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Green Sleep: Keetsa Mattresses

The last mattress I bought lasted only four months before it buckled in the middle and began to squeak. What was formerly a firm surface became a spongy mess, and the company (which shall remain unnamed) refused to accept it as defective—apparently, mattresses have to be able to cripple you before they count as damaged. Environmentally friendly mattress company Keetsa wants to change this mattress methodology by creating sleeping products that last, which in turn keep mattresses out of landfills. To this end, the company warranties their mattresses for twelve years. Keetsa stands behind their mattresses, though thankfully not literally, which they admit “would be kind of creepy.”

Keetsa Plus. Manufactured by Keetsa.

Healthier Sleep with Non-Toxic, Organic, Green Tea-Treated Bio-Foam

Keetsa Plus. Manufactured by Keetsa.

Besides their longevity, Keetsa mattresses offer a whole host of characteristics that make sleep healthier. They use CertiPUR-US® approved high density foam, which is an extension of the European CertiPUR program developed in 2002 by EUROPUR, the association of European flexible polyurethane foam block manufacturers. This voluntary program tests foam for durability, performance, and content. Mattress covers use hemp blend fabrics and certified organic cotton which is not dyed or bleached, since “the bleaching process exposes the materials to chemicals.” For their memory foam mattresses, Keetsa uses Bio-foam™, a new type of memory foam in all of their mattresses - like the Keetsa Plus or the Tea Leaf Surpreme, among other favorites - that replaces a portion of the petroleum oil with castor bean oil, a natural plant oil. And in lieu of toxic fire retardants, Keetsa uses 100% wool padding as a fire barrier, which is non-toxic. As if this wasn’t enough in the way of green details, Keetsa adds Green Tea Extract into their Bio-Foam formula—a powerful anti-oxidant that also smells great “without the use of chemical deodorizers.”

Keetsa Plus. Manufactured by Keetsa.

A good night of sleep also depends on your conscience—and here Keetsa can help. Their mattresses are compressed for packaging and shipping, which reduces your shipping cost and carbon footprint. Keetsa also uses 100% recyclable boxes printed with water-soluble ink, not to mention biodegradable plastic bags. And thanks to the company’s self-supportive mattresses, you don’t need a box spring: “We believe box springs are another form of waste for the environment,” explains Keetsa.

Keetsa Plus. Manufactured by Keetsa.
Keetsa Plus. Manufactured by Keetsa.

About the Manufacturer: Keetsa manufactures mattresses, pillows, and mattress pads that are more eco-friendly than traditional mattresses. By using CertiPUR-US® approved high density foam, hemp blend fabrics, non-toxic fire barriers, and natural latex rubber, Keetsa is able to offer a line of sleep products that keep sleepers and the world they inhabit happy and healthy. The company maintains showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose, as well as Toronto, Canada.

Posted April 11th, 2012 by Alicita Rodriguez


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