FRIANT, Calif. (March 12, 2009)—The U.S. Specialty Sleep Association is launching the first mattress/bedding industry initiative to identify, define and set standards for which as mattresses, box springs and pillows can be labeled "green.”
SSA said its ultimate goal will be to create a certification program based on existing legitimate standards and programs, as well as sleep-industry specific terms and standards for mattresses and bedding.
SSA president Dale Read said the group lauds the overall movement toward eco-friendly sleep products but also is aware that every manufacturer and supplier is using its own definitions of what is green or natural, causing a tremendous amount of confusion with consumers.
SSA expects to identify and define a set of standards, to be ratified by the summer of 2009.