Organic Latex Crib Mattress
Make your baby’s crib a safe, chemical-free haven with our 100% organic latex crib mattress. Each mattress is made by hand right here in our Seattle showroom. Crafted from the finest materials, organic latex, organic Pacific North West Eco-Wool, and organic cotton, these mattresses will keep your baby as healthy as she is comfortable.
All of our crib mattresses are made of extra firm ORGANIC latex that safely supports your baby and contain absolutely no chemical fire retardants. Our crib mattresses are designed for a slatted crib. Our mattresses have passed all flame retardants laws using a proprietary needle punched wool.
Crib mattresses are 28 5/8″ x 52 3/8″ and fit all standard cribs.
Organic latex is an amazing material. It is uniquely strong and durable and at the same time very comfortable and healthy. With its natural elasticity, latex supports and conforms to the geography of the entire body, easing pressure on hips and shoulders while also supporting the small of the back and the waist.
An organic latex mattress has a 20-year warranty but can last 30 years or more without any significant change in support or softness. Latex’s long-lasting comfort can easily carry a person from childhood well into adulthood because latex does not dip or flatten out over time.
Organic latex in its raw form is a milky substance from the Hevea rubber tree that flows in ducts just outside of where the sap runs. The tapper harvests latex by scoring the bark of the tree with a knife just deep enough to reach the latex ducts. The dripping latex is collected and mixed with:
- Natural Latex Rubber 90-95%
- Zinc Oxide 2-3%
- Fatty Acid Soaps 1-2%
- Sulfur 1-2%
- Sodium 1-2%
The Dunlop process used to make our organic latex is relatively straightforward: compressed air is mixed with the latex and the mixture is whipped like a cake batter. Then the mixture of latex and air is poured into a mold and baked until it is firm. The firmness of the final product depends on the ratio of air to latex.
Below are some pictures from our Mike Schaefer’s trip to the latex plantation and factory in southern India.