Buying a natural mattress can be overwhelming, especially with the vast array of standards and regulations that many companies include on their website, it can be difficult to navigate what is legit and what really just isn’t.
There can be some certifications that are made by the company actually producing the product, which is a sneaky marketing tactic and one that you can generally tell right off the bat.
You’ve also got different trade association certification that may sound pretty solid, but you’ll want to do some digging based on the claims as trade associations are in fact a group of companies from the same industry. These trade associations have an end goal of getting you to buy into their product offering as well.
The most trusted certifications and the ones that you should be looking for are third party certifications or government regulated certifications. These certifications must abide by a set of rules and standards that are governed by a union to ensure anyone holding these certifications is following and abiding by the standards.
Essentia is proud to announce that we are now a GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic manufacturing facility.
Essentia is certified as a GOLS 3.0 facility. This means Essentia is able to manufacture organic finished goods, and Essentia’s supply chain has demonstrated that there are proper procedures in place to track and manage organic materials up to the point where they are shipped to the client.
Essentia also holds a GOTS 4.0 factory certification, which much like the GOLS certification, ensures that the supply chain and manufacturing process has proper practices in place to track and manage organic textiles.
Both of these certifications are managed by Control Union, and they explain the concept best:
“GOLS has been introduced to ensure a clear path and procedure on the route from field level/farmer level to certified organic latex product manufacturer. Among other factors, manufacturers that are given the go-ahead to produce organic products under the GOLS logo would have to follow mandatory social and environmental regulations. This will make the final consumer socially and environmentally responsible; indirectly.
Another top focus of this standard is the consistency of the quality. In fact, one of the main objectives is to prevent the introduction of ‘falsely certified’ products in to the market. This prevention will protect the end consumer from being exposed to bogus products, while safeguarding the certified organic latex related manufacturers who follow the given procedures in their manufacturing processes.” GOLS – Global Organic Latex Standard by ControlUnion
What does this mean for your Essentia product?
Essentia proudly uses only the highest quality natural and organic components when making our products. These new GOLS and GOTS factory certifications mean you can be sure that these ingredients are treated with the same love and care we’ve always used, but with the added peace of mind that the GOLS and GOTS certifications afford. That means you can be sure that our manufacturing process and finished products adhere to the strict and specific standards set forth by GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
We’ve always been proud of the product we make, and now we’re adding a few more recognizable stamps of approval to the final product you will be receiving.