QUEEN ~ Abundant Earth's Natural Organic Cotton
and Box Spring are the finest organic sleep surface products made in the USA.
in the USA ***
The Abundant Earth Natural Organic
Innerspring Mattress sets the standard
for the way all organic cotton mattresses should be made. Our mattresses are made in an ultra-clean mattress factory/warehouse, where no flame-retardants, fabric softeners or any other
chemicals are applied to any products. Our premium organic cotton arrives paper-wrapped and sealed in a thick organic
cotton fabric shell and is kept that way until it is used to make your mattress. These organic cotton bails
and bolts are stored in their own special storage bays, free from contact with
any non-organic products. Finally, our organic cotton is fresh, and is typically
used within 3 months of arrival in the factory/warehouse. Just before leaving
our warehouse, your mattress is wrapped in an inert plastic wrap to help protect the
mattress on its journey to your home. The plastic leaves no residue and keeps
your mattress clean and fresh until it arrives in your bedroom.
The Innerspring Unit
We first start with the finest innerspring units available anywhere. Unlike many organic cotton bed manufacturers that use lower quality innerspring units
to cut expenses (and often hide this by boasting about high coil counts rather
than focusing on the quality of the innerspring unit), we start with the finest European offset coil spring system developed.
The top of each
coil flexes independently for maximum sensitivity to body contours, maximum body support,
and minimum friction. These old-fashioned Swiss designed heat-tempered coils last longer than
the "modern" innerspring coils used in most mattresses. We don't want you coming
back because you wore your Abundant Earth mattress out in just a few years. We
want you coming back because our hand-made mattresses exceeded your expectations
for comfort, organic cleanliness, and exceptional quality and durability and you
want to add another of our famous mattresses to your household.
Our Innerspring Mattress Features Include:
Average Coil Spring Count
vary with firmness):
- Precise diameter and even coil barrel, as well as heat tempered for
longest lasting firm support.
- 100% working wire, every part of the surface flexes.
- Open, unknotted tall coils are more flexible and sensitive to body contours.
- Smaller coil diameter creates greater surface coverage.
- Designed for edge support; the barrel of each coil is positioned under the
border rod for support right up to the edge.
- Clipped border wire and side support springs for firm edge support.
- Double heat tempered for extreme durability.
Twin - 366
Twin-XL - 390
Full - 522
Queen - 642
Cal. King - 802
Est. King - 810
Organic Insulator/Support Pads:
Between the innerspring and the organic cotton padding, ideally some form of
insulating material is used in the manufacture of organic cotton mattresses.
This material is supposed to both keep the cotton from "packing" into the
springs, and provide an insulation barrier between the metal springs and the
cotton (which can wick heat away from your body). Other organic cotton mattress
manufacturers use a wire screen between the innerspring and cotton. This screen
may have a fancy name to help convince customers that their bed contains some
high-tech flexible insulator screen product. Actually, this screen does keep the
cotton from packing into the springs, but provides little, if any, insulation.
To compensate, the wire screen is then wrapped in "virgin paper cording." This
"virgin paper cording" is essentially a very strong
cardboard product. The problem is that cardboard is a
paper fiber that breaks down over time, but more importantly "virgin paper
cording" is manufactured with formaldehyde. Now who wants to order an organic cotton bed with formaldehyde
as one of its components? Still other organic mattress companies often use
support pads that are comprised of ground up scraps of various synthetic scraps
of materials that are glued to a nylon webbed backing. Rest assured, Abundant Earth
insulator/support pad made from our own high
organic cotton materials.
100% Organic Cotton Batting:
Once we have selected the innerspring
firmness you have selected, we then wrap the innerspring unit with
generous layers of pre-compressed, first cut staple 100% chemical-free and fire
retardant-free certified organic cotton padding. No
polyurethane foam or polyester padding is used in our mattresses, so you can be
assured of a healthier sleeping environment.
