My favorite green product of the week: Keetsa eco-friendly mattresses
What is it?
Keetsa mattresses are made with 100% recycled steel coils, scrap memory foam bits, and a variety of sustainable materials like bamboo fabrics and unbleached natural cotton. Keetsa offers six different types of mattresses.
Why is it better?
Most people sleep on mattresses. Most people spend one-third of their lives in bed. But most people don't know that conventional mattresses are covered in flame-retardants, petroleum-based pesticides, and other harsh chemicals. Well, not Keetsa mattresses. Not to mention, all those recycled materials I listed before? A lot of them can be recycled if you jump up and down a few too many times and need a new one.
One of my favorite things about the Keetsa mattress is that they can be compressed and rolled into box - that means that while 140 conventional mattresses can fit on one truck, 540 Keetsa mattresses can fit in the same space. The carbon footprint is much smaller from factory door to your bedroom door. (And the mattress boxes have wheels so you can take it home yourself.)
Last but not least, they're comfortable. I got to take two different mattresses for "test drives" at the San Francisco Green Festival. And I personally own the Keetsa Plus and I think it's incredibly comfortable (and my friends agree).
Where can you find it?
The Keetsa showrooms are located in San Francisco and Fairfield, CA. You can buy mattresses there, a variety of mattress showrooms, or order them online at the company website. Queen sized mattresses range in price from $549.99 to $1649.99.
Besides her green products column on Cleantech Blog, Cristina is a passionate advocate for green living at the Green Home Huddle at Huddler.com, which focuses on electric cars, energy efficient appliances, and other green products.