MP Mary Creagh is the chair of a parliamentary inquiry into toxic chemicals in the home with growing concerns about the use of flame retardants in mattresses and sofas. She has recently released a podcast on the subject titled "Emergency on Planet Earth", which you can hear below.
The award-winning 2012 Chicago Tribune investigative ‘Playing With Fire’ Toxic Hot Seat threads together an intricate story of manipulation that details how Big Tobacco skilfully convinced fire safety officials to back a standard that, in effect, requires all furniture to be filled with toxic flame retardants.
We've had several enquiries about various new chemical-free bio-based flame retardant treatments and coatings for natural mattresses being sold by other companies (such as M-Pure), which claim to be made purely from natural sources.
Unlike all other mattress manufacturers, we are the only UK mattress manufacturer fighting for change. Leading the way, we are passionate about lobbying the government and working with NGOs (Non-Government Organisations and charities) to move towards chemical free homes and change the fire regulations. This timeline shows the mattress research, testing and development work Cottonsafe® have been involved in.
We are very proud to announce that our new animal cruelty-free mattresses have attained coveted Vegan Society Registration. Not just a single mattress, but a complete range of adult and children's Vegan Mattresses using cotton, bamboo and polyester. This is a major breakthrough for health-conscious Vegan customers, as most flame retardant chemicals are based on pesticides and have significant health risks.