100% Organic Cotton
The mattress is then covered by our premium 100% organic cotton fabric
(known in the industry as "ticking")
to give you years of refreshing sleep. Our
organic cotton ticking is woven into a
beautiful comfort-soft fabric without the use of harsh chemicals. Our organic cotton fabric
ticking is the ultimate
choice for people with chemical sensitivities.
The Natural Organic Cotton Box
Tufting for Longevity:
All of our mattresses are made by hand using age-old European mattress tufting
techniques. After the mattress is covered with our luxurious 100% organically grown cotton
fabric, it is then expertly hand tufted with European tufting straps to further compress
the cotton padding, and maximize orthopedic back support and comfort. Our European tufting
straps are superior to the machine-made "Button-Tufting" method used
by many organic mattress companies. The button or sting tufting method of
securing the cotton batting in the mattress uses string to hold the cotton (and
possibly wool) in place. These strings can stretch and even snap making sleeping
uncomfortable. They can also begin to work their way through the cotton and be
felt pressing into your back. This Button-Tufting method also uses round buttons
to compress the cotton padding. Unfortunately, many of these buttons can become
loose, break or even get pulled out from the mattress also making it
uncomfortable to lie on. By contrast, our European tufting method uses
reinforced straps, which are sewn from one side of the mattress to the other and
are then twisted to hold in place. This method brings added comfort and
durability to our organic cotton mattress.
Our uncompromising commitment to using only the finest materials, combined with our hand
crafted care ensures that this mattress will provide years of consistent comfort
The Natural Organic Mattress may be used without a
box spring on any of our platform beds, or more commonly, on one of our
Natural Organic Box Springs. Unlike box springs that offer very little
movement, the Natural Organic Cotton Box Spring offers a more comfortable sleep
experience--allowing the mattress to adjust to your body contours while still
offering outstanding support throughout. The box spring itself uses a poplar
wood frame and metal spring set. It is surrounded by
organic cotton fabric ticking, and then surrounded by soft organic cotton
batting. Finally, the entire unit is then encased in another protective layer of
organic cotton fabric ticking.
The Natural Organic Mattress comes in our Standard Firm, which is very firm, but
with some give, and our
Orthopedic Firm, which is probably the firmest mattress in the industry--much
like a soft rock! Click on the "Add to Cart"
button and then select your preference. Our natural organic cotton and organic
cotton/natural wool mattresses are firmer than almost all standard mainstream mattresses.
Standard Firm ~ Best for over 98% of our customer who
prefer a firm mattress, but need the mattress to have some flexibility for
side sleeping and where the pressure builds up at the knees, hips, and
Orthopedic Firm ~ Best for people who need an
extremely firm mattress. This firmness is sometimes recommended by doctor's
for people with severe back issues who need a bed with little flexibility.
Also, some back sleepers and heavier people prefer the firmness of the
For added softness,
consider one of our
Toppers or our Organic Pillowtop
Pads (see description below).
Choose Your Organic Mattress
There are two different Abundant
Earth Organic Cotton Innerspring Mattress Configurations for you to choose from:
Organic Cotton Only Mattress ~ Prescription Required (approx. 8.5" thick)
Organic Cotton and Natural Wool Mattress (approx. 9.5" thick)
Flame Retardants, the Federal Government and Wool:
All of Abundant Earth's organic cotton mattresses are free of chemical flame retardants. Nevertheless, federal law requires all sleeping surfaces sold in the United
States to be treated with a flame retardant. However, don't panic! Keep
reading.... An exemption is allowed for people with medical need. Because the Natural Organic Cotton Only Innerspring Mattresses
contains no chemical flame retardants,
a medical doctor's,
naturopath's, or chiropractor's prescription (must be licensed in your state)
is required to purchase this bed
in order to meet federal flame retardant requirements. This prescription may be faxed to us at 847-485-5169 or emailed to
email@example.com and should say something like "Patient needs mattress without chemical flame retardants."
