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Organic Cotton Sheet Care

With proper care, organic cotton sheets can provide years of comfort. But if not cared-for properly, they can develop a rough texture and have a shortened lifespan. First, do not wash and dry organic cotton sheets with any other items. Just wash them alone on the...

Wool Fiber Characteristics

DURABILITY AND RESILIENCE Each wool fiber is a molecular coilspring making the fiber remarkably elastic. Nature has folded the chemical polypeptide chains back upon themselves in such a way that they act like a coiled spring which elongates when it is extended and...

Air Quality & Allergen Reduction Tips

Reduce Bedroom Allergens We have had at least two families that have had good results minimizing allergy symptoms by replacing their down bedding with wool bedding. According to them, the improvement was remarkable. Down can harbor lots of allergens! Here are a...

The Seven Sins of Greenwashing

Green-wash(grēn’ wŏsh’,-wôsh’ ) -verb: the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. SIN OF THE HIDDEN TRADE OFF A claim suggesting that a product is ‘green’...

Wool Bedding Properties

Unique Natural-fiber bedding made of wool has many great properties perfectly suited for the bed because of wool’s unique structure.  Wool is made of keratin, a natural protein.  It has a spongy inner core that absorbs water vapor.  The core is covered in overlapping...

The Soy-Based Foam Deception

Many mattresses contain polyurethane foam.  In a previous post I pointed out the problems with polyurethane foam, and how the “CertiPUR-US” certification can’t be trusted because it is administered by the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Inc., a foam-industry...

Sleep Tips

Don’t use electronic devices before bedtime.  The blue light (primarily) suppresses melatonin, a sleep hormone. Eat right.  Don’t eat large meals right before sleep.  During the day eat foods high in fiber and low in saturated fat. Avoid alcohol.  Although alcohol is...

New Organic Certification by GOTS

Savvy Rest is now the only mattress manufacturer to have a completely certified organic mattress containing talalay latex. Great News!  All of our Savvy Rest brand, layered latex mattresses are officially GOTS certified organic with either dunlop or talalay latex....

Avoid Polyurethane Foam Mattresses

Despite latex foam’s vast superiority, polyurethane foam mattresses are less expensive and widely available.  That may explain why they are gaining popularity these days with bed-in-a-box concepts like Purple, Casper, or with the “created by NASA” hype around...

Avoiding Harmful Chemicals

One of the criteria we use in selecting the products we sell is that they be as free as possible of man-made chemicals ie: no chemical flame retardants, no formaldehyde, etc. Here are some tips to avoid potentially harmful chemicals.  Citation is given to the great...