Tests & Certifications

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Clean Air

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 "Both tests are appropriate for the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Product Certification for OEM Materials, Surface Materials, Bedding, Seating Individual Case Goods, Tables, Workstation Components".

"The VOC and formaldehyde levels can be characterized as background levels." which is ambient air. IE, air found in the average home. read the report

 


Tested for VOC's
Columbia Labs Tested

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. Columbia Analytical Services were commissioned to perform these tests.

Ongoing testing is planned with the university in hopes of discovering more benefits from our material.

 


Worker Safety
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.

 


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GOTS Certified

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.

Our Zebrano fabric which covers all Essentia mattresses is GOTS certified. Certificate issued by ICEA, Bologna Italy. Our organic sheets are also GOTS certified.

 


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EuroLatex ECO-Standard

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.

 


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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 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 Glues

We only use GREENGUARD Certified adhesives by SIMALFA in our products. These adhesives are solvent-free, GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD Children & Schools certifed.

 


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Oeko Tex

Our latex is Oeko Tex 100 Class 1 certified. This is Oeko Tex’s strictest certification available classified safe for babies.

All Dunlop latex used in Essentia mattresses meet EuroLatex ECO-Standards.

 


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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 our own components.

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.

Read more about our Canadian made mattresses.

 


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Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association promotes and protects organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA is a leader in advocating and protecting organic standards so that consumers can have confidence in certified organic production.