Organic Mattress - You Eat Organic, Shouldn't You Sleep Organic?

Founder Walt Bader has been chemically sensitive his whole life, and learned at an early age the importance of checking ingredient labels. Recognizing that finding products that are both functional and chemically acceptable to him was a challenge, Walt created Lifekind® in 1997 – a mail-order brand dedicated to organic and naturally safer® household products. With transparency of ingredients being a foremost concern, Walt placed the first thorough consumer-oriented chemical glossary in the Lifekind catalog in 1998.

Today Lifekind's offering is broad and includes certified organic mattresses and bedding, made at our own Eco-Factory™ in California. And with the internet being a dominant channel, what was once a catalog company exclusively, is now also online (and at retail), ensuring quality and time-tested organic products are available to the now many educated and concerned consumers seeking to reduce their chemical exposure.

In 2017, Lifekind celebrated its 20th year in business. Thank you to all of our many customers who have supported us all of these years, and who continue to refer friends and family. In the internet age, we are proud to be a name you can trust.

For a complex finished textile product, such as a mattress, to be called "certified" organic it must be composed of a minimum of 95% third-party-certified raw materials. Then independently, the company manufacturing the mattress must also meet the requirements as listed in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, and to subject its facility and finished products to an independent annual textile audit to standards such as GOTS, by a USDA-approved certifying agent.

Therefore, to call a mattress “organic” or to sell it as such, the company producing the mattress must earn independent organic status and be awarded an organic certificate annually in their name. This means that a mattress cannot be called "organic" simply because it is made up of one, some, or even all organic raw materials. It is the “certifying agent” that substantiates that the organic claim being made is actually true. It must be a USDA-approved certifying agent, who through an audit process can give a company legitimate claim or right to use the term “organic.”

We've worked hard to establish and maintain a comprehensive certified organic program. This ensures creation and assurance of certified organic goods.