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)