is of a popular “organic” mattress brand that specializes in crib mattresses. Underneath the “food-grade” polyethylene mattress cover (made entirely from petrochemicals), you can see bleached cotton. The blue layer is a Tyvek-like material. Then cotton that is of an unknown grade (the specks you see in there are debris – stems from the cotton plant, along with other unknown detritus), then a plastic mesh layer. The cotton filling they use is most likely organic, but other than that, this mattress does not contain organic materials. Yet it is selling every day because the manufacturer touts the benefits of its “organic” mattresses, misleading consumers into believing that they are purchasing a pure, organic mattress without offering any clue about what is going on inside the mattress.  Naturally, most consumers won’t cut open a new mattress, so there is no way for them to know.

The third picture shows the inside of a GOTS-certified organic Lifekind mattress.  Looking at the layers from the top down, you can see our organic quilting, which includes only certified organic wool and organic cotton cover material. Sandwiched between layers of certified organic cotton canvas is high-quality, certified organic cotton padding. No silica, Tyvek, or other synthetic, non-organic materials are included in its construction.  The innersprings used in the mattress are made of untreated virgin steel, wrapped in four layers of certified organic cotton.

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FAQ’s about Backorders

It’s that magical time of year, as both January and our annual White Sale come to an end, when backorders seem to blossom like the Spring daffodils that are not far away.  If you see something on our website similar to the image below, have no fear– Product Specialists are here!

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Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about backorders here at Lifekind clearance new balance shoes
.  We hope it helps clear up any confusion or hesitation in placing your order for out-of-stock items.

Can I still order this at the sale price?  You bet!  When the item is back in stock we will charge your credit card, ship the item, and forward the tracking information to your email.

Is extra shipping charged if the rest of my order is shipped now?  No, we will still honor the original shipping rate for your entire order.  The only time you might notice a shipping charge associated with a backordered item is a surcharge; for example, a 64-oz. bottle of Laundry Liquid will have a $2.25 surcharge.

When will the item be back in stock?  This is trickier to answer, because it really depends on where the product comes from.  We always pass along the estimate given to us by the manufacturer, and are happy to give updates.  If you have a backordered item, watch your email or give us a call for specific timeframes.

Is this item being discontinued?  Discontinued items are typically listed as clearance or limited quantities available, not as temporarily out of stock.

If you still have questions, feel free to call, email or Alive Chat us; and if you wait until the 31st to place your order, please be patient!  As the White Sale ends our call volume goes through the roof.  We are diligent in returning all calls and emails, but we are still human, working within business hours nike mens air max
.  Thanks for you patience, and Happy Shopping!

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Let’s Chat

If you’ve been to our home page recently, you may have noticed something new: a photo in the upper-right-hand corner showing a cheerful headset-wearing customer-service agent, along with a caption that reads “Chat with a live product specialist now!”

The product specialist in the picture is me, and I’d like to offer a personal invitation.

The addition of an online chat system to our website is brand new. Some of our customers prefer the ability to talk with a representative without having to make a phone call, so we’re excited about adding it to our repertoire. We’ve chosen a system called AliveChat® — “the world’s favorite live-chat solution” — based on ease of use for both customer and operator, and so far it’s been even better than expected.

Just click on the photo, provide a few pieces of information (including the question you’d like answered), click the “Submit” button, and you’ll be connected automatically to a product specialist.

Our chat lines are open during the same hours you can reach us by phone — Monday through Friday, 8-5 Pacific Time. You can click on the chat window anytime, however, and if we’re not here, you can leave us a message and we’ll contact you as soon as a product specialist is available.

Whether you’re looking for a mattress consultation or just want to ask a quick question, we hope to hear from you soon.