Certification for organic fibers, The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a leading textile processing standard. GOTS include ecological and social criteria with independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Essentia holds a GOTS 4.0 factory certification, ensuring that the entire supply chain has demonstrated proper practices to track and manage organic materials. See our GOTS certification here.
Essentia organic sheets are also GOTS certified.
Essentia is a GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) 3.0 certified facility, able to manufacture organic finished goods. Essentia’s supply chain has demonstrated that there are procedures in place to properly track and manage organic materials up to the point where they are shipped to the client. Essentia has demonstrated it has a system in place that will allow traceability and proper storage of all its GOLS components at all stages of production. See our GOLS certification here.
Beyond Organic® is a self managed initiative that is at the core of all our product design and processes. Our mattresses at Essentia are and always have been far beyond organic. The products and components are thoughtfully designed and sourced for clean, ethical, and life replenishing sleep.
Fact: Chemicals are routinely used in Certified Organic Mattresses.
Being true to our “Beyond Organic®” values, Essentia products are always Vegan and Cruelty Free, our old world methodologies are not easy but they are the right way to assure the purest possible outcome to preserve clean and healthy indoor air quality, while achieving the highest recovery performance and sleep benefits ever.
In 2013 we had our mattresses independently tested by Exova Labs for VOC emissions. Both tests are appropriate for the some of the highest Indoor Air Quality Product Certifications for OEM Materials and Bedding. According to LEED Green Associate, Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene certified engineer at EXP "The VOC and formaldehyde levels can be characterized as background levels." which is ambient air. IE, air found in the average home.
Internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system specific to the medical devices industry. Safety and quality are non-negotiable in the medical device industry. Regulatory requirements are increasingly stringent throughout every step of a product’s life cycle. Essentia has demonstrated their quality management processes and ensure best practice in everything they do.
Founding Member Well Living Lab
A collaboration of Delos and Mayo Clinic, the Well Living Lab's goal is to transform human health and well-being in the indoor environment by bringing together building science and health science. As a founding member, Essentia demonstrates leadership and commitment to indoor health and well-being.
Worker Safety Tested
Since Essentia's natural foam material is unique, there were no safety guidelines that governed its manipulation as there would be for standard memory foam production. Our local Health and Safety Board conducted tests for a full day of production. They placed a VOC capturing device at the nozzle of our mixing pumps in order to capture the highest possible readings of VOCs and to identify if there were any components found in the standard production of memory foam. The results: Essentia employees are not required to wear any protective gear or masks as there are no safety risks.
Hippocrates Health Institute Approved
Essentia is the only mattress approved by the Hippocrates Health Institute, and is the mattress featured in every room on campus. The Hippocrates Health Institute is committed to educating the world on healthy lifestyle change through their immersive Life Transformation Program including educational lectures, holistic therapies, raw vegan food, psychotherapy, fitness and whole-food supplementation.
In Dec 2010, Essentia worked with the professor of material science and engineering at a leading U.S. university to perform independent testing of our natural memory foam using the purge and trap method to test the foam. An independent lab was commissioned to perform these tests. Ongoing testing is planned with the university in hopes of discovering more benefits from our material.
The EuroLatex ECO-Standard is a standard for quality. The TFI (Deutsches Teppich-Forschungs Institut in Aachen) in Germany, tests for the maximum acceptable limits for substances that are considered harmful to health. Substances tested for include: Heavy metals Nitrosamines Pesticides Solvents Volatile organic components All Dunlop latex used in Essentia mattresses meet EuroLatex ECO-Standards.
Made in Canada
To create healthy & performing mattresses and pillows it's fundamental to know everything about the components which make up these products. This is why we develop and manufacture as many of our own components as possible. Manufacturing and distributing Essentia products from a single common location cuts down fuel consumption in transportation, which allows for better prices and supports the North American economy as many of our ingredients are from both Canada and the United States. Our products are manufactured by hand, by the Essentia team, just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Our latex is Oeko Tex 100 Class 100 certified. This is Oeko Tex’s strictest certification available classified safe for babies.
All Dunlop latex used in Essentia mattresses meet EuroLatex ECO-Standards.
Green America Certified
Previously known as Co-op America, Green America is a non-profit membership organization promoting environmental sustainability, ensuring consumers that they can feel confident that businesses bearing this seal operate in such a manner that support workers, communities, and protects the environment at home and abroad.
Essentia has successfully completed Green America's screening process and has been approved Green America Gold as a socially and environmentally responsible business.
In partnership with Green America, Essentia is committed to and employs extraordinary and innovative practices that benefit its workers, its customers, and the environment.
GREENGUARD Certified adhesives
We only use GREENGUARD Certified adhesives by SIMALFA in our products. These are solvent-free, GREENGUARD Gold Certified® water-based adhesives.