IMO Certification

IMO Certification

The Organization   IMO stands for Institute for Marketecology, also known as Control Body IMO. It is a for profit business employing more than 400 experts in over ninety nations, which inspects, tests, evaluates and verifies businesses as to whether they meet the...
Intertek

Intertek

The Company   Intertek is an international corporation whose business is testing, evaluation and certification of products and their manufacturing processes for safety, performance, and verification of claims. According to it’s history goes back about 130 years to...
Fair Trade Certifications

Fair Trade Certifications

From the Coffee Cup to the Mattress   For the past 20 years or more, public awareness of Fair Trade and related issues has been increasing. News stories about working conditions where celebrity brands of apparel are made have made the front pages and covers of...
Sustainable Furnishings Council

Sustainable Furnishings Council

Sustainable Furnishings Council Healthy Environments Inside and Out The seal of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) is not in itself a certification. It is, on its face, an emblem of membership in the organization, consisting of companies involved in home...
Made in USA Certifications

Made in USA Certifications

Verifying Claims of American Origin Homegrown, Homemade Pride For as long as any of us can remember, there has been special pride in products made or grown in our own country, whether the United States or Canada. Not surprisingly, people in many other countries also...
GOLS

GOLS

Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)   The Certification Like the GOTS certification, issued by the same organization, GOLS is a global standard. Whereas the object of GOTS is textiles, that of GOLS is latex, including latex foam. Several mattress manufacturers use...
GOTS

GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard   The Standard GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), introduced in 2006, is a globally accepted standard for textiles. It certifies not only the composition of the textiles bearing the GOTS seal, but the processing and handling, as...
OEKO-TEX

OEKO-TEX

International OEKO-TEX® Association   OEKO-TEX is pronounced Eco-Tex. The OEKO means eco as in ecology, coming from the Greek word oikos [οικος] (household) and oikonomos [οικονομος] (household management, economy). TEX simply means textiles. In a sense, oeko is used...
GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certification

GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certification

The Organization   GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is a for-profit business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), one of the most trusted testing, reporting and certifying organizations in the world. All of us are aware of the UL seal which appears on many...
CertiPUR-US

CertiPUR-US

The Organization   Currently the most common certification on mattresses is the sage green ring with CertiPUR-US® across the white center. The seal looks impressive, but many consumers wonder, “What is CertiPUR-US?” CertiPUR-US is a organization established to test...