About Keetsa Mattress > How is Keetsa Eco-Friendly?
Keetsa is committed to presenting a line of sleep products that have a minimum impact on your pocketbook and on the environment.
We have innovated many changes, resulting in a more eco-friendly product line and process.
Keetsa continues to seek out new innovations to create sleep products that you and your family can purchase with confidence.
Here are our current eco-friendly innovations.
Keetsa mattresses contain CertiPUR-US® approved viscoelastic memory foam that has been tested for durability, performance, and content.
CertiPUR-US® is a voluntary testing, analysis and certification program developed to test for durability, content and indoor emissions.
CertiPUR-US® is an extension of the European CertiPUR program developed in 2002 by EUROPUR, the association of European flexible polyurethane foam block manufacturers.
Memory foam is renowned for its durability and comfort.
Yet, most memory foam is made with 100% petroleum oil.
Keetsa has innovated Bio-foam™, a new type of memory foam that replaces a portion, 12%, of the petroleum oil with castor bean oil, a plant oil.
This accounts for less dependency on the oil industry.
Why just 12%?
Replacing more than 12% of the petroleum with plant oil will risk compromising the quality and durability of the foam.
We are continuing the development process to increase the portion of plant oil, so we can depend less and less on petroleum in producing our foam.
Latex foam and Organic Cotton
Keetsa Latex mattresses feature a latex top layer that uses all natural latex rubber.
Latex is naturally anti-bacterial, mildew and mold resistant.
Our latex is ECO certified and our 100% natural organic cotton fabric is OE 100 certified by Textile Exchange.
Hemp blend fabric
Our Hemp blend fabric uses 12% Hemp, 28% Cotton and 60% polyester.
While being natural and sustainable, Hemp is unfortunately not durable enough by itself, so we have to blend it with cotton and polyester to create a cover that is less dependent on the oil industry and will still be durable enough to carry the Keetsa name.
Hemp fabric is smooth, soft and durable and it is the most powerful humidity- absorbing and ventilating natural fiber fabric.
This Hemp blend fabric has been tested for OEKO-TEX Standard 100, which shows that the Hemp blend fabric does not contain any harmful substances.
The testing was done at SGS, which is internationally renowned laboratory for consumer product safety testing.
Organic Cotton Fabric
Most cotton fabrics are bleached or dyed to achieve a more pleasing appearance.
But the bleaching process exposes the materials to chemicals.
By using unbleached and uncolored cotton fabric, we are lessening the exposure to chemicals used in the bleaching process.
Our organic cotton covers are made with certified organic cotton and are available on The Keetsa and latex line.
The Mattress Fire Barrier
Federal Regulations require all mattresses to comply with the standard of fire compliance, CFR1633.
For The Keetsa Latex mattress, we use all natural 100% wool padding for our fire barrier.
For other mattresses with memory foam layers, we use a fire barrier that is made with 100% cotton fabric treated with PBDE free fire retardant chemicals.
This fire barrier has been tested for OEKO-TEX Standard 100, which shows that the fire barrier does not contain any harmful substances.
The testing has been done at SGS, which is internationally renowned laboratory for consumer product safety testings.
Green Tea is increasingly recognized for its calming effect and for its powerful anti-oxidant. We utilize this powerful anti-oxidant in the form of Green Tea Extract mixed into the Bio-Foam formula to help ensure that our sleep products will maintain a fresh scent without the use of chemical deodorizers.
Because our mattresses are so durable and well designed, we are able to compress them in a box that reduces the package volume by 75%.
Reduced volume allows the mattress to be taken in the trunk or back seat of a standard vehicle.
We can also transport the mattresses to anywhere in the country using Fedex, which means no Keetsa delivery trucks!
Not just any mattress can be compressed!
Keetsa uses a Patent-Pending process that allows all of our mattresses to come in a highly efficient package.
We've tested many of the major competitive brands and they cannot stand up to this new technology.
Only high quality components can be compressed and come back to their original shape.
Keetsa has perfected this efficient process for all our mattresses and sleep products.
Because our mattresses are so durable and well designed, we are able to compress them in a box,which accounts for reduced shipping costs, smaller carbon footprint and no delivery trucks.
The Mattress Support Systems
Keetsa mattresses are self supportive.
They do not require traditional box springs to give the proper support, as long as the mattresses are placed on a flat, stable surfaced foundation or bed frame.
Also, we believe box springs are another form of waste for the environment.
By having a firm and supportive base for the mattress, we have reduced the mattress waste to half, not to mention the reduced price.
Durability and Warranty
We hear it everyday..."My mattress only lasted a few years before it started breaking down." Poorly made mattresses fill our landfills, and are not considered eco-friendly. Keetsa strives to create products that will outlast
most major brands. We back up that commitment with one of the best mattress warranties in the business, a 12 year non-prorated warranty. We stand behind all our mattresses for 12 years. Well, we don't literally stand behind your bed...that would be kind of creepy.
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