The Advantages of Natural Latex over Foam in Cushions and Mattresses

The Advantages of Natural Latex over Foam in Cushions and Mattresses

May 31, 2024

Natural  and GOLS certified organic latex offer several advantages. Natural latex tends to be more durable and have a longer lifespan compared to the highest density foam. 

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Suspiciously CertiPUR- Don't be duped.

Suspiciously CertiPUR- Don't be duped.

November 28, 2023

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Post Pandemic Supplier Blues

Post Pandemic Supplier Blues

November 03, 2023

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Pondering a nebulous term- SUSTAINABILITY

Pondering a nebulous term- SUSTAINABILITY

March 23, 2023

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Meaningful certifications available for upholstery fabrics

Meaningful certifications available for upholstery fabrics

March 21, 2023

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We are selling eco upholstery fabrics by the linear yard beginning April 2023

We are selling eco upholstery fabrics by the linear yard beginning April 2023

February 24, 2023

We  will begin selling the most non-toxic upholstery fabrics with a three yard minimum starting in March 2023. I will continue my quest for truly natural fiber, untreated  and non-toxic fabrics. Caveat emptor -Greenguard certs and PFAS or flame retardant-free doesn't necessarily imply that a fabric is non-toxic. 

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Sustainability in the  home furnishings industry

Sustainability in the home furnishings industry

January 17, 2023

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Noddingham- The ideal organic kid's mattress for parents.

Noddingham- The ideal organic kid's mattress for parents.

December 16, 2022

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Searching for non-toxic upholstery fabrics

Searching for non-toxic upholstery fabrics

December 09, 2022 1 Comment

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Sincere Sustainability Statements

Sincere Sustainability Statements

October 25, 2022

Carlie Ballard's company has a sincere sustainability statement without ever referring to it is that.

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American Sheeting Blossoms at Thomaston Mills

American Sheeting Blossoms at Thomaston Mills

September 11, 2020

Finally, American made organic cotton sheets from fiber to finished product. Thomaston Mills has been making sheeting for over a century. In recent decades they have been making them for the hospitality and institutional industries. They now have launched an organic cotton percale program for residential use and the sheets are high quality that is more akin to what one would have found forty years ago..

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Non-toxic Home Furnishings and Me

Non-toxic Home Furnishings and Me

May 05, 2020 1 Comment

I have had a lengthy career in the textile industry, dating back the 1980's. It wasn't until 2004 when I met pioneers in the organic mattress and home furnishings industry that I started to research and educate myself about the toxicity of textiles, mattresses and upholstered furniture. I have since used my textile background to focus specifically on promoting non-toxic textiles and home furnishings products produced with non-toxic textiles and other natural ingredients.

Consumer knowledge and purchases in this category have risen over the decades. 

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