Boyteks plants forest

Boyteks plants forest

Turkish textile supplier Boyteks announced it has planted 10,000 saplings in a once barren landscape in the Kayseri industrial zone where its headquarters are located. The company said it is a strong sustainability advocate operating “on the principle of respect for nature and human health” and “incorporating environmental awareness and social responsibility strategy for a […]

Guest Post | Mattress Recycling: Game On!

Guest Post | Mattress Recycling: Game On!

For many years now, I have watched and participated in our industry’s steady work toward achieving sensible mattress recycling. Yet I’m worried. Suddenly, after decades of gradual increases in voluntary mattress recycling, laws to require mandatory mattress recycling have emerged as the No. 1 threat to our industry. Year after year, our industry has improved […]

ISPA encourages industry to get involved as mattress recycling legislation looms

ISPA encourages industry to get involved as mattress recycling legislation looms

“If you think the issue of used mattress recycling doesn’t affect you, think again.” That was a key message at a well-attended mattress recycling forum sponsored by the International Sleep Products Association Jan. 29 at the World Market Center in Las Vegas. “In 2013, more states will consider burdensome recycling laws that may cost mattress […]

Mattress makers earn GOLS certification

Certification and inspection company Control Union in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has granted the Global Organic Latex Standard certification to two mattress makers, Organic Mattresses Inc. in Yuba City, Calif., and Safe For Home dba Naturepedic in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The two companies are the first recipients of GOLS certification in the United States, according to […]

2012 was warmest year ever in lower 48 states

2012 was warmest year ever in lower 48 states

Temperatures in the continental United States in 2012 were the hottest since record keeping began more than a century ago, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced in January. Seven of the 10 warmest years on record have been since 1990. The average temperature in 2012 was 55.3 degrees Fahrenheit, 3.2 degrees above […]

Las Vegas Market: ISPA to update industry on mattress recycling legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelly Sullivan January 18, 2013 (916) 858-8686 ISPA TO UPDATE THE INDUSTRY ON MATTRESS RECYCLING LEGISLATION AT LAS VEGAS MARKET Market Trends, Public Policy, Collaborative Relationships All On The Agenda ALEXANDRIA, VA – Members of the International Sleep Products Association and others in the mattress industry from across the nation will […]

OMI takes more space in Vegas

Yuba City, Calif.-based Organic Mattresses Inc. has doubled the size of its showroom in the World Market Center in Las Vegas. At nearly 6,000 square feet, the space, C-1507, is large enough to accommodate all 18 OMI mattress models, as well as the company’s top-of-bed collection. The Las Vegas Market held Jan. 28-Feb. 1 will […]

People believe in need for environmental responsibility

People believe in need for environmental responsibility

About two-thirds of people in six major consumer markets around the globe believe that “as a society, we need to consume a lot less to improve the environment for future generations.” They also feel “a sense of responsibility to purchase products that are good for the environment and society,” according to the Regeneration Consumer Study […]

Industry finding fertile ground for natural bedding

by Karl Kunkel Taking a cue from growth in pricey natural foods and organic clothing, the American bedding industry is sprouting its own green products. Once the domain of a few specialty mattress manufacturers that marketed to niche bedding shops and catalog companies, green mattresses—whether they be wholly organic or just incorporate more natural materials—have […]