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 …

More info: Keetsa

(Re-edited from a post originally published 09.12.07)

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