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Ask The Crib Mattress Specialist: Why doesn’t Colgate offer an organic mattress?

Colgate Mattress™️ created the “Ask the Crib Mattress Specialist” series in response to frequently asked questions from our valued customers. Through this blog series, we hope sharing our thoughts on these topics will help you better understand why we handcraft our products with your baby in mind using the highest industry standards.

If you have a question you’d like included in the series, we’d love to hear from you at [email protected]

Question: Hello, Crib Mattress Specialists! 

I know and trust the Colgate Mattress name — in fact, it’s the brand most recommended to me by friends, family and even Google. But I really want to make sure my baby’s crib mattress is organic and you don’t seem to have an organic crib mattress offering? Why is that? 

– Curious Caroline

 

Hello, Caroline! Thank you for your question.

The term “organic” is frequently used across different industries to describe various types of products — ranging from foods to cleaning products to bedding and everything in between. But such common usage of the term can make it difficult to discern when items truly are in fact organic (meaning certified by an industry authority) and when they’re not.

Additionally, there isn’t one universal “clearinghouse” across all industries that sets the standard for when and how the term can be used. And so “organic” can be defined differently depending on the product — and at the discretion of the manufacturer.

The Global Organic Textile Standard provides certification for products such as sheets and mattresses. However, it’s still common for some manufacturer and retailers to set their own standards for what they’ll sell with an organic label.

For example, some manufacturers call a mattress organic even if only one component is organic. Colgate does not consider a mattress organic unless the entire product and all of its components are organic. If we use an organic cotton cover on a foam mattress, for example, we will say that the cover is organic but will not call the entire mattress organic.

“Last we checked, there’s no such thing as organic metal innersprings or organic foam. We choose to call our natural products “eco-friendlier” in order to be transparent with our customers,” says Dennis, Colgate’s Crib Mattress Expert.

Here at Colgate, integrity is paramount. So, while some manufacturers use the term “organic” generously in their marketing, we choose to be more judicious with how and when we do so. As a family-owned and operated business for three generations, we take exception when companies intentionally mislead consumers and market products that aren’t truly organic — that’s an ethical line we don’t cross. We proudly handcraft all of our mattresses here in the USA using the highest quality components.

Learn more about all of our products here.

Colgate Mattress Supports Atlanta Furniture Bank 2018 Race for Rest with The Zen of Running Campaign

We are proud to once again sponsor the Furniture Bank Race for Rest with “The Zen of Running: Buy One, Give One” campaign. In its eighth year, the Race for Rest is a fund-raising event that benefits The Furniture Bank, the only agency in metro Atlanta whose mission is to provide free furniture to families in need.

For the 2018 event, Colgate is matching the first 20 crib mattress purchases with an in-kind crib mattress donation for families in need. Parents, grandparents and friends can support the Furniture Bank’s mission with a crib mattress purchase plus receive a 10% discount! Use promo code ZENBOGO when checking out.

It’s widely known that running is great for both physical and mental health. Running provides time to escape the stress of life for a while and tension goes by the wayside as the miles fly by. So it’s no surprise that runners attribute this alone time as their go-to “State of Zen”.

For new parents, the peace and quiet found on the trails can help foster a more harmonious relationship with baby. Studies continue to show that mothers-to-be who exercise have better overall mental health and have a reduced the risk of gestational diabetes. Jogging has also proven to be a great mood booster and can help new moms suffering from postpartum depression regain confidence.

Colgate understands that new parents are on a never-ending quest for balance, which is why we created our award-winning zenBaby Collection. With its unique water-based coating design, the zenBaby™ Collection offers the highest level of temperature optimization to help baby sleep peacefully. Colgate’s most innovative collection to date, zenBaby™ is designed with rich and natural textures to provide your baby with a calming and cozy environment. In fact, the zenBaby Hybrid 2-in-1 crib mattress was named a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Innovation Award Winner earlier this year.

In keeping safety first, the zenBaby™ Collection is engineered to provide the ideal firmness for baby’s sleep environment. Plus, all Colgate products are GREENGUARD® Gold certified and meet CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions and durability. The Collection is proudly handcrafted in the USA by Colgate, the Crib Mattress Specialist®, a family-owned and operated business dedicated to baby’s safety since 1955.

Hello tranquility and peace of mind. Because everybody deserves a little Zen.