Naturepedic Organic Mattresses is Montgomery County's 85th Green Business; MoCo is first US jurisdiction to adopt the stringent Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

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Naturepedic, the leading U.S. manufacturer of organic mattresses and bedding, only uses inputs such as organic cotton, wool and latex in its luxurious mattresses, pillows and sheets. It is the only Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified mattress and bedding company in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

It just makes sense - and is perfectly feasible - to only use organic and non-toxic inputs when making a mattress that people sleep on about eight hours a day.

This Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m., Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson will celebrate his district’s own Naturepedic, the leading U.S. manufacturer of organic mattresses and bedding, for becoming the 85th company to be certified to the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program. The Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery is located at 11802-A Rockville Pike, near the Old Georgetown Road entrance of the popular Pike & Rose development.

The gallery also is the first company in the county to earn the certification for meeting the stringent Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which prohibits the use of toxic ingredients in organic apparel and home textiles. Only in January did the county’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) formally incorporate GOTS into its set of qualifying standards. In doing so, Montgomery County became the first and only U.S. jurisdiction to formally recognize GOTS.

“It just makes sense - and is perfectly feasible - to only use organic and non-toxic inputs when making a mattress that people sleep on about eight hours a day,” states Barry Cik, Naturepedic Technical Director.

“Montgomery County is a national leader when it comes to environmental sustainability, so it is fitting that Naturepedic has chosen a livable, walkable, and accessible community like the Pike District for its DC area gallery,” says Councilmember Friedson. “I congratulate them on joining a diverse array of Green Business Certified companies, thank them for their commitment to organic products and enthusiastically welcome them to our community.”

Naturepedic only uses inputs such as organic cotton, wool and latex in its luxurious mattresses, pillows and sheets. It is the only GOTS certified mattress and bedding company in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Joining Friedson are Delegate Emily Shetty, representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection, Bethesda Green, the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, and Federal Realty/Pike & Rose.

Naturepedic also made sure both its Ohio-based manufacturing facility and nationwide galleries are Green America Green Business Gold-certified regarding their sustainable operating practices. Practices include using only LEDs bulbs, a water cooler versus bottled water, and recycling, among others.

Naturepedic chose Federal Realty’s Pike & Rose as the location for its 14th store due to its numerous sustainability initiatives and walkable shopping environment as well as that it is easily reachable for customers throughout the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia area by Metro (White Flint).

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