What’s happening: Brooklyn Bedding has expanded one of its top sleep solutions, Plank, by adding a Global Organic Textile Standard model to its specialty, ultra-firm mattress line. Plank Firm Natural is a sustainable, organic and flippable sleep solution, handcrafted in the U.S., with a starting price of $1,399.
The company received the GOTS certification in July 2022 after passing a series of rigorous examinations and inspections, including an assessment of its processing and storage system, an inspection of the chemical inputs, and social criteria checks.
Why it matters: The GOTS label ensures that every component of an organic mattress is constructed with GOTS-certified materials, ethical labor practices and is backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
Sold exclusively online at PlankMattress.com, Plank Firm Natural sources the world’s safest materials to create a hypoallergenic, naturally breathable, and ultra-supportive hybrid sleep solution. The bed features 100% natural Talalay latex layers that are extracted from natural sources and processed using biodegradable ingredients. The mattress cover is 100% organic and is made from GOTS certified cotton, which is known for its breathability, subtle stretch and soft touch.
Its layers provide temperature regulation and shape retention, and act as a natural fire retardant. And as a naturally hypoallergenic fiber, wool also contains properties that prevent the build-up of dust mites, dust particles and other potentially harmful allergens.
This dual-sided mattress features a firm side (7.5-9.5) and a medium-firm side (6.5-8), making it the flattest, firmest and healthiest sleep on the market, the company says. The firmer side is designed with eco-Institut certified natural latex, which provides a balance of support and comfort. The medium-firm side is built with the same premium latex but with more give, offering body contouring while still maintaining proper support. An inner core of 8-inch individually wrapped TitanCaliber coils provides pressure point relief and body contouring support.
GOTS was developed in 2006 as a worldwide standard to ensure organic status and socially responsible manufacturing of textiles through the entire supply chain, including fiber production, processing and manufacturing. The certification sets the benchmark for a universal understanding of environmentally friendly production systems and social accountability in the organic textile sector.