Tuft and Needle Becomes First Complete Mattress System in US to Earn STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
The OEKO-TEX® Association has certified Tuft & Needle foam mattresses according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, indicating that they have been tested to be free from harmful levels of more than 300 concerning chemicals. Tuft & Needle is the first company to achieve certification of a complete mattress system. The Tuft & Needle mattresses meet STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Class 1 criteria, the most stringent of the four OEKO-TEX® classes. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification also confirms that Tuft & Needle mattresses fully comply with US Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regulations.
“A good night’s sleep requires both a fantastic mattress and peace of mind,” says Aaron Bata, Head of Customer Experience of Tuft & Needle. “The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification reassures our customers that their Tuft & Needle mattress doesn’t contain harmful chemicals so they can rest even easier. Plus, as an independent, third party certification with a trackable identification number that consumers can verify online, OEKO-TEX® fits right into our company’s commitment to plain speaking transparency and integrity.”
Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012 in Phoenix with a mission to transform the mattress market. Tuft & Needle developed a new business model and disrupted the mattress industry by selling one style of a high quality T&N Adaptive® Foam mattress directly to consumers online for a fair price in an honest, straightforward manner. The Tuft & Needle mattress is manufactured in the USA and comes with a 100-Night Sleep Trial, free returns and a no-gimmicks 10-year warranty.
“We applaud Tuft & Needle for being the first company to obtain this voluntary certification for their complete mattress system,” says Ben Mead who represents OEKO-TEX® in North America. “The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification indicates real commitment to producing quality mattresses that are safe for everyone in the family to enjoy.”
With 25 years of experience, OEKO-TEX® leads the world in empowering and enabling consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. OEKO-TEX® provides standardized solutions, which optimize customers’ manufacturing processes and help, deliver high quality, more sustainable products. All of the products within the OEKO-TEX® portfolio are used to strengthen our customers’ systems, processes or products and, ultimately, they help create more sustainable companies. To date, 10,000 manufacturers, brands, and retailers in almost 100 countries are working with OEKO-TEX® to ensure that their products are tested for potentially harmful substances and millions of consumers around the world look for OEKO-TEX® labels before making buying decisions. OEKO-TEX® certified products and suppliers can be located in the OEKO-TEX® Online Buying Guide at www.oeko-tex.com/products. Connect with OEKO-TEX® on Facebook, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter. http://www.OEKO-TEX.com.
About Tuft & Needle
Tuft & Needle is a bootstrapped, Phoenix-based company that pioneered the disruption of the mattress industry. Founded in 2012 by John-Thomas Marino, 31, and Daehee Park, 28, T&N is leading the revolution against unfair mattress markups, commission-based sales models, and information asymmetry by creating an exceptional, honestly-priced product. Having bypassed the option to raise outside capital, Tuft & Needle has nurtured the co-founders’ personal investment of $6,000 into month-over-month profitability, outstanding customer satisfaction reviews, and remarkable growth.
T&N offers one style of mattress that is made with its unique T&N Adaptive® Foam, crafted entirely in the United States, and is designed to be “universally comfortable,” helping people of all shapes, sizes, and sleeping styles to WAKE UP BETTER®. The mattress is conveniently compressed into a small box and shipped free of charge* to the customer’s door. Every mattress comes with a 100-Night Sleep Trial, free returns and a no-gimmicks 10-year warranty. Tuft & Needle has three retail store locations; Phoenix, Scottsdale and San Francisco.