03 Jun '11, 8am
What’s Really ‘Green’? A Look at Mattresses, Part III
has been a joint effort for many years by the Natural Bedroom, the Sonoma County Wool Growers, the University of California Agricultural Extension and Debra Lynn Dadd…(It) takes the Organic standard a step further by not subjecting organic wool to chemical cleaners. This program calls for absolutely no chemicals, pesticides or artificial materials in the sheep’s environment. The pastures where they graze must be free of pesticides for a minimum of two years, and supplemental feeds must be organically based. Inoculations can contain no synthetics or hormones. Even the grasses on which the sheep are grazed are carefully selected. In the shearing process, ranchers use a clean room and a surface free of dirt, dust and pests. Throughout the packing, cleaning and carding process, care is taken to eliminate chemical processes and maintain uniform quality.