Certification and Awards

Ethical Sourcing Award Winner

The 1st mattress ever to win at the 33rd Australian Banksia Foundation National Sustainability Awards! 

Winners of the:
Ethical Sourcing Award 

“1.8 million mattresses a year go into landfill in Australia, which are non-biodegradable and full of chemicals, synthetics and unnecessary carbon emissions.”

“Latex is bio degradable, sustainable, carbon negative, natural, anti allergy and dust mite free it also lasts twice as long as normal mattresses.”

The only latex mattress to be recommended by Choice

European Eco Label

The EU Eco-label daisy is a unique certification scheme aimed to help European consumers distinguish greener, more environmentally friendly products and services. The daisy has become a European-wide symbol for products, providing simple and accurate guidance to consumers. All products bearing the daisy have been checked by independent bodies for compliance with strict ecological and performance criteria. These products have been officially distinguished as being amongst the most environmentally friendly in their range during the entire life cycle of the product, from production to disposal.

The latex used in The Zenna fulfils the criteria of the European Ecolabel system for mattresses as determined in the directive 2002/740/EC. Customers can obtain a European environmental quality label. The European Eco-label gives your product a credible sign of environmental excellence and offers our customers a simple and trustworthy solution to differentiate their final products. In addition it helps to demonstrate the durability and the quality of the product.

The manufacturer of The Zenna Latex Core has been awarded the label “Passed for harmful substances according to the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100″, analyzing specific substances which are ecologically hazardous for humans. The manufacturer is granted by OTI(Wien) for its standard latex and also for its natural latex core for mattress upholstered furniture industry.

For more information please visit: www.eco-label.com

EuroLATEX ECO-Standard

The Zenna latex complies with the EuroLATEX ECO-Standard. The tests were developed with TFI (Aachen) and define the maximum acceptable limits of substances considered toxic or harmful to health. We are also compliant with standards for food packaging.

LGA Certificate

LGA (Nurnberg) Awarded The Zenna latex manufacturer with a score of minimum 99% out of 100% (being the maximum) for their dynamic load performance criteria on loss of height, loss of hardness and loss of elasticity.

Morton Thiokol Research & Development Institute

Tests conducted on the latex used in The Zenna mattresses indicate that these products have an anti-fungal and bactericide action. This latex does not need any chemical treatment as it is naturally dust mite and bacteria free and does not provide a feeding ground for dust mites and bed bugs.

Environmental Care Award

Tests conducted on the latex used in The Zenna mattresses indicate that these products have an anti-fungal and bactericide action. This latex does not need any chemical treatment as it is naturally dust mite and bacteria free and does not provide a feeding ground for dust mites and bed bugs.

ECO

Conducted by the ECO Institute, Germany, this test evaluates the fillers, synthetic rubber and hazardous components and emissions in the product. ECO certification confirms that our manufacturer Latexco’s latex cores are free of fillers, synthetic rubber or hazardous particles, thus being certified as 100 % natural.

To view our ECO-INSTITUTE CERTIFICATION click on either of the links below.

https://www.eco-institut-label.de/en/?s=Latexco&sentence=1

https://www.eco-institut-label.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ID_1114_33337_001_Latexco_Urkunde3.pdf

Our Latex supplier is now FSC certified.

The Forest Stewardship Council A. C. (FSC) is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests via timber certification. An FSC certification sets standards on products produced from trees and certifies them as eco-friendly based on the lifecycle of the product and how it came to be: FSC standards ensure that both the environment and communities were protected during the process.

https://fsc.org/en

Bio Cotton

Why is Bio Cotton an Excellent Choice?

In the production of bio cotton, the plant is cultivated using techniques that do not utilize toxic materials. It means that there are no non-biodegradable chemicals being used nor synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. By doing so, the soil, as well as the groundwater, do not become contaminated by these harmful chemicals.

Bio cotton comes from a natural variety of cotton. It is not a genetically modified organism or GMO. It is as natural and organic as it can get. It is a resilient variety, so it doesn’t need strong synthetic pesticides and fertilizers to grow well. It is in this way that the fertility of the soil is maintained, and the cotton plants can stay stable for a long time.

As for the cotton farmers, since they are cultivating a variety of cotton that doesn’t need chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides, they no longer have to get a loan to purchase chemicals. What happens when they acquire credit is that the money they earn from a harvest goes back to the creditor. It is a seemingly never-ending cycle of not having enough.

With bio cotton, each purchase of a product made from it can guarantee that the farmers get good, regular income. And apart from that, their self-worth gets validated. They are now able to experience the rewards of their hard work. This is what makes bio cotton an excellent choice for consumers. Not only is bio cotton a superb material for clothing, but it also affects an economic chain that allows other people to lead better lives.

https://www.spiritsciencecentral.com/blog/what-is-bio-cotton-and-why-does-it-matter