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  • Cotton
  1. cotton - can be organic or conventionally grown.
  2. commercial cotton - same as conventional cotton
  3. conventional cotton - most cotton grown today is heavily sprayed with chemical defoliants, insecticides and pesticides. Uses about 3% of the farmland but consumes approximately 25% of the chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
  4. green cotton - cotton that has no formaldehydes, dyes, or bleaches.
  5. organic cotton - grown on fields that have not used chemical pesticides, or insecticides for at least 3 years.
  6. traditional cotton - same as conventional cotton


  • Fox Fiber
    • The FoxFibre ® cotton is cotton that grows in natural colors, without dyes. Almost all FoxFibre ® cotton is grown organically.
    • The Colorganic® is FoxFibre cotton that is produced and processed in accordance with certified organic methods.
    • Conventional FoxFibre ® cotton refers to products that have not met certified organic standards at one or more of the processing steps.
  • Latex
  1. 100% Pure Natural Latex is derived from the heven brasiliensis, or the rubber tree, latex is the most naturally durable cushioning material available. Natural latex is made from a milky substance that drips from the rubber tree when the bark is slashed. The process does not hurt the tree. This latex resin is then manufactured (whipped and then backed) into a tough yet soft material, honeycombed with innumerable interconnected air cells, which give it truly sponge like qualities. The cell structure, with millions of interconnecting cells, provides self ventilation. The finished product is durable, flexible, resilient, hygienic, and biodegradable. The recovery properties are excellent and unmatched due to the internal properties of high resilience found only in natural rubber. There are currently not any manufactures of 100% natural latex in the US. 100% pure natural latex. Contains no synthetic ingredients.
  2. latex - can be synthetic, blended synthetic, or 100% natural.
  3. natural latex - could mean blended latex or 100% natural. In Europe, anything that has at least 20% natural latex is considered natural.
  4. all natural latex - some manufactures and retailer use this term to describe the blended latex they use to confuse customers into believing that they are 100% natural.
  5. blended latex - also known as Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR). produced with petrochemicals and does not have the resilience properties that 100% natural latex has.
  6. 100% Latex is not necessarily the same as 100% Pure Natural Latex. A mattress core can be 100% synthetic latex and still be considered 100% Latex. It is not entirely natural unless it says it is 100% Pure Natural Latex. Also, if the price seems too good to be probably is. Manufactures do not typically use 100% pure natural latex because it costs so much more to use.
  7. Natural Latex does not mean 100% Pure Natural Latex. Some manufactures and retailers try to confuse consumers by telling them that their mattress is natural latex when it is actually a blend of natural and synthetic latex. Blended latex is also known as Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR). It is produced with petrochemicals and does not have the same resilience properties as 100% Natural Latex. The blends can range considerably: 80% synthetic and 20% natural, 40% synthetic and 60% natural, etc. Natural Latex can also mean 100% Latex. So just because someone tells you that it is natural does not mean that it is 100% natural. In Europe, anything with 20% or more natural latex is considered natural.
  8. All Natural Latex does not mean 100% Pure Natural Latex. "All Natural Latex" does not mean 100% pure natural latex. It could be a blend of synthetic and natural. This one really surprised us as well. This is the most misleading term that we have seen in the industry.
  9. If the manufacture says that it is Talalay latex, then that is probably a good hint that it is not all natural because Talalay is not currently available in 100% Natural Latex. Latex International used to make it but they had a fire in their plants that made it and they decided not to continue the 100% natural latex because the larger companies do not want to use it since it costs so more than synthetic latex.







NOTE: A few of our products do use green cotton, which is cotton that has been processed without formaldehydes, dyes, and bleaches, but not necessarily grown without pesticides. We do not have any conventional (standard) cotton on this web site. If green cotton is used, it is stated in the product information.



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