Natural Wool as a Flame Retardant:
Some manufacturers add "natural" flame retardants to their
fabric ticking such as boric acid. However, we strongly recommend against these
products as they still may pose their own set of hazards to one's health and
well-being. By contrast, a natural flame retardant we do recommend for those who
are interested is natural chemical-free wool. Because wool acts as a flame retardant, our mattresses with
added wool, such as the Natural Organic Cotton with Wool Innerspring Mattress, do NOT require a prescription. Wool is extremely durable and also has
the added benefit of retaining heat (keeping you warmer) when it's cold and dry, and
cooler when it's hot and sweaty (wool wicks away moisture helping to keep you
cooler). Wool also helps (just a little) with dust mite resistance and it add
just a hint of softness to your mattress. If you are concerned about maximizing
dust mite protection for your mattress, you will
still want the added protection of one of our
Cotton Barrier Cloth Mattress Covers.
Quilted Organic Latex and Wool Pillowtop Pads
for Added Softness:
Optionally, you may order an
Organic Cotton-Wrapped Natural Wool and Organic Latex
Quilted Pillowtop Pad to add to your Abundant Earth
Natural Organic Mattress or another mattress you already own. Our deluxe
Organic Cotton-Wrapped Natural Wool and Organic Latex Quilted Pillowtop Pads are
available for those who want both a natural yet super plush bed experience. These wonderful true natural rubber
organic latex-core and wool pillowtop pads take the edge off the firmness of your bed while still
allowing the mattress below to continue to provide support for your
body. These pads come in two different thicknesses. For a minimal pad, choose the Standard 2" version, or for the
ultimate cloud-like sleeping experience, select the Deluxe 4"
Produced from the rubber tree plantations of Indonesia and Malaysia, our latex
is sustainably harvested by tapping into the rubber tree in much the same way as
maple syrup from the maple tree. Shipped to a modern latex plant in England, the
milky white latex is converted into a mattress or pillow core in specialized
molds (Talalay Process). The core undergoes four rinsing processes to eliminate
rubber odors. In addition, our latex is hygienic, hypo-allergenic and
anti-bacterial. Unlike other "natural" latex being sold which often contains a
host of chemical compounds added to the latex mix, our latex is truly pure and
natural and made with just natural rubber and a mineral compound necessary to
have the latex set up correctly during production.
Thoughts from an Abundant Earth Mattress Enthusiast:
"Thanks so much for your great products.
Before purchasing an organic mattress set and bedding I
researched many different companies and was shocked to
discover that many so called 'organic products' were not made with with
totally chemical free materials. In fact, I had read many reports where
customers actually got sick from some of them! After becoming
very discouraged and confused, I finally came across Abundant
Earth. The first thing that impressed me was the option of a
mattress set with no latex. I purchased a queen
mattress with [natural wool and organic cotton]. When I got
the mattress set I noticed an odor and immediately called Abundant
Earth. I was reassured that this was a natural cotton odor
and that it would disappear in a few days. I am happy to say
after three days it was completely gone and I absolutely love my new
bed and organic sheets and pillows! As a person who suffered
severely and eventually got quite ill from
a conventional flame retardant mattress I am overjoyed to
finally sleep in a comfortable healthy bed. No more waking up
with a puffy face, under-eye circles and headaches every
morning. Also, thanks for getting back to me so
quickly with the many questions I had."
C. M. ~ Maine
Costs, Delivery and Return Information:
may apply. We will
you, should this be the case, and await your approval before finalizing
your order. Delivery includes inside set-up of mattress. Additional
for removal of old mattress/box spring. Please contact us for
information and pricing regarding this service. Metal frame not
included. Returns accepted within 30 days of receipt in NEW
and UNUSED condition with original packaging for refund less 50%
restocking fee, all shipping fees and damages.
allow approximately 2 to 3 weeks for delivery