Products we select meet demanding criteria covering several aspects. Certifications are a means of ensuring that the product or its components comply with what is advertised. They cover, among other things, the safety of the user and the people involved in production, respect for animals and environmental protection.
euroLATEX 100% Natural
euroLATEX 100% NATURAL guarantees the latex is made out of 100% natural latex. This certification can only be obtained for latex manufactured in Europe. The label certifies the absence of harmful substances such as heavy metals, solvents or volatile organic compounds. In addition, the label certifies that the working conditions of all personnel involved in the supply chain and compliant of those of EU.
FSC-certified natural rubber
FSC®-certified natural rubber guarantees that rubber trees used to produce the latex are deforestation free and socially responsible. FSC certification makes sure the latex isn’t linked to forest degradation or deforestation, and ensures traceability from the forest or plantation to the manufacturing of the latex. As only 4% of global rubber plantation area is currently FSC certified, this certification is very important to limit the negative impact of the latex on the environment.
LGA Quality Certificate
LGA for latex core is a certification from TÜV Rheinland AG (Germany) which certifies the durability of the latex core for domestic use. The test is conducted by putting a 1400 N (roughly 150 Kilos) force on the latex core and stroking it for 60,000 times, which simulate a normal use for about 10 years. Change in height, hardness and elasticity are controlled. Our natural latex cores score 99% out of 100% (being the maximum) for their global performances which means the variation does not exceed 1%.
Mulesing is a practice in which skin is removed from the rear of the Merino sheep in order to prevent parasitic infections from flies. It is efficient but controversial because of its cruelty. Alternatives exist through selection of resistant animals with lower skin wrinkling and through the use of non-surgical alternatives. Mulesing-free guarantees that wool is sourced from non-mulesed merino sheep.
GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) is the label for organic latex. It certifies that the latex comes from organic culture rubber trees and that the processing of latex milk meets environmental and social standards. This is the guarantee of a pure, quality and ethical latex.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is the organic certification for textile products made from natural fibers such as cotton, linen or wool. It guarantees a complete traceability of the entire supply chain from the organic origin of the raw material to the low environmental impact of the processing which forbids all hazardous chemicals. In addition, GOTS certifies social responsibility at all steps : good working conditions, respect for workers' rights, no discrimination, no child labor.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Standard 100 certification guarantees that the certified item has been tested against harmful substances and that it is therefore harmless for human health. Tests are conducted by independent institutes based on criteria of Standard 100. Absence of numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health are verified. Limit values for the STANDARD 100 often go beyond national and international requirements.
The organic farming label "Euro-leaf" certifies that the product comes from organic farming and meets the strict specifications of compliance with environmental and safety standards.