Essentia - Natural Memory Foam Mattresses
36 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Service area: 200 miles
Service Area: Essentia has 11 retail locations across North America. Stores in the USA are in the following cities: Santa Monica, New York, Berkeley, Denver, Chicago, and Seattle. http://www.myessentia.com/locations/
Essentia manufactures and sells the world's only natural memory foam. We at Essentia care about the external environment, as well as the environment in one's home.
We aim to provide a healthier and more sustainable bedding environment and to raise awareness about toxins in the home and the benefits of a greener lifestyle.
High quality and sustainably-grown ingredients are used in our bedding products; including GOTS certified 100% organic cotton, organic essential oils, hevea milk, dunlop latex, and natural plant extracts. All our mattresses are vegan; no animal by-products are used.
All manufacturing is done in Canada, where workers are paid a fair wage and have great working conditions. Manufacturing and distributing Essentia products from a single common location cuts down fuel consumption and transportation.
A roll pack specialty machine is used to compress mattresses to fit in a space-saving box. When shipping, this box takes 75% less space on the truck. Hence more mattresses can be transported at once; reducing our carbon footprint.
Essentia mattresses are biodegradable; at the end of its life an Essentia mattress only takes approximately 3 years to degrade when exposed to the elements.
Essentia is a young company that cares about the community. Through our "Betterhood" program, our 11 retail stores have started to give back to their respective neighborhoods.
Early "Betterhood" initiatives have included a silent auction for the Vancouver Food Bank, fundraising and awareness for Wild Horses of Alberta, clothing drives in Denver for Colorado's Fire-fighters, and pet-rescue initiatives in Toronto.
Essentia aims to participate in social environmental causes through future “Betterhood” initiatives.
The company strives to create environmental awareness to the online community through its website and blog.
In 2013 we had our mattresses independently tested by Exova Labs for VOC emissions. 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).
We only use GreenGuard certified, solvent-free adhesives by Simalfa. It’s GreenGuard Indoor Air Qualtity Certified and GreenGuard Children & Schools Certified.
A certification for organic fibers, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a leading textile processing standard. Our Zebrano fabric which covers all Essentia mattresses, as well as our organic sheets are GOTS certified.
The Dunlop latex used in Essentia mattresses meets EuroLatex Eco-Standards. Our latex is also Oeko Tex 100 Class 1 certified, which is Oeko Tex’s strictest certification available (classified safe for babies).
Essentia has successfully completed Green America’s screening process and has been approved as a socially and environmentally responsible business.