9 Ways Saatva Supports the Environment
Sustainability is at the heart of what we do at Saatva. We're committed to bringing you sleep products that are good for the environment (and your health) by using eco-friendly, nontoxic materials and maintaining sustainable manufacturing processes.
Below, we’ve rounded up the top ways Saatva supports the environment.
How Saatva supports the environment
1. We use eco-friendly foams in our mattresses
The foam in some mattresses contains petroleum-based chemicals that can off-gas in your home, leaving you with a stinky "new mattress" smell that can cause irritation if you have chemical sensitivities or a respiratory condition like asthma. We replace 30% of our foams with natural ingredients derived from soybean and corn oil.
Saatva mattress foams, including the ones in our Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress, are certified by CertiPUR-US®, so they're guaranteed to be free of toxic chemicals. We also ship all of our foams stable and not shrink-wrapped, so any off-gassing happens in our factories before a mattress ever gets to you. (Learn more about mattress chemicals and how to avoid them.)
2. Our mattress covers are made with organic cotton
Organic cotton contains fewer chemicals than conventionally grown cotton. Because organic cotton is grown without chemical insecticides or synthetic fertilizers, it's hypoallergenic, much less likely to cause skin irritation, and won't damage soil or water.
All of our mattress covers are made with breathable, certified organic cotton treated with Guardin®, a botanical antimicrobial treatment that naturally inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew to prolong the life of the fabric.
3. We make our innerspring coils out of recycled steel
The key feature in an innerspring mattress is, of course, the springs. These are typically made of steel, which can be recycled post-use. However, we use recycled steel from the outset to make the tempered coils in our Saatva Classic, Saatva Latex Hybrid, Saatva HD, Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid, and Saatva Youth.
4. We harvest our latex sustainably
Latex is a greener alternative to conventional foams—so long as it's natural and not synthetic. We only use natural latex in our latex mattresses, latex pillow, and latex mattress topper. Our latex is harvested sustainably to not cause any damage to the rubber trees.
5. We rely on natural flame retardant
By law, all mattresses must be able to withstand 30 minutes of exposure to an open flame. To meet that standard, mattress companies often use chemical treatments. While not all chemical flame retardants are harmful, there are a few that are. (Learn about the dangers of fiberglass in mattresses.)
We use a natural plant-based thistle, mainly made of wood pulp, as well as New Zealand wool, as the flame retardants in our mattresses. Both fire barriers are chemical-free and nontoxic.
6. We manufacture our mattresses in the U.S.A.
Saatva has 19 partner factories in the United States where our mattresses are "made to order," so they're always manufactured fresh and never sit in storage. On average, our mattresses travel less than 100 miles from the factory to your home, lowering our carbon footprint.
In fact, Saatva's entire business model aims to reduce environmental impact: By selling our products direct to consumers and ensuring they don't have to travel very far to get to you, we're able to significantly lower our carbon footprint. (Here are more reasons to buy an American-made mattress.)
7. We've partnered with a solar-powered factory
One way we've been able to scale our environmental efforts is by partnering with like-minded companies, such as manufacturing partner Bedding Industries of America. BIA operates a solar-powered factory in New Jersey. A 300kW solar array on the roof not only powers the plant's operations but also produces enough surplus energy to return some to the electrical grid.
8. We're a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council
The Sustainable Furnishings Council was launched in 2006 to raise awareness about sustainability issues and help companies adopt eco-friendly policies. We've been a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council for many years.
Members qualify by completing the Sustainable Furnishing Council's Best Practices Agreement, which includes an eco-action plan detailing what you're doing to reduce your impact on the environment and how you're educating others on the importance of going green.
9. We plant trees with Evertreen
In May 2022, we partnered with Evertreen to plant trees and alleviate poverty by employing farmers in global reforestation efforts. To date, we’ve planted more than 2,000 trees and have offset more than 675,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide.
This unique program doesn't just help support a greener planet—it also empowers people in need to grow and develop farmland. What’s more, through Evertreen’s satellite monitoring program, you can see the difference our trees are making in real time.
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All of our mattresses are made with materials that are eco-friendly and nontoxic, meaning they’re good for the planet and your health. Plus, our manufacturing processes aim to reduce our environmental impact.
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