- cotton - can be organic or
- commercial cotton - same as conventional
- 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.
- green cotton - cotton that has no
formaldehydes, dyes, or bleaches.
- organic cotton - grown on fields that
have not used chemical pesticides, or insecticides for at least 3 years.
- traditional cotton - same as
- 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.
- 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.
- latex - can be synthetic, blended
synthetic, or 100% natural.
- natural latex - could mean blended
latex or 100% natural. In Europe, anything that has at least 20%
natural latex is considered natural.
- 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%
- blended latex - also known as
Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR). produced with petrochemicals and does
not have the resilience properties that 100% natural latex has.
- 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 true....it probably is. Manufactures do not typically
use 100% pure natural latex because it costs so much more to use.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.