|Pure, certified organic natural rubber topper (97% purity, more details below) encase in 100% organic cotton cover with organically grown wool quilted into the cover for fire retardancy requirements.
2" thick. Many customers use this as a futon mattress, too, as the dense natural rubber provides good support between the sleeper and the floor. Soft, resilient, and supportive.
The natural rubber used in the topper is soft and the ILD is 20-22."ILD" is the standard numbering system for rating foam firmness. ILD is the number of pounds it takes to compress a sample of latex one inch. Soft (17-25 ILD), Medium (26-30 ILD), Firm (31-35 ILD), Extra Firm (36-42 ILD), and Hard (43-48 ILD).
Made in Canada. Hypoallergenic. Sweatshop-free. Free shipping to 48 contiguous states and most of Canada. Elsewhere, we will confirm the shipping supplement with you before processing your order.
NOTE: Our natural rubber topper (in fact, our whole bedding line) is NOT sprayed with chemical fire retardants. Our 100% natural products meet US regulation 16-CFR part 16-33 standard approved 4D for flammability. Many customers have brought it to our attention that this is in fact not the case with most, if not all, domestic as well as imported bedding products, organic or not.
|Natural Rubber Topper|
|Twin (39" x 75")|
|Twin XL (39" x 80")|
|Full / Double (54" x 75")|
|Queen (60" x 80" )|
|King (76" x 80" )|
|Cal King (72" x 84")|
Care Instructions: Our natural rubber toppers are not washable. Spot clean the organic cotton cover as needed. The best way to protect your natural rubber topper is to have an organic cotton mattress protector or wool moisture pad protector on top before putting your bed sheets on. Beat or air every few months to keep fresh.
Our Certified Organic Natural Rubber Toppers are made using the Dunlop method, which yields a 97% purity, the highest of any methods known. The milk from the rubber tree is processed fresh (so no harsh chemicals have to be used to reconstitute, as opposed to volume manufacturers that let the milk sit who will then be required to use industrial chemicals to process it later). Once processed, the natural rubber used in our bedding is overnighted to Canada to be made into our pure natural rubber bedding products.
Many chemically-sensitive customers travel with our natural rubber topper in the twin size. It can be folded up, belted, and stuffed into a large duffel bag.
Natural rubber absorbs your weight for an impact-free sleeping experience (so you won't notice your partner's tossing and turning on the other side of the bed). Wool toppers are fluffy and resilient; natural rubber toppers are quiet, more supportive, and equally resilient. Which you choose depends on your personal preference. If you want a very soft and fluffy top layer (like a feather bed), then go with wool toppers; if you prefer a gently supportive and soft top layer, go with natural rubber toppers.
Natural rubber is a renewable resource. It is the milk or sap tapped from the Hevea Brasiliensis - the common rubber tree - grown on Malaysian plantations especially selected for their high quality product. Our supplier is located in an area that produces the finest quality rubber for mattress use; an extremely durable, elastic material characterized by its ability to retain its shape and original firmness. Because the product is manufactured where the sap is harvested, we are helping to sustain the local economy and provide jobs without depleting the natural resources of the country of origin. An important element of the Obasan manufacturing process is that the processing of the Hevea milk is done close to the plantation. We do this because rubber destabilizes when it is kept in a liquid form for too long. This can be avoided by the addition of chemicals, but since we want our product as pure as possible, we cannot do this.
For our products, the milk is harvested in the morning and by afternoon it is being molded into sheets that are shipped to Canada where they are expertly covered at our facility. We use the Dunlop system to produce a 97% pure rubber for our mattresses. This process involves only air, natural soap and vulcanization agents, which are used to ensure the rubber keeps its form. All Obasan products - mattresses, foundations, pillows, comforters, and mattress protectors contain pure, organically grown and harvested cotton. Cotton grown in industrialized countries is saturated with pesticides and herbicides and absorb all the chemicals that modern fertilizers deposit in the soil. Machine picked, it is full of impurities, oil, leaves, and dirt. The cotton we use is cultivated and hand picked in the traditional co-operative manner that has been followed for centuries in the Cañete and Chincha valleys high in the Peruvian Andes. It is grown organically without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or defoliants to fertilize the crop, control plant growth or fight pests.
No synthetic chemicals are used to strip the leaves in preparation for the harvest or during the manufacturing process. Hand picking ensures that it is the cleanest, purest most resilient cotton fiber available. Europe's oldest and most prestigious certification agency KRAV of Sweden has certified our organic cotton. Their stamp of approval is not only a guarantee of organic standards, but also that social rights are observed in the production of our cotton. All the cotton used in our batting, filling and fabrics is this clean, pure, organic product. It is woven to very high standards into the finest, softest fabrics, in Germany and Switzerland.