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  • 01-Feb-2012

    Oeko-Tex Certified Latex

    Pure LatexBLISS uses Oeko-Tex certified Latex in all of our Collection of Latex Mattresses. All of our Talalay Latex is manufactured by Latex International in Shelton, CT, USA.

    We also use Oeko-Tex certified fabrics. Our fabrics are manufactured by Bekaert Fabrics in NC and Desilee Fabrics in SC.

    Oeko-Tex Association is an independent, third-party certifier. Oeko-Tex certification is widely recognized in most of Europe. It’s awareness in the United States is rising.

    If you are unfamiliar with Oeko-Tex, here is some background information as well as a link to their website as well as to Wikipedia.

    Oeko-Tex 100

    The Oeko-Tex 100 standard is concerned primarily with health and safety of textile products.

    Textiles considered for this standard are classified into four categories listed below. Our Talalay Latex is certified for Class I; the most stringent classification.

    Product Class I: Products for Babies – all textile products and materials used to manufacture such textile products for children up to the age of 36 months (leather clothing is excepted)
    Product Class II: Products with Direct Contact to Skin – worn articles of which a large surface touches the skin (i.e. underwear, shirts, pants)
    Product Class III: Products without Direct Contact to Skin – articles of which only a small part of their surface touches the skin (i.e. linings, stuffings)
    Product Class IV: Decoration Material – this may also be thought of as housewares, as this category includes table cloths, wall coverings, furnishing fabrics, curtains, upholstery fabrics, floor coverings, and mattresses.

    Textile products bearing the Oeko-Tex 100 certification mark are:

    Textiles that do not contain allergenic dye-stuffs and dye stuffs that form carcinogenic arylamines of the MAK-groups III A1 and III A2 (see the Oeko-Tex website for a list of chemicals included in these groups).
    Textiles that had been tested for pesticides and chlorinated phenoles.
    Textiles that have been tested for the release of heavy metals under artificial perspiration conditions.
    Textiles free from formaldehyde or containing trace amounts significantly lower than the required legal limits.
    Textiles with a skin friendly pH.
    Textiles free from chloro-organic carriers.
    Textiles for garments free from biologically active finishes.

    For more information, please visit these sites:

    Oeko-Tex

    Oeko-Tex Standard on Wikipedia