Remember, the primary expense in a natural latex mattress is the latex. Sounds obvious, right? However, much of the information from online sellers in under the "let the buyer beware" headline. Spend your money wisely, be very precise in discovering the type of latex and, most importantly the manufacturer of the latex.
Don't be fooled, we recommend choosing 100% natural latex from two vendors. For Talalay latex, Talalay Global (previously Latex International) sets the standard. They produce a limited amount of 100% natural rubber "Specialty Talalay," manufactured in the US. For Dunlop latex, we suggest Latex Green, manufactured in Sri Lanka, and distributed from California.
Protect your investment and learn how to understand an Oeko-Tex certificate, which specifically lists the "tested article". The "tested article" on the Oeko-Tex certificate is critical, when you are purchasing a natural latex mattress or topper, as it clearly states the material tested.
This is particularly true with Talalay Global. Most of the "Talatech" rubber foam, their name for Talalay latex, is "Standard Talatech latex rubber foam", a very high quality blend of synthetic and natural latex.
Talalay Global makes a small quantity of "Specialty Talalay, 100% natural Talatech latex rubber foam, which first became available in the last 10 years. The 100% natural Talalay is more difficult to make, increasing its cost.
Latex Green makes 100% natural, as well as organic Dunlop latex, so you don't need to study the Oeko-Tex certificate as closely as the certificate from Talalay Global. Latex Green also has the distinction of producing the ONLY latex that is produced from rubber trees that are certified as grown organically.