Keetsa Mattresses

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Walking to a meeting in San Francisco last week we noticed the Keetsa Mattress store. Curiosity and Susie's question about foam mattresses compelled us to take a look around.

We didn't know what to expect ... and, 15 minutes later, we walked out seriously impressed.

If all the information in the store and on the web site is accurate, the Keetsa mattress is the greenest we've found.

• Unlike -- well, unlike any other mattress we've ever heard of -- the Keetsa mattress is compressed and rolled into a carton made of recycled cardboard. That means more mattresses can fit in a truck, which means fewer trucks.

• Much of the materials used in the Keetsa mattress are recycled and recyclable. Keetsa even has a Keetsa Quotient, which tells you how recycled/recyclable your mattress is.

• And, according to the salesperson we chatted with, because of the compression that the mattresses go through, most of the toxic off-gassing happens before the mattress enters your home. (Yes, it still happens somewhere, which is still not good.)

They're are also very reasonably priced (and shipping is free!). A queen-sized Keetsa Plus is $499.

We won't be needing a mattress for some time (Keetsa also sells pillows and bedding) but when we do ...

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(Re-edited from a post originally published 09.12.